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Modern analysis of ancient hearths reveals Neanderthal settlement patterns  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 hours
Ancient fire remains provide evidence of Neanderthal group mobility and settlement patterns and indicate specific occupation episodes, according to a new study. more
Exceptional preservation of mid-Cretaceous marine arthropods and the evolution of novel forms via heterochrony  Science Magazine · 8 hours
Evolutionary origins of novel forms are often obscure because early and transitional fossils tend to be rare, poorly preserved, or... more
Modern analysis of ancient hearths reveals Neanderthal settlement patterns  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
Ancient fire remains provide evidence of Neanderthal group mobility and settlement patterns and indicate specific occupation episodes, according to a new study published in PLOS ONE on April 24, 2019... more
'Beautiful Nightmare' Crab Sported Lobster Shell, Shrimp Mouth and Soccer Ball Eyes  LIVE SCIENCE · 8 hours
An ancient crab that lived during the dinosaur age was so strange, paleontologists are calling it the platypus of the crab world. more
Ancient secrets of medicinal mint  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
The precious chemistry of a plant used for 2000 years in traditional Chinese medicine has been unlocked in a project that raises the prospect of rapid access to a wide array of therapeutic drugs. more
A Neanderthal tooth discovered in Serbia reveals human migration history  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
In 2015, our Serbian-Canadian archaeological research team was working at a cave site named Pešturina, in Eastern Serbia, where we had found thousands of stone tools and animal... more
Ancient Greek Murder Victim Died with Weirdly Perfect Circle in Chest  LIVE SCIENCE · 14 hours
About 2,000 years ago, a heavily muscled man was murdered on a Greek island. The killer drove a seven-pointed spear into the man's chest with such... more
DNA gives insight into prehistoric bonds between dogs and humans  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
Domestic dogs come in all shapes and sizes, but the animals we now regard as man's best friend may have originated from just two populations of wolves, research... more
Chinese-UK project reveals ancient secrets of medicinal mint  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
The precious chemistry of a plant used for 2000 years in traditional Chinese medicine has been unlocked in a project that raises the prospect of rapid access to a wide array of... more
Egypt: Archaeologists uncover ancient tomb with mummies  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
Egypt says archaeologists have uncovered an ancient tomb with mummies believed to date back about 2,000 years in the southern city of Aswan. more
See beautiful fossils from top Cambrian sites around the world  SCIENCE-NEWS · 15 hours
Troves of Cambrian fossils are known at more than 50 places around the world. Here are five standout spots. more
'Marsquake': first tremor detected on Red Planet  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Scientists said Tuesday they might have detected the first known seismic tremor on Mars in a discovery that could shed light on the ancient origins of Earth's neighbour. more
Simple sea anemones not so simple after all  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The tube-dwelling anemone is an ancient sea creature that resembles a prehistoric flower. The animals live slow, long and predictable lifestyles and look fairly similar from species to species. more
One million species risk extinction due to humans: Draft UN report  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Up to one million species face extinction due to human influence, according to a draft UN report obtained by AFP that painstakingly catalogues how humanity has... more
What's the Controversy Over the Baby T. Rex Listed on eBay?  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
The partial skeleton of a baby Tyrannosaurus rex is for sale on eBay for nearly $3 million. Paleontologists are furious about it. more
Reducing energy required to convert CO2 waste into valuable resources  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Surplus industrial carbon dioxide creates an opportunity to convert waste into a valuable commodity. Excess CO2 can be a feedstock for chemicals typically derived from fossil fuels, but... more
Rewriting the textbook on fossil fuels: New technologies help unravel nature's methane recipes  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Experts say scientific understanding of deep hydrocarbons has been transformed, with new insights gained into the sources of energy that could have... more
Extinction Rebellion: disruption and arrests can bring social change  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Extinction Rebellion burst onto everybody's screens with disruptions and mass arrests across the UK and around the world, in protest against government inaction on climate change. Radical disruptions have been... more
Ancient sculptors made magnetic figures from rocks struck by lightning  SCIENCE-NEWS · 3 days
Carved ‘potbelly’ stone sculptures suggest people in what’s now Guatemala knew about magnetism more than 2,000 years ago. more
To save life on Earth, here's the $100 billion-a-year solution  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
There have been five mass extinctions in the history of the Earth. But in the 21st century, scientists now estimate that society must urgently come to grips this... more
