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Oldest known cremation in the Near East dates to 7000 BC

Oldest known cremation in the Near East dates to 7000 BC

Ancient people in the Near East had begun the practice of intentionally cremating their dead by the beginning of the 7th millennium BC, acc...
Eating out was a very social matter for early humans

Eating out was a very social matter for early humans

A half-a-million-year-old internationally significant archaeological site in Sussex, England, offers unprecedented insights into the life o...
Australian Indigenous banana cultivation found to go back over 2,000 years

Australian Indigenous banana cultivation found to go back over 2,000 years

Archaeologists at The Australian National University (ANU) have found the earliest evidence of Indigenous communities cultivating bananas i...
Complete Bronze Age horse harness found in 3,000-year-old hoard in Scotland

Complete Bronze Age horse harness found in 3,000-year-old hoard in Scotland

An amateur treasure-hunter has uncovered one of the most significant Bronze Age hoards ever found in Scotland, including jewellery and a 3,...
New study confirms the power of Deinosuchus and its 'teeth the size of bananas'

New study confirms the power of Deinosuchus and its 'teeth the size of bananas'

A new study, revisiting fossil specimens from the enormous crocodylian, Deinosuchus, has confirmed that the beast had teeth "the size ...
Exact climate data from the past

Exact climate data from the past

Corals precipitate their calcareous skeletons (calcium carbonate) from seawater. Over thousands of years, vast coral reefs form due to the ...
Previously undescribed lineage of Archaea illuminates microbial evolution

Previously undescribed lineage of Archaea illuminates microbial evolution

Archaea make up one of the main divisions of life, next to the Bacteria and the Eukaryotes, the latter of which comprise for example fungi,...
How boundaries become bridges in evolution

How boundaries become bridges in evolution

There's a paradox within the theory of evolution: The life forms that exist today are here because they were able to change when past e...
Evolutionary assimilation of foreign DNA in a new host

Evolutionary assimilation of foreign DNA in a new host

All life is subject to evolution in the form of mutations that change the DNA sequence of an organism's offspring, after which natural ...
Past evidence supports complete loss of Arctic sea-ice by 2035

Past evidence supports complete loss of Arctic sea-ice by 2035

A new study, published this week in the journal Nature Climate Change , supports predictions that the Arctic could be free of sea ice by 20...
Mystery solved: Bright areas on Ceres come from salty water below

Mystery solved: Bright areas on Ceres come from salty water below

NASA's Dawn spacecraft gave scientists extraordinary close-up views of the dwarf planet Ceres, which lies in the main asteroid belt bet...
Inside the ice giants of space

Inside the ice giants of space

A new theoretical method paves the way to modelling the interior of the ice giants Uranus and Neptune, thanks to computer simulations on th...

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