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Less wastage during production of marble slabs in the Roman imperial period than today

Less wastage during production of marble slabs in the Roman imperial period than today

When it comes to ancient Roman imperial architecture, most people usually have a mental image of white marble statues, columns, or slabs. Wh...
Climate change could erase ancient Indonesian cave art

Climate change could erase ancient Indonesian cave art

Griffith University-led research has revealed that some of the world’s earliest known rock art is disappearing at an alarming rate. