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How superstitions spread

How superstitions spread

Ancient Roman leaders once made decisions about important events, such as when to hold elections or where to build new cities, based on the...
A history of the Crusades, as told by crusaders' DNA

A history of the Crusades, as told by crusaders' DNA

History can tell us a lot about the Crusades, the series of religious wars fought between 1095 and 1291, in which Christian invaders tried ...
The secret to a stable society? A steady supply of beer doesn't hurt

The secret to a stable society? A steady supply of beer doesn't hurt

A thousand years ago, the Wari empire stretched across Peru. At its height, it covered an area the size of the Eastern seaboard of the US f...
Fossils found in museum drawer in Kenya belong to gigantic carnivore

Fossils found in museum drawer in Kenya belong to gigantic carnivore

Paleontologists at Ohio University have discovered a new species of meat-eating mammal larger than any big cat stalking the world today. La...
Funerary customs, diet, and social behaviour in a pre-Roman Italian Celtic community

Funerary customs, diet, and social behaviour in a pre-Roman Italian Celtic community

Analysis of human remains from a Pre-Roman Celtic cemetery in Italy shows variations in funerary treatment between individuals that could b...
New study identifies natural dyes used to colour clothing in ancient China and Peru

New study identifies natural dyes used to colour clothing in ancient China and Peru

Even thousands of years ago people wore clothing with colourful patterns made from plant and animal-based dyes. Chemists from Martin Luther...
Switch from hunting to herding recorded in ancient pee

Switch from hunting to herding recorded in ancient pee

The transition from hunting and gathering to farming and herding is considered a crucial turning point in the history of humanity. Scholars...
Is one toe really better than three? How horse' legs evolved for travel rather than speed

Is one toe really better than three? How horse' legs evolved for travel rather than speed

Palaeobiologists from the University of Bristol and Howard University (USA) have uncovered new evidence that suggests that horses' legs...
Meet Gobihadros, a new species of Mongolian hadrosaur

Meet Gobihadros, a new species of Mongolian hadrosaur

The complete skeletal remains of a new species of Mongolian dinosaur fill in a gap in the evolution of hadrosaurs, according to a study pub...
What Earth's gravity reveals about climate change

What Earth's gravity reveals about climate change

On March 17, 2002, the German-US satellite duo GRACE (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment) were launched to map the global gravitationa...
Finding the key to flightlessness

Finding the key to flightlessness

Since Darwin's era, scientists have wondered how flightless birds like emus, ostriches, kiwi, cassowaries and others are related, and f...

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