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Before horses, ass hybrids were bred for warfare

Before horses, ass hybrids were bred for warfare

The 4,500-year-old iconography and texts from Mesopotamia show that the elite used equids for travel and warfare; however, the nature of the...
Archaeologists discover ancient highways in Arabia

Archaeologists discover ancient highways in Arabia

Archaeologists from The University of Western Australia have discovered people who lived in north-west Arabia in the Early to Middle Bronze ...
Recovering mantle memories from river profiles

Recovering mantle memories from river profiles

The continent of Africa has a distinctive physical geography—an "egg carton" pattern of basins and swells—that researchers attribu...
Earth’s interior is cooling faster than expected

Earth’s interior is cooling faster than expected

The evolution of our Earth is the story of its cooling: 4.5 billion years ago, extreme temperatures prevailed on the surface of the young Ea...
New study sheds light on origins of life on Earth

New study sheds light on origins of life on Earth

Addressing one of the most profoundly unanswered questions in biology, a Rutgers-led team has discovered the structures of proteins that may...
Risky food-finding strategy could be the key to human success

Risky food-finding strategy could be the key to human success

It’s a cold and rainy Sunday afternoon: would you rather be running after tasteless wild berries, or curled up on your couch with fuzzy sock...
Rare African script offers clues to the evolution of writing

Rare African script offers clues to the evolution of writing

The world's very first invention of writing took place over 5000 years ago in the Middle East, before it was reinvented in China and Cen...
World's earliest fossil record of flower buds discovered

World's earliest fossil record of flower buds discovered

Angiosperms may be distinguished from their gymnosperm peers by their flowers, and thus a flower is a good proxy of fossil angiosperms. Flor...
Strong evidence shows Sixth Mass Extinction of global biodiversity in progress

Strong evidence shows Sixth Mass Extinction of global biodiversity in progress

The history of life on Earth has been marked five times by events of mass biodiversity extinction caused by extreme natural phenomena. Today...
European archaeologists back in Iraq after years of war

European archaeologists back in Iraq after years of war

After war and insurgency kept them away from Iraq for decades, European archaeologists are making an enthusiastic return in search of millen...
Earliest human remains in eastern Africa dated to more than 230,000 years ago

Earliest human remains in eastern Africa dated to more than 230,000 years ago

The age of the oldest fossils in eastern Africa widely recognised as representing our species, Homo sapiens, has long been uncertain. Now, d...
Fossil shows evidence of gymnosperm pollination of alienopteridae

Fossil shows evidence of gymnosperm pollination of alienopteridae

Alienopteridae were originally proposed as a new insect order (Alienoptera) in 2016. At first, they were only found in mid-Cretaceous Burmes...

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