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Mount Vesuvius blast turned ancient victim’s brain to glass

Mount Vesuvius blast turned ancient victim’s brain to glass

The eruption of Mount Vesuvius turned an incinerated victim’s brain material into glass, the first time scientists have verified the phenom...
Clays in Antarctica from millions of years ago reveal past climate changes

Clays in Antarctica from millions of years ago reveal past climate changes

Members of the TASMANDRAKE research group of the Andalusian Earth Sciences Institute (IACT), which pertains to the University of Granada an...
Unravelling arthropod genomic diversity over 500 million years of evolution

Unravelling arthropod genomic diversity over 500 million years of evolution

An international team of scientists report in the journal Genome Biology results from a pilot project, co-led by Robert Waterhouse, Group ...
Evidence of specialized sheep-hunting camp discovered in prehistoric Lebanon

Evidence of specialized sheep-hunting camp discovered in prehistoric Lebanon

Anthropologists at the University of Toronto (U of T) have confirmed the existence more than 10,000 years ago of a hunting camp in what is ...
Study reveals two writers penned landmark inscriptions in 8th-century BCE Samaria

Study reveals two writers penned landmark inscriptions in 8th-century BCE Samaria

The ancient Samaria ostraca -- eighth-century BCE ink-on-clay inscriptions unearthed at the beginning of the 20th century in Samaria, the c...
3,000-year-old teeth solve Pacific banana mystery

3,000-year-old teeth solve Pacific banana mystery

Humans began transporting and growing banana in Vanuatu 3000 years ago, a University of Otago scientist has discovered. Skeletons found...
Late Neolithic Italy was home to complex networks of metal exchange

Late Neolithic Italy was home to complex networks of metal exchange

During the 4th and 3rd millennia BC, Italy was home to complex networks of metalwork exchange, according to a study published in the open-a...
First ancient DNA from West/Central Africa illuminates deep human past

First ancient DNA from West/Central Africa illuminates deep human past

An international team led by Harvard Medical School scientists has produced the first genome-wide ancient human DNA sequences from west and...
Study reveals pre-Hispanic history, genetic changes among indigenous Mexican populations

Study reveals pre-Hispanic history, genetic changes among indigenous Mexican populations

As more and more large-scale human genome sequencing projects get completed, scientists have been able to trace with increasing confidence ...
Mushrooms are older than thought

Mushrooms are older than thought

The origin and evolution of the kingdom Fungi--more commonly known as mushrooms--are still very mysterious. Only 2% of species in this king...
Warm-blooded crocs thrived in Jurassic cold snap

Warm-blooded crocs thrived in Jurassic cold snap

They are revered throughout nature as chilling predators … now research shows crocodiles have not always been the cold-blooded creatures th...
Neutron source enables a look inside dino eggs

Neutron source enables a look inside dino eggs

Did the chicks of dinosaurs from the group oviraptorid hatch from their eggs at the same time? This question can be answered by the length ...

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