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Invisible ink on antique Nile papyrus revealed by multiple methods

Invisible ink on antique Nile papyrus revealed by multiple methods

The first thing that catches an archaeologist's eye on the small piece of papyrus from Elephantine Island on the Nile is the apparently...
Humans migrated to Mongolia much earlier than previously believed

Humans migrated to Mongolia much earlier than previously believed

Stone tools uncovered in Mongolia by an international team of archaeologists indicate that modern humans traveled across the Eurasian stepp...
Ancient faeces reveal how 'marsh diet' left Bronze Age Fen folk infected with parasites

Ancient faeces reveal how 'marsh diet' left Bronze Age Fen folk infected with parasites

New research published today in the journal Parasitology shows how the prehistoric inhabitants of a settlement in the freshwater marshes o...
Genetic study implicates humans in demise of prehistoric cave bear

Genetic study implicates humans in demise of prehistoric cave bear

Genetic research that reconstructed the past population dynamics of the cave bear, a prominent prehistoric denizen of Europe, implicates Ho...
Dinosaur brains from baby to adult

Dinosaur brains from baby to adult

New research by a University of Bristol palaeontology post-graduate student has revealed fresh insights into how the braincase of the dinos...
The composition of fossil insect eyes surprises researchers

The composition of fossil insect eyes surprises researchers

Eumelanin - a natural pigment found for instance in human eyes - has, for the first time, been identified in the fossilized compound eyes o...
Extinct Caribbean bird yields DNA after 2,500 years in watery grave

Extinct Caribbean bird yields DNA after 2,500 years in watery grave

Scientists have recovered the first genetic data from an extinct bird in the Caribbean, thanks to the remarkably preserved bones of a Creig...
Early species developed much faster than previously thought, research shows

Early species developed much faster than previously thought, research shows

When Earth's species were rapidly diversifying nearly 500 million years ago, that evolution was driven by complex factors including glo...
Superdeep diamonds confirm ancient reservoir deep under Earth's surface

Superdeep diamonds confirm ancient reservoir deep under Earth's surface

Analyses show that gases found in microscopic inclusions in diamonds come from a stable subterranean reservoir at least as old as the Moon,...
Warmer winters are changing the makeup of water in Black Sea

Warmer winters are changing the makeup of water in Black Sea

Warmer winters are starting to alter the structure of the Black Sea, which could foreshadow how ocean compositions might shift from future ...
Young Jupiter was smacked head-on by massive newborn planet

Young Jupiter was smacked head-on by massive newborn planet

A colossal, head-on collision between Jupiter and a still-forming planet in the early solar system, about 4.5 billion years ago, could expl...
Total annihilation for supermassive stars

Total annihilation for supermassive stars

A renegade star exploding in a distant galaxy has forced astronomers to set aside decades of research and focus on a new breed of supernova...

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