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Vikings arrived in Ireland when the population was in serious decline

Vikings arrived in Ireland when the population was in serious decline

The research from Queen’s University Belfast’s School of Natural and Built Environment is the first of its kind and has been published in t...
New light on contested identity of medieval skeleton found at Prague Castle

New light on contested identity of medieval skeleton found at Prague Castle

Used as a propaganda tool by the Nazis and Soviets during the Second World War and Cold War, the remains of a 10th century male, unearthed ...
Tracing the evolution of vision... in fruit flies

Tracing the evolution of vision... in fruit flies

The function of the visual photopigment rhodopsin and its action in the retina to facilitate vision is well understood. However, there rema...
In the search for the origins and evolution of life

In the search for the origins and evolution of life

Even though Earth has been habitable (has had surface liquid water and some crust) for 4.3 billion years, and the oldest putative traces of...
Early life on Earth limited by enzyme

Early life on Earth limited by enzyme

The enzyme-nitrogenase-can be traced back to the universal common ancestor of all cells more than four billion years ago. The graphic o...
Genetic diversity couldn't save Darwin's finches

Genetic diversity couldn't save Darwin's finches

Researchers at the University of Cincinnati found that Charles Darwin's famous finches defy what has long been considered a key to evol...
Earliest evidence of artificial cranial deformation in Croatia during 5th-6th century

Earliest evidence of artificial cranial deformation in Croatia during 5th-6th century

People in Croatia during the 5th to 6th centuries may have used cranial modifications to indicate their cultural affiliations, according to...
Nordic Bronze Age attracted wide variety of migrants to Denmark

Nordic Bronze Age attracted wide variety of migrants to Denmark

Migration patterns in present-day Denmark shifted at the beginning of the Nordic Bronze Age, according to a study published in the open-acc...
Tiny ear bones help archaeologists piece together the past

Tiny ear bones help archaeologists piece together the past

Archaeologists from the University of Bradford have examined ear ossicles taken from the skeletons of 20 juveniles, excavated from an 18th ...
One argument for Neanderthal genius debunked

One argument for Neanderthal genius debunked

Neanderthals and other early humans were able to produce a tarry glue from birch bark; this was long considered proof of a high level of co...
20-million-year-old skull suggests complex brain evolution in monkeys, apes

20-million-year-old skull suggests complex brain evolution in monkeys, apes

It has long been thought that the brain size of anthropoid primates--a diverse group of modern and extinct monkeys, humans, and their neare...
Scientists discover new way to reconstruct what extinct animals looked like

Scientists discover new way to reconstruct what extinct animals looked like

Scientists could be set to reveal the most accurate depictions of ancient vertebrates ever made after a world-first discovery at University...

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