Costa Rica bets on ending fossil fuel use by 2050  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Eric Orlich and his wife Gioconda Rojas own two electric vehicles, which they charge at home in the garage thanks to solar panels on their roof. more
The secret to a stable society? A steady supply of beer doesn't hurt  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Scientists analyzed bits of beer vessels from an ancient Peruvian brewery to learn what the beer was made of and where the... more
Mesopotamian King Sargon II envisioned ancient city Karkemish as western Assyrian capital  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
In "A New Historical Inscription of Sargon II from Karkemish," published in the Journal of Near Eastern Studies, Gianni Marchesi translates a recently discovered... more
These beetles have successfully freeloaded for 100 million years  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
An ancient and rare beetle fossil is the oldest example of a social relationship between two animal species. more
Disappearing bumblebee species under threat of extinction  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
The American Bumblebee - a species once more commonly seen buzzing around Southern Ontario - is critically endangered, according to a new study. The finding found the native North American species, Bombus pensylvanicus, is... more
Disappearing bumblebee species under threat of extinction  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The American Bumblebee—a species once more commonly seen buzzing around Southern Ontario—is critically endangered, according to a new study led by York University. more
How superstitions spread  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Ancient Roman leaders once made decisions about important events, such as when to hold elections or where to build new cities, based on the presence or flight patterns of birds. Builders often omit the thirteenth floor from their floor plans,... more
Fossils found in museum drawer in Kenya belong to gigantic carnivore  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Paleontologists have discovered a new species of meat-eating mammal larger than any big cat stalking the world today. Larger than a polar bear, with a skull... more
The quest to save the banana from extinction  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Panama disease, an infection that ravages banana plants, has been sweeping across Asia, Australia, the Middle East and Africa. The impact has been devastating. In the Philippines alone, losses have totalled US$400m.... more
New Dinosaur Species Uncovered in Mongolia  SCI-NEWS.COM · 6 days
Paleontologists in Mongolia have discovered a new species of hadrosauroid dinosaur that roamed what is now the Gobi Desert approximately 90 million years ago.... more
Lithium detected in an ancient star gives new clues for Big Bang nucleosynthesis  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Researchers from the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain) and the University of Cambridge (UK) have detected lithium (Li) in the ancient... more
Scientists unearth 220 million-year-old dinosaur fossils in Argentina  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
A site containing the 220-million-year-old fossilised remains of nearly a dozen dinosaurs has been discovered in western Argentina, researchers said Wednesday. more
Fossils found in museum drawer in Kenya belong to gigantic carnivore  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Paleontologists at Ohio University have discovered a new species of meat-eating mammal larger than any big cat stalking the world today. Larger than a polar bear,... more
Switch from hunting to herding recorded in ancient urine  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A new study begins to resolve the scale and pace of change during the first phases of animal domestication beyond the Fertile Crescent. To reconstruct this history, the authors turned... more
These beetles have successfully freeloaded for 100 million years  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Almost 100 million years ago, a tiny and misfortunate beetle died after wandering into a sticky glob of resin leaking from a tree in a region near present-day Southeast Asia.... more
Genetics behind the evolution of flightless birds  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Based on the analysis of the genomes of more than a dozen flightless birds, including an extinct moa, researchers found that while different species show wide variety in the protein-coding portions of their genome,... more
Volcanic Eruptions Caused End-Permian Extinction, New Evidence Confirms  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
An international team of paleontologists from China and the United States has found high levels of mercury in the end-Permian... more
Meet Gobihadros, a new species of Mongolian hadrosaur  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The complete skeletal remains of a new species of Mongolian dinosaur fill in a gap in the evolution of hadrosaurs, according to a study released April 17, 2019 in the open-access journal... more
Switch from hunting to herding recorded in ancient pee  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The transition from hunting and gathering to farming and herding is considered a crucial turning point in the history of humanity. Scholars think the intensive food production that came along... more
Fish that outlived dinosaurs reveals secrets of ancient skull evolution  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A new study into one of the world's oldest types of fish, Coelacanth, provides fresh insights into the development of the skull and brain of vertebrates and the... more
