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Another 14 intact wooden coffins unearthed in Egypt's Saqqara necropolis

Another 14 intact wooden coffins unearthed in Egypt's Saqqara necropolis

Egypt's antiquities ministry announced Sunday the discovery of 14 sarcophagi in the Saqqara necropolis south of Cairo that had lain buri...
Archaeology uncovers infectious disease spread 4000 years ago

Archaeology uncovers infectious disease spread 4000 years ago

New bioarchaeology research from a University of Otago PhD candidate has shown how infectious diseases may have spread 4000 years ago, whil...
Dino teeth research prove giant predatory dinosaur lived in water

Dino teeth research prove giant predatory dinosaur lived in water

A discovery of more than a thousand dinosaur teeth, by a team of researchers from the University of Portsmouth, proves beyond reasonable dou...
Computational study of famous fossil reveals evolution of locomotion in 'ruling reptiles'

Computational study of famous fossil reveals evolution of locomotion in 'ruling reptiles'

Scientists from the University of Bristol and the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) used three-dimensional computer modelling to investigate th...
Bird beak revealed by laser imaging informs early beak function and development

Bird beak revealed by laser imaging informs early beak function and development

Confuciusornis was a crow-like fossil bird that lived in the Cretaceous ~120 million years ago. It was one of the first birds to evolve a be...
Astronomers discover an Earth-sized “pi planet” with a 3.14-day orbit

Astronomers discover an Earth-sized “pi planet” with a 3.14-day orbit

In a delightful alignment of astronomy and mathematics, scientists at MIT and elsewhere have discovered a "pi Earth" -- an Earth-s...
Infrared eyes on Enceladus: Hints of fresh ice in northern hemisphere

Infrared eyes on Enceladus: Hints of fresh ice in northern hemisphere

Scientists used data gathered by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during 13 years of exploring the Saturn system to make detailed images of the...
Raids and bloody rituals among ancient steppe nomads

Raids and bloody rituals among ancient steppe nomads

Ancient historiographers described steppe nomads as violent people dedicated to warfare and plundering. Little archaeological and anthropolo...
Ancient human footprints in Saudi Arabia give glimpse of Arabian ecology 120,000 years ago

Ancient human footprints in Saudi Arabia give glimpse of Arabian ecology 120,000 years ago

Situated between Africa and Eurasia, the Arabian Peninsula is an important yet understudied region for understanding human evolution across ...
Human genetics: A look in the mirror

Human genetics: A look in the mirror

Who are we? Where did we come from? How did we get here? Throughout the ages, humans have sought answers to these questions, pursuing wisdom...
Detaching and uplifting, not bulldozing, formed Alps

Detaching and uplifting, not bulldozing, formed Alps

For a long time, geoscientists have assumed that the Alps were formed when the Adriatic plate from the south collided with the Eurasian plat...
Newly-described fossils reveal an ancient origin for New Zealand penguins

Newly-described fossils reveal an ancient origin for New Zealand penguins

New Zealand is surrounded by highly productive oceans that attract seabirds from around the world, forming a global hotspot for seabird dive...

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