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Flightless birds more common globally before human-driven extinctions

Flightless birds more common globally before human-driven extinctions

There would be at least four times as many flightless bird species on Earth today if it were not for human influences, finds a study led by ...
The same vision for all primates

The same vision for all primates

Primates process visual information in front of their eyes, similar to pixels in a digital camera, using small computing units located in th...
Natural selection plays major role in an organism's capacity to evolve and adapt

Natural selection plays major role in an organism's capacity to evolve and adapt

Everywhere we look in the natural world, there's evidence of natural selection: the resin armor of a lodgepole pine cone evolved to defe...
Bronze horse bust looted in Second Opium War returned to China

Bronze horse bust looted in Second Opium War returned to China

A horse head sculpture looted from China's Old Summer Palace 160 years ago has become the first of its kind to be restored to its origin...
African trade routes sketched out by medieval beads

African trade routes sketched out by medieval beads

The origin of glass beads dates back to early ancient times. The chemical composition of the beads and their morphological and technical cha...
When the rains stopped: Climate change as a catalyst in Greater Cahokia

When the rains stopped: Climate change as a catalyst in Greater Cahokia

Water and air are highly mutable resources that exist in a myriad of physical states and dimensions, and due to their affectivity, these ent...
Archaeological project analyzes informal commerce in the colonial Caribbean

Archaeological project analyzes informal commerce in the colonial Caribbean

The historical archaeologist Konrad A. Antczak, a Marie Skłodowska-Curie researcher with the UPF Department of Humanities and member of the ...
Incredible vision in ancient marine creatures drove an evolutionary arms race

Incredible vision in ancient marine creatures drove an evolutionary arms race

Ancient deep sea creatures called radiodonts had incredible vision that likely drove an evolutionary arms race according to new research pub...
Continents were weak and prone to destruction in their infancy, study finds

Continents were weak and prone to destruction in their infancy, study finds

Monash University geologists have shed new light on the early history of the Earth through their discovery that continents were weak and pro...
Researchers offer new theory on 'Venus' figurines

Researchers offer new theory on 'Venus' figurines

One of world's earliest examples of art, the enigmatic `Venus' figurines carved some 30,000 years ago, have intrigued and puzzled sc...
Early human landscape modifications discovered in Amazonia

Early human landscape modifications discovered in Amazonia

In 2002 Professor Alceu Ranzi (Federal University of Acre) and Prof. Martti Parssinen (University of Helsinki) decided to form an internatio...
What will the climate be like when earth's next supercontinent forms?

What will the climate be like when earth's next supercontinent forms?

Long ago, all the continents were crammed together into one large land mass called Pangea. Pangea broke apart about 200 million years ago, i...

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