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4,000 years of contact, conflict & cultural change had little genetic impact in Near East

4,000 years of contact, conflict & cultural change had little genetic impact in Near East

The Near East was a crossroad for the ancient world's greatest civilizations, and invasions over centuries caused enormous changes in c...
Who were the Canaanites? New insight from 73 ancient genomes

Who were the Canaanites? New insight from 73 ancient genomes

The people who lived in the area known as the Southern Levant--which is now recognized as Israel, the Palestinian Authority, Jordan, Lebano...
Genomic analysis shows long-term genetic mixing in West Asia before world's first cities

Genomic analysis shows long-term genetic mixing in West Asia before world's first cities

New research on one history's most important trading hubs provides some of the earliest genetic glimpses at the movement and interactio...
Chinese pterodactyl wings its way to the United Kingdom

Chinese pterodactyl wings its way to the United Kingdom

The first ever specimen of a pterodactyl, more commonly found in China and Brazil, has been found in the United Kingdom. Image shows Wi...
World's oldest bug is fossil millipede from Scotland

World's oldest bug is fossil millipede from Scotland

A 425-million-year-old millipede fossil from the Scottish island of Kerrera is the world's oldest "bug" -- older than any kno...
Sea snakes have been adapting to see underwater for 15 million years

Sea snakes have been adapting to see underwater for 15 million years

Sea snakes first entered the marine environment 15 million years ago and have been evolving ever since to survive in its changing light con...
ADHD: genomic analysis in samples of Neanderthals and modern human

ADHD: genomic analysis in samples of Neanderthals and modern human

The frequency of genetic variants associated with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has decreased progressively in the evolut...
Information technology played key role in growth of ancient civilizations

Information technology played key role in growth of ancient civilizations

When it comes to the great civilizations of human history, the pen really might have been mightier than the sword. That's according to ...
Initial Upper Palaeolithic technology reached North China by ~41,000 years ago

Initial Upper Palaeolithic technology reached North China by ~41,000 years ago

A wave of new technology in the Late Palaeolithic had reached North China by around 41,000 years ago, according to a study published in the...
New research on ‘endowment effect’ points to evolutionary roots of cognitive biases

New research on ‘endowment effect’ points to evolutionary roots of cognitive biases

New research may explain why we sometimes overvalue items we've acquired — to an irrational degree — irrespective of their market or se...
In stressed ecosystems Jurassic dinosaurs turned to scavenging, maybe even cannibalism

In stressed ecosystems Jurassic dinosaurs turned to scavenging, maybe even cannibalism

Among dinosaurs of ancient Colorado, scavenging and possibly cannibalism were responses to a resource-scarce environment, according to a st...
Finding a genus home for Alaska's dinosaurs

Finding a genus home for Alaska's dinosaurs

A re-analysis of dinosaur skulls from northern Alaska suggests they belong to a genus that lived over a broad latitudinal range extending i...

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