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A study using animal-attached technology to measure food consumption in four very different wild vertebrates has revealed that animals using a high-risk strategy to find rarer food are...
A prominent Yemeni rights group has documented heavy damage from ground fighting and airstrikes to at least 34 archaeological sites over the past four years and urged the international community to protect...
From the fossil fuel divestment movement to the Stop Adani campaign, in recent years we've seen a wave of climate activism that...
Archaeologists in Greece have unearthed what they believe are the remnants of the long-lost ancient city of Tenea. Tenea was...
A new study found evidence that climate change likely drove the Harappans to resettle far away from the floodplains of the Indus.
The majority of consumers, even those who prefer online shopping, think the extinction of brick-and-mortar stores would be bad for society, according to a...
Ancient continents were found under Antarctic ice, thanks to old data from a now-dead European satellite.
About 315 million years ago — long before dinosaurs roamed the Earth — an early reptile scuttled along in a strangely sideways jaunt, leaving...
A new article describes two new fossil relatives of marsupials that shed light on how a unique island ecosystem evolved some 43 million years ago during the Eocene.
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An ape maxilla (upper jaw) from the Late Miocene found in the Kutch basin, in western India, significantly extends the southern range of ancient apes in the Indian...
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The ancient city dates back to between 300 B.C. and A.D. 400.
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Thai massage is an ancient practice wherein a practitioner will bend a person's body into different poses. Learn about the benefits and possible side effects of...
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Life as a Neanderthal was no picnic, but a new analysis says it was no more dangerous than what our own species faced in ancient times.
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In the most comprehensive study of its kind, biologists have found that tropical and subtropical forests across South America's Andes Mountains are responding to warming temperatures...
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An ape maxilla (upper jaw) from the Late Miocene found in the Kutch basin, in western India, significantly extends the southern range of ancient apes in the Indian...
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Study of fossil bones reveals same relatively low rate of skull fracture as modern humans
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An international study led by University of Miami tropical biologists reveals that tropical trees are migrating upslope to escape climate change, but not fast enough.
The fin whale and mountain gorilla populations grew significantly due to efforts by conservationists to halt their descent towards extinction, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) said Wednesday.
A few hundred thousand years ago during Earth's most recent ice age, a beefy subspecies of spotted hyena that was...
Microscopic particles floating in the air we breathe come from sources such as fossil fuel combustion, fires, cigarettes and vehicles. Known as fine particulate matter, this form of...
Oil is still the most economically attractive resource for fuels and basic chemicals that can be used to manufacture everyday products such as plastic bottles and detergent. New biotechnological processes aim to simplify the use of renewable biomass as an...
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A letter authored by SETI Institute scientist Oliver White was published by Nature Astronomy today. Co-authors included researchers Jeff Moore, Tanguy Bertrand and Kimberly Ennico at...
More than 4,000 years ago, the Harappa culture thrived in the Indus River Valley of what is now modern Pakistan and northwestern India, where they built...
Mammoths, mastodons and other ancient elephants were wiped out at the end of the last ice age by climate change and spear-wielding humans.
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Spelt is an ancient grain that people can use in place of wheat. Learn about the health benefits of spelt, including its protein content, and how to use...
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Paleontologists have unearthed the partial skeleton of an enantiornithine (opposite bird) that lived in...
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A new map reveals the ancient precursors to Antarctica.
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Today's birds descend from a small number of bird species living before the dinosaur extinction. Some of the birds that went extinct, the enantiornithines, were actually more common than and out-competed modern...
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Greece's culture ministry says archaeologists have located the first tangible remains of a lost ancient city that, according to tradition, was first settled by Trojan war captives after the Greek...
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VIDEO All animals, whether they live on land or in the water, require oxygen to breathe. But...
Oil is still the most economically attractive resource for fuels and basic chemicals that can be used to manufacture everyday products such as plastic bottles and detergent. New biotechnological processes aim to simplify the use of renewable biomass as an...
Climate change could pose a threat to male fertility -- according to new research. New findings reveal that heatwaves damage sperm in insects - with negative impacts for fertility across generations. The research team say that male infertility...
During the late Cretaceous period, more than 65 million years ago, birds belonging to hundreds of different species flitted around the dinosaurs and through the forests as abundantly as they flit about...
About 140 years ago, Charles Darwin seemed to be bothered by evidence suggesting the sudden occurrence of numerous angiosperms in the mid-Cretaceous. Since Darwin's...
