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Denisovan DNA in the genome of early East Asians

Denisovan DNA in the genome of early East Asians

In 2006, miners discovered a hominin skullcap with peculiar morphological features in the Salkhit Valley of the Norovlin county in eastern M...
Pterosaurs undergo dental examination to reveal clues about diets and lifestyles

Pterosaurs undergo dental examination to reveal clues about diets and lifestyles

Microscopic analysis of the teeth of pterosaurs has revealed new insights into the diets and behaviours of Earth's earliest flying repti...
Study of ancient dog DNA traces canine diversity to the Ice Age

Study of ancient dog DNA traces canine diversity to the Ice Age

A global study of ancient dog DNA, led by scientists at the Francis Crick Institute, University of Oxford, University of Vienna and archaeol...
Bison engravings in Spanish caves reveal a common art culture across ancient Europe

Bison engravings in Spanish caves reveal a common art culture across ancient Europe

Recently discovered rock art from caves in Northern Spain represents an artistic cultural style common across ancient Europe, but previously...
Cracking the secrets of dinosaur eggshells

Cracking the secrets of dinosaur eggshells

Since the famous discovery of dinosaur eggs in the Gobi Desert in the early 1920s, the fossilized remains have captured the imaginations of ...
Giant lizards learnt to fly over millions of years

Giant lizards learnt to fly over millions of years

Pterodactyls and other related winged reptiles that lived alongside the dinosaurs steadily improved their ability to fly to become the deadl...
Ancient marine predator had a built-in float

Ancient marine predator had a built-in float

About 240 million years ago, when reptiles ruled the ocean, a small lizard-like predator floated near the bottom of the edges in shallow wat...
Antarctica yields oldest fossils of giant birds with 21-foot wingspans

Antarctica yields oldest fossils of giant birds with 21-foot wingspans

Fossils recovered from Antarctica in the 1980s represent the oldest giant members of an extinct group of birds that patrolled the southern o...
Red and black ink from Egyptian papyri unveil ancient writing practices

Red and black ink from Egyptian papyri unveil ancient writing practices

Scientists led by the ESRF, the European Synchrotron, Grenoble, France and the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, have discovered the compos...
Irregular appearances of glacial and interglacial climate states

Irregular appearances of glacial and interglacial climate states

During the last 2.6 million years of Earth's climate has altered between glacial and interglacial states. As such, there have been times...
Evolutionary pattern of genus Cribroconcha reveals survival strategy of ostracods from late Paleozoic

Evolutionary pattern of genus Cribroconcha reveals survival strategy of ostracods from late Paleozoic

Ostracods are microcrustacea that first appeared in the Ordovician and are still developing today. Although tiny, they are the most abundant...
Timeline of early eukaryotic evolution unveiled

Timeline of early eukaryotic evolution unveiled

One of the most important and puzzling events in the evolution of life has been the origin of the first complex eukaryotic cells. Almost all...

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