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Early modern humans from Southeast Asia adapted to a rainforest environment

Early modern humans from Southeast Asia adapted to a rainforest environment

Although there has been evidence of our species living in rainforest regions in Southeast Asia from at least 70,000 years ago, the poor pres...
By 2500 earth could be alien to humans

By 2500 earth could be alien to humans

To fully grasp and plan for climate impacts under any scenario, researchers and policymakers must look well beyond the 2100 benchmark. Unles...
People in present-day Austria drank beer and ate blue cheese up to 2,700 years ago

People in present-day Austria drank beer and ate blue cheese up to 2,700 years ago

Human feces don't usually stick around for long -- and certainly not for thousands of years. But exceptions to this general rule are fou...
Popular theory of Native American origins debunked by genetics and skeletal biology

Popular theory of Native American origins debunked by genetics and skeletal biology

A widely accepted theory of Native American origins coming from Japan has been attacked in a new scientific study, which shows that the gene...
DNA reveals how ice ages affected African rainforests

DNA reveals how ice ages affected African rainforests

Today, rainforest covers much of Central Africa, but scarce fossil records suggest ice ages may have caused the forest to shrink and fragmen...
Roman-era marble head found off Western Greek coast

Roman-era marble head found off Western Greek coast

The head of a statue dating back to Roman times was pulled out of the sea near Preveza, western Greece, according to an announcement by the ...
Tucked-away marble quarries discovered as source for Archaic Apollo

Tucked-away marble quarries discovered as source for Archaic Apollo

The source of marble for a statue of Apollo on the Greek island of Delos has been a mystery to art historians and archaeologists for decades...
Researchers say fossil shows humans, dogs lived in Central America in 10,000 BC

Researchers say fossil shows humans, dogs lived in Central America in 10,000 BC

The fossil of a jaw bone could prove that domesticated dogs lived in Central America as far back as 12,000 years ago, according to a study b...
Scientists report evidence for a new but now extinct species of ancient ground-dwelling sloth

Scientists report evidence for a new but now extinct species of ancient ground-dwelling sloth

Scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine report new evidence that some 5,000 years ago, a s...
Cracking the case of how one of the earliest predators hunted

Cracking the case of how one of the earliest predators hunted

Early in animal evolution, complex life was mostly limited to the sea floor. But a few organisms evolved to move through the water, giving t...
Islands are cauldrons of evolution

Islands are cauldrons of evolution

Islands are hot spots of evolutionary adaptation that can also advantage species returning to the mainland, according to a study published t...
Arctic sea ice fighting a losing the battle

Arctic sea ice fighting a losing the battle

With warming climate, summer sea ice in the Arctic has been shrinking fast, and now consistently spans less than half the area it did in the...

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