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Terracina: A cosmopolitan city near Rome

Terracina: A cosmopolitan city near Rome

In a new excavation project undertaken by German and Italian researchers, LMU archaeologists Paul Scheding and Francesca Diosono have uncov...
Scientists find eternal Nile to be more ancient than previously thought

Scientists find eternal Nile to be more ancient than previously thought

Ancient Egyptians considered the Nile river to be the source of all life. The steady northward path of the river has nourished the fertile ...
DNA is only one among millions of possible genetic molecules

DNA is only one among millions of possible genetic molecules

Biology encodes information in DNA and RNA, which are complex molecules finely tuned to their functions. But are they the only way to store...
Ancient Rome: a 12,000-year history of genetic flux, migrations and diversity

Ancient Rome: a 12,000-year history of genetic flux, migrations and diversity

The study, published in Science , focuses on the ancient DNA of individuals from Rome and adjacent regions in Italy, spanning the last 12,0...
Newly discovered motifs in rock art in Sweden show seafaring during the Stone Age

Newly discovered motifs in rock art in Sweden show seafaring during the Stone Age

South-west Sweden's best preserved rock painting has now been dated—it is from the late Stone Age. With the aid of new technologies, re...
Fossil suggests apes, old world monkeys moved in opposite directions from shared ancestor

Fossil suggests apes, old world monkeys moved in opposite directions from shared ancestor

In terms of their body plan, Old World monkeys--a group that includes primates like baboons and macaques--are generally considered more sim...
New fossil further resolves bauplan of extinct giant penguins

New fossil further resolves bauplan of extinct giant penguins

Penguins are descendants of seabirds that lost the ability to fly more than 60 million years ago in exchange for chasing the abundant food ...
Early dispersal for quadrupedal cetaceans: amphibious whale from middle Eocene

Early dispersal for quadrupedal cetaceans: amphibious whale from middle Eocene

Scientists have a relatively precise idea about where whales and their closest terrestrial relatives evolved more than 50 million years ago...
Superfood for Mesozoic herbivores?

Superfood for Mesozoic herbivores?

The long-necked, big bodied sauropod dinosaurs comprise some of the largest terrestrial vertebrates to walk the earth. These behemoths were...
Scientists further refine how quickly the universe is expanding

Scientists further refine how quickly the universe is expanding

Wielding state-of-the-art technologies and techniques, a team of Clemson University astrophysicists has added a novel approach to quantifyi...
Scientists link Neanderthal extinction to human diseases

Scientists link Neanderthal extinction to human diseases

Growing up in Israel, Gili Greenbaum would give tours of local caves once inhabited by Neanderthals and wonder along with others why our di...
Mammoth skeletons and 15,000-year-old human-built traps found in Mexico

Mammoth skeletons and 15,000-year-old human-built traps found in Mexico

Archaeologists said Wednesday they have made the largest-ever discovery of mammoth remains: a trove of 800 bones from at least 14 of the ex...

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