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First experimental genetic evidence of the human self-domestication hypothesis

First experimental genetic evidence of the human self-domestication hypothesis

The study, published in Science Advances , results from the collaboration between a UB team led by Cedric Boeckx, ICREA professor from the ...
Long-distance timber trade underpinned the Roman Empire's construction

Long-distance timber trade underpinned the Roman Empire's construction

The ancient Romans relied on long-distance timber trading to construct their empire, according to a study published in the open-access jour...
First archaeological evidence of Christianity in Bahrain

First archaeological evidence of Christianity in Bahrain

Archaeologists have found the first evidence showing Christianity was practised in Bahrain, a discovery which sheds light on a missing part...
The art of the Roman surveyors emerges from newly discovered pavements in Pompeii

The art of the Roman surveyors emerges from newly discovered pavements in Pompeii

The technical skills of the Roman agrimensores - the technicians in charge of the centuriations (division of the lands) and of other survey...
How does language emerge?

How does language emerge?

How the languages of the world emerged is largely a mystery. Considering that it might have taken millennia, it is intriguing to see how de...
Compound eyes: The visual apparatus of today's horseshoe crabs goes back 400 million years

Compound eyes: The visual apparatus of today's horseshoe crabs goes back 400 million years

The eyes of the extinct sea scorpion Jaekelopterus rhenaniae have the same structure as the eyes of modern horseshoe crabs (Limulidae). The...
Justinianic plague not a landmark pandemic?

Justinianic plague not a landmark pandemic?

Researchers now have a clearer picture of the impact of the first plague pandemic, the Justinianic Plague, which lasted from about 541-750 ...
Breathing? Thank volcanoes, tectonics and bacteria

Breathing? Thank volcanoes, tectonics and bacteria

Earth's breathable atmosphere is key for life, and a new study suggests that the first burst of oxygen was added by a spate of volcanic...
Facial deformity in royal dynasty was linked to inbreeding, scientists confirm

Facial deformity in royal dynasty was linked to inbreeding, scientists confirm

The "Habsburg jaw", a facial condition of the Habsburg dynasty of Spanish and Austrian kings and their wives, can be attributed t...
3,500-year-old skull found in Hittite city of Sapinuwa

3,500-year-old skull found in Hittite city of Sapinuwa

A 3,500-year-old skull and femur was found during an archaeological excavation in Turkey's Black Sea province of Çorum. Credit: AA ...
3000-year-old burial of female warrior unearthed in Armenia

3000-year-old burial of female warrior unearthed in Armenia

The remains of an early female warrior were found in the north of Armenia, International Journal of Osteoarchaeology reported. The fem...
Divers of the past

Divers of the past

In the Mesozoic era, about 250 to 65 million years ago a large number of reptiles populated the oceans. The most successful were the plesio...

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