Lightning hits Acropolis in Greece injuring 4, site intact  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A lightning bolt struck the Acropolis in Athens during a rainstorm Wednesday, lightly injuring two visitors and two guards but causing no damage to the country's most famous ancient site,... more
Small fossils with big applications: BP Gulf of Mexico time scale  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Geologic time scales are critical to understanding the timing, duration, and connection of geologic events. They are not static, and can be improved with research, integration,... more
Asian elephant outlives stegodon—advantage due to diverse diet  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Together with their Chinese colleagues, Senckenberg scientists studied the feeding habits of the Asian elephant and its extinct relative, the stegodon, during the Pleistocene. They reached the conclusion that the Asian elephant... more
Rhinos, Gomphotheres, Camels, Horses, Antelopes and Alligators Lived in Ancient ‘Texas Serengeti’  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
Dr. Steven May, a paleontology research associate at the University of Texas at Austin, has studied and identified an extensive collection of fossils from... more
Mild equine asthma can distinguish winners from losers on the racetrack  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
From chariot racing in ancient Rome to the modern Kentucky Derby, horse racing has been celebrated in some form for more than a thousand years. Whether... more
Researchers discover 'ghostly' signs of a mysterious new mineral  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
An international research team including Curtin University scientists has documented the 'ghost' of an undiscovered mineral at two ancient meteorite impact craters. more
Cometary Surprise Found Inside Meteorite  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
An ancient sliver of the building blocks from which comets formed was discovered encased inside a meteorite like an insect in amber by a Carnegie-led research... more
Climate change threatens endangered sparrows  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A new study finds that some sparrow species will likely go extinct within the century due to climate change. more
‘Cities’ reveals common ground between ancient and modern urban life  SCIENCE-NEWS · 1 week
In the book ‘Cities,’ archaeologist Monica Smith sees the positives in past and present metropolises. more
Climate change threatens endangered sparrows  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A new study in The Condor: Ornithological Applications finds that some sparrow species will go extinct within the century due to climate change. more
New evidence suggests volcanoes caused biggest mass extinction ever  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers say mercury buried in ancient rock provides the strongest evidence yet that volcanoes caused the biggest mass extinction in the history of the Earth. The extinction 252 million years... more
World's Rarest Giant Turtle Loses Last Known Female, All But Guaranteeing Extinction  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
The world's last known female Yangtze giant softshell turtle died one day after a failed artificial insemination in China. more
New evidence suggests volcanoes caused biggest mass extinction ever  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Researchers say mercury buried in ancient rock provides the strongest evidence yet that volcanoes caused the biggest mass extinction in the history of the Earth. more
Baby tyrannosaur’s eBay auction sparks outrage  Science Magazine · 1 week
Paleontologists decry sale, scientific display of commercially owned specimen more
Study: Aegean farmers replaced hunters of ancient Britain  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A wave of migrants from what is now Greece and Turkey arrived in Britain some 6,000 years ago and virtually replaced the existing hunter-gatherer population, according to a study published Monday in... more
Of bunyips and other beasts: Living memories of long-extinct creatures in art and stories  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
On many continents during the last ice age, typically from about 50,000 to 12,000 years ago, species of megafauna that... more
Paleontologists Find Exquisitely-Preserved Dinosaur Skin Traces  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
Several footprints and exquisitely-preserved skin impressions made by a small theropod dinosaur approximately 120 million years ago (Aptian age of the Early Cretaceous epoch)... more
Depression-Era Workers Found Strange Fossilized Beasts in 'Texas Serengeti'  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
About 12 million years ago, antelopes with slingshot-like horns and beasts that weren't quite elephants but that had long trunks and tusks tramped across the "Texas Serengeti" searching for food... more
Driving a wedge into historic gaps of climate science  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Evidence of historic marine life present in Alaskan permafrost is helping scientists reconstruct ancient changes in the ice cover over the Arctic Ocean. more
Ancient lakes: Eyes into the past, and the future  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Baikal, Biwa and Bosuntwi. Maracaibo, Malawi and Matano. Tule, Tahoe and Titicaca. more
DNA fragments from ancient hominins reveal new branches of the Denisovan lineage  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
It's widely accepted that anatomically modern humans interbred with their close relatives, the Neanderthals and Denisovans, as they dispersed out of Africa. more
Fossils of Silurian Sea Cucumber Found in UK  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
An international team of paleontologists has found the remains of an extinct sea cucumber in 430 million-year-old (Silurian period) fossil-rich... more
Conservationists discover hidden diversity in ancient frog family  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Research scientists have uncovered hidden diversity within a type of frog found only in the Seychelles, showing that those on each island have their own distinct lineage. The family tree of sooglossid... more
Homo luzonensis: New Species of Ancient Human Discovered  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
An early human species with a unique mix of primitive (that is, Australopithecus-like) and derived (that is, Homo sapiens-like) morphological... more
A new species of ancient human and real-time evolutionary changes in flowering plants  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
The ancient humans also known as the “hobbit” people (Homo floresiensis) might have company in their small stature with the discovery of... more
Conservationists discover hidden diversity in ancient frog family  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Research scientists led by the University of Kent have uncovered hidden diversity within a type of frog found only in the Seychelles, showing that those on each island have their own distinct... more
Ancient 'Texas Serengeti' had elephant-like animals, rhinos, alligators and more  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
During the Great Depression, Texans were put to work as fossil hunters. The workers retrieved tens of thousands of specimens that have been studied in small bits and... more
Ancient DNA reveals new branches of the Denisovan family tree  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
It's widely accepted that anatomically modern humans interbred with their close relatives, the Neanderthals and Denisovans, as they dispersed out of Africa. But a study examining DNA fragments... more
Driving a wedge into historic gaps of climate science  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Evidence of historic marine life present in Alaskan permafrost is helping scientists reconstruct ancient changes in the ice cover over the Arctic Ocean. more
Ancient 'Texas Serengeti' had elephant-like animals, rhinos, alligators and more  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
During the Great Depression, some unemployed Texans were put to work as fossil hunters. The workers retrieved tens of thousands of specimens that have been studied in small... more
How much evidence is enough to declare a new species of human?  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The announcement of a new species of ancient human (more correctly hominin) from the Philippines, reported today in Nature, will cause a lot of... more
Filipinos plan more diggings where new human species found  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Archaeologists who discovered fossil bones and teeth of a previously unknown human species that thrived more than 50,000 years ago in the northern Philippines say they plan more diggings and... more
Archaeologists identify first prehistoric figurative cave art in Balkans  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Archaeologist have revealed the first example of Paleolithic figurative cave art found in the Balkan Peninsula. more
New Species of Early Human Is Even Smaller Than the 'Hobbit'  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
The ancient bones and teeth of a previously unknown human relative — one that was even smaller than the so-called Hobbit — have been discovered deep... more
Ancient Bones And Teeth Found In A Philippine Cave May Rewrite Human History  NPR · 2 weeks
Islands in Southeast Asia were clearly important in the evolution of early humans, say scientists who have turned up 50,000-year-old remains of... more
Fossils of enigmatic extinct human species found on Philippine island  REUTERS · 2 weeks
Thirteen fossil bones and teeth excavated in a cave in the Philippines represent an enigmatic previously... more
Ancient Bones And Teeth Found In A Philippines Cave May Rewrite Human History  NPR · 2 weeks
Islands in Southeast Asia were clearly important in the evolution of early humans, say scientists who have turned up 50,000-year-old remains of... more
Archaeologists identify first prehistoric figurative cave art in Balkans  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
An international team, led by an archaeologist from the University of Southampton and the University of Bordeaux, has revealed the first example of Palaeolithic figurative cave art found in the... more
A new hominid species has been found in a Philippine cave, fossils suggest  SCIENCE-NEWS · 2 weeks
Cave fossils found in the Philippines come from a newly discovered member of the human lineage, researchers say more
Stone Circles Ringed House That May Have Belonged to the Neolithic 'One Percent'  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
The ancient stone circles around Stonehenge and Avebury in England may have all started with the commemoration of a single Neolithic house. more
'Cthulhu' fossil reconstruction reveals monstrous relative of modern sea cucumbers  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
An exceptionally preserved fossil from Herefordshire in the UK has given new insights into the early evolution of sea cucumbers. Paleontologists from the UK and USA created a... more
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