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The fossil fuels that provide much of the world's energy orginate in a type of rock known as kerogen, and the potential for recovering these fuels depends crucially on the size and...
The extinct Jamaican monkey X. mcgregori mcgregori acted like a sloth and had hardly any teeth. It may have been a seafaring hero.
A 10,600-year-old mummy found in Nevada is helping scientists fill in their fuzzy picture of how humans first migrated into the Americas.
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Analysis of ancient DNA of a mysterious extinct monkey named Xenothrix -- which displays bizarre body characteristics very different to any living monkey -- has revealed...
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Analysis of ancient DNA of a mysterious extinct monkey named Xenothrix—which displays bizarre body characteristics very different to any living monkey—has revealed that it was in...
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Detailed 3-D imaging of kerogen, a source of petroleum and natural gas, could improve estimates of recoverable amounts.
A new study has revealed new insights into ancient fishing throughout history, including what type of fish people were regularly eating as part of their diet.
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Tens of cat mummies and around 100 wooden statues of cats were discovered near a pyramid in Saqqara, Egypt. The...
Ancient Egyptians seem to have been "cat people," or at least cat mummy people.
An ancient Egyptian papyrus, known as the Cairo Calendar, could be the oldest historical record of a star's brightness, providing a new perspective on the development of the...
A new study from The Australian National University (ANU) has revealed new insights into ancient fishing throughout history, including what type of fish people were regularly eating as part of their diet.
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By about 7,000 years ago, ancient people who lived high in the Andes Mountains had developed bigger hearts and slightly higher blood pressure, among other adaptations, to better...
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The Basturs Poble site (Lleida) is the most important site in Europe when it comes to hadrosaur remains. It has yielded over 1000 fossils, probably pertaining to the same species....
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Geologists have discovered a set of 28 footprints left behind by an ancient reptile approximately 310...
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The isotope values of food consumed are reflected in the individual's tissues. As bone is constantly being turned over by remodelling, analysing the stable isotope ratios of bone collagen can shine a light on the main...
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Global demands for food and energy are driving research on sustainably using our planet's fast-depleting natural resources. One creative initiative looked to ancient land-use systems that supported millions of people with no apparent negative effect on biodiversity and ecosystem resilience.
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The fast-industrial fashion system, where profits go mostly to those at the top, and which produces high volumes of deliberate waste, is a dinosaur that will not survive the transition...
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Genetic studies of ancient remains are filling in the picture of who the earliest Americans were and how they spread through the Americas long...
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Burnt toast and dinosaur bones have a common trait, according to a new study. They both contain chemicals that, under the right conditions, transform original proteins into something new. It's a process...
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Human impacts are the biggest risk factor in the possible extinction of a quarter of all land-based mammals, according to a University of Queensland study.
During the Roman Empire, health standards improved due to an understanding of the importance of public health and the influence of Greek doctors. Learn more about medicine during this period here.
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Ancient Greek doctors included Hippocrates, the “father of medicine.” How did the Greeks practice medicine, and how does this relate to health in our times? Find out more.
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Burnt toast and dinosaur bones have a common trait, according to a new, Yale-led study. They both contain chemicals that, under the right conditions, transform original proteins into something new. It's a...
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Scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine say they have identified what may be an ancient light-sensing mechanism in modern mouse retinal cells.
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Research on a newly rediscovered 9,000-year-old child's tooth has reshaped our understanding of Alaska's ancient people, their genetic background and their diets. The tooth is only the second known remnant...
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A wide ranging international study that genetically analysed the DNA of a series of famous and controversial ancient...
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A multi-center study of the genetic remains of people who settled thousands of years ago in the Andes Mountains of South America...
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A team has used genome-wide ancient DNA data to revise Central and South American history. Their analysis of DNA from 49 individuals spanning about...
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The peopling of the Andean highlands above 2500 m in elevation was a complex process that included cultural, biological, and genetic adaptations....
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Trove of ancient samples reveals 11,000 years of unknown genetic history
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Studies of the peopling of the Americas have focused on the timing and number of initial migrations. Less attention has been paid to the subsequent spread of people within the Americas. We sequenced 15 ancient human...
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A legal battle over a 10,600 year old ancient skeleton—called the 'Spirit Cave Mummy' - has ended after...
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An international team of researchers has revealed unexpected details about the peopling of Central and South America by studying the first high-quality ancient DNA...
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A multi-center study of the genetic remains of people who settled thousands of years ago in the Andes Mountains of South America...
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Scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine say they have identified what may be an ancient light-sensing mechanism in modern mouse retinal cells.
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Scientists say they have identified what may be an ancient light-sensing mechanism in modern mouse retinal cells.
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Since the time of ancient Egypt, humans have been making and breaking secret codes to retain and gain critical information. Human life itself is based upon a genetic code of DNA or RNA sequences...
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The Basturs Poble site is what is known in English as a bone bed, a geological stratum containing a great number of fossils. The stratum dates back some 70 million...
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In 2018, the southern resident killer whale population in the Pacific Northwest's Salish Sea was at its lowest ever. The world watched in September as an orca named Scarlet, or J50, wasted away and...
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ESA's Proba-V minisatellite images the verdant Yucatán peninsula, once home to the Maya civilization and the site of the impact believed to have doomed the dinosaurs.
In the dramatically changing conditions of ancient Earth, organisms had to evolve new strategies to keep up. From...
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Quantitative three-dimensional analysis of bone wear patterns can provide insight into the manufacture and use of early human tools, according to a...
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New genetic analysis of white rhino populations suggests it could be possible to rescue the critically endangered northern white rhinoceros from extinction, using the genes of its less threatened southern cousin.
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The teeth of Changchunsaurus parvus, a small herbivorous dinosaur from the Cretaceous of China, represent an important and poorly-known stage in the evolution of ornithopod dentition,...
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The ancient Celts took boasting of their conquests to an extreme.
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Vertebrates have a vast array of epithelial appendages, including scales, feathers, and hair. The developmental patterning of these diverse structures can be theoretically explained by Alan...
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Why is the endangered western North Atlantic right whale population growing far more slowly than those of southern right whales,...
Quantitative three-dimensional analysis of bone wear patterns can provide insight into the manufacture and use of early human tools, according to a...
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The studies, involving Professor Robert Reisz, a paleontologist at the University of Toronto Mississauga, appear in the latest...
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The ancient Celts took boasting of their conquests to an extreme.
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An international team of archaeologists from the French Institute for Oriental Archaeology in Cairo, Egypt, and...
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An international team of scientists from Leicester, Yale, Oxford and London has discovered a rare and exceptionally well-preserved tiny crustacean in 430 million-years-old rocks in Herefordshire, UK. The...
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esa s gravity mapper reveals relics of ancient continents under antarctic ice
VIDEO It was five years ago this month that ESA’s GOCE gravity-mapping satellite finally gave way to...
When Stony Brook University anthropologist James Rossie began sifting through sediment in the Tugen Hills of Kenya during his first day of the dig, he didn't know he'd discover teeth from a previously undiscovered...
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Technology image of the week: ESA’s technology-testing Proba-V minisatellite images the location of the impact that doomed the dinosaurs 66 million years ago
Infant burials and stone monuments were found at these ceremonial complexes in the Atacama Desert.
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Most people don't think of the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex as having the grace of a pirouetting ballerina or the poise of a spinning figure skater, but new research...
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A team of archaeologists from the Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA) has uncovered keratin...
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2MASS J18082002-5104378 B, an ultra metal-poor star located some 1,950 light-years away from Earth, is approximately 13.53 billion years old, making it...
‘End of the Megafauna’ ponders the mystery of what killed off so many of Earth’s big animals over the last...
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Erik Trinkaus, an anthropologist at Washington University, has found what he describes as "an abundance of developmental anomalies" in people that lived during the Pleistocene. In his paper...
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Ancient remains reveal conditions that are unknown in modern humans
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No one had reported seeing the strange creature -- a cross between a bear and a monkey -- since before the Great Depression. Then, this past summer, an amateur biologist stumbled upon the presumed-extinct...
Inaccessible Island, the westernmost of three islands in the Tristan Archipelago, is located about...
Volcanic eruptions once caused mass extinctions in the oceans – could climate change do the same?
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ESA’s gravity-mapper reveals relics of ancient continents under Antarctic ice
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What teeth can tell about the lives and environments of ancient humans and Neanderthals
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Neanderthal children shivered and suffered in ancient Europe
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These kids and young adults want their day in court on climate change
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New data tool can help scientists use limited funds to protect the greatest number of endangered species
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