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Ancient cave art: How new hi-tech archaeology is revealing the ghosts of human history

Ancient cave art: How new hi-tech archaeology is revealing the ghosts of human history

New details of our past are coming to light, hiding in the nooks and crannies of the world, as we refine our techniques to go looking for th...
A new 225-million-year-old reptile from Brazil

A new 225-million-year-old reptile from Brazil

Maehary bonapartei represents a small reptile that is considered to be the most basal of the evolutionary lineage that gave rise to pterosau...
Researchers discover overlooked Jurassic Park of lizards

Researchers discover overlooked Jurassic Park of lizards

The Squamata is the largest order of reptiles, including lizards, snakes and worm lizards. Squamates are all cold-blooded, and their skins a...
Squid and octopus genome studies reveal how cephalopods’ unique traits evolved

Squid and octopus genome studies reveal how cephalopods’ unique traits evolved

Squid, octopus, and cuttlefish -- even to scientists who study them -- are wonderfully weird creatures. Known as the soft-bodied or coleoid ...
How the black rat colonized Europe in the Roman and Medieval periods

How the black rat colonized Europe in the Roman and Medieval periods

New ancient DNA analysis has shed light on how the black rat, blamed for spreading Black Death, dispersed across Europe -- revealing that th...
Study of ancient predators sheds light on how humans did - or didn't - find food

Study of ancient predators sheds light on how humans did - or didn't - find food

A new Rice University-led analysis of the remains of ancient predators reveals new information about how prehistoric humans did -- or didn&#...
Studying wealth inequality in animals can reveal clues about how their societies evolved

Studying wealth inequality in animals can reveal clues about how their societies evolved

Wealth inequality is a research topic typically reserved for humans. Now, research from the Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior and the ...
Rare fossil of ancient dog species discovered by paleontologists

Rare fossil of ancient dog species discovered by paleontologists

Sometime around 14,000 years ago, the first humans crossed the Bering Strait to North America with canines, domesticated dogs they used for ...
Biologists investigate what happens when traits jump between branches of the tree of life

Biologists investigate what happens when traits jump between branches of the tree of life

We all must play the game of life with the cards we're dealt, so the common aphorism goes. In biology, this means organisms must compete...

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