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Viking sword unearthed in ancient city of Patara in southern Turkey

Viking sword unearthed in ancient city of Patara in southern Turkey

A Viking sword thought to be over 1,000 years old has been unearthed during excavations works in the ancient city of Patara in the southern...
Embryological study of the skull reveals dinosaur-bird connection

Embryological study of the skull reveals dinosaur-bird connection

Birds are the surviving descendants of predatory dinosaurs. However, since the likes of Tyrannosaurus and Velociraptor, some parts of their...
Hellenistic inscription found in northwestern Turkey

Hellenistic inscription found in northwestern Turkey

Searching through an ancient villa in northwestern Turkey, Turkish archaeologists have uncovered an inscription dating back some 2,200 year...
New stone tools analysis challenges theories of human evolution in East Asia

New stone tools analysis challenges theories of human evolution in East Asia

A new study of stone tools from a cave site in China shows that sophisticated "Levallois" tool-making techniques were present in ...
Erotic fresco uncovered in Pompeii

Erotic fresco uncovered in Pompeii

A spectacular, erotic ancient Roman fresco has been uncovered during new excavations at Pompeii, Massimo Osanna, the director of the archae...
4,000-year-old termite mounds found in Brazil are visible from space

4,000-year-old termite mounds found in Brazil are visible from space

Researchers reporting in Current Biology have found that a vast array of regularly spaced, still-inhabited termite mounds in northeastern ...
Widely used reference for the human genome is missing 300 million bits of DNA

Widely used reference for the human genome is missing 300 million bits of DNA

For the past 17 years, most scientists around the globe have been using the nucleic acid sequence, or genome, an assembly of DNA informatio...
Jumping genes shed light on how advanced life may have emerged

Jumping genes shed light on how advanced life may have emerged

A previously unappreciated interaction in the genome turns out to have possibly been one of the driving forces in the emergence of advanced...
Geneticist solves long-standing finch beak mystery

Geneticist solves long-standing finch beak mystery

Bridgett vonHoldt is best known for her work with dogs and wolves, so she was surprised when a bird biologist pulled her aside and said, &q...

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