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Clovis type fluted points discovered in Arabia

Clovis type fluted points discovered in Arabia

A new study led by archaeologists from the CNRS, the Inrap, the Ohio State University and the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human...
Ancient beavers cut trees for food first, not to build dams

Ancient beavers cut trees for food first, not to build dams

By studying the wood-cutting behaviour of ancient beavers that once roamed the Canadian high Arctic, an international team of scientists ha...
Ancient mountains recorded in Antarctic sandstones reveal potential links to global events

Ancient mountains recorded in Antarctic sandstones reveal potential links to global events

A new analysis of sandstones from Antarctica indicates there may be important links between the generation of mountain belts and major tran...
The curious genome of the tuatara, an ancient reptile in peril

The curious genome of the tuatara, an ancient reptile in peril

A global team of researchers has partnered up with the Māori tribe Ngātiwai to sequence the genome of the tuatara, a rare reptile endemic t...
United Kingdom returns twelve stolen religious icons to Greece

United Kingdom returns twelve stolen religious icons to Greece

A 19th-century religious icon showing the Baptism of Christ and another 11 icons stolen in 2005 from the Church of the Dormition of the Vis...
Viking waterway through the Orkney Mainland revealed

Viking waterway through the Orkney Mainland revealed

New research has revealed a lost Viking waterway running through the Orkney Mainland, connecting the North Atlantic and Scapa Flow, possibl...
When mammals ate dinosaurs

When mammals ate dinosaurs

The cervical rib of a long-necked dinosaur from northwest China provides the oldest known evidence to date that early mammals fed on dinosa...
Between shark and ray: The evolutionary advantage of the sea angels

Between shark and ray: The evolutionary advantage of the sea angels

Angel sharks are sharks, but with their peculiarly flat body they rather resemble rays. An international research team led by Faviel A. Lop...
Geologists publish new findings on carbonate melts in Earth's mantle

Geologists publish new findings on carbonate melts in Earth's mantle

Geologists from Florida State University's Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science have discovered how carbon-rich molten ro...
How the seafloor of the Antarctic Ocean is changing - and the climate is following suit

How the seafloor of the Antarctic Ocean is changing - and the climate is following suit

The glacial history of the Antarctic is currently one of the most important topics in climate research. Why? Because worsening climate chan...
Surface clean-up technology won't solve ocean plastic problem

Surface clean-up technology won't solve ocean plastic problem

Clean-up devices that collect waste from the ocean surface won't solve the plastic pollution problem, a new study shows. Plastic ba...
VLBA finds planet orbiting small, cool star

VLBA finds planet orbiting small, cool star

Using the supersharp radio "vision" of the National Science Foundation's continent-wide Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA), astr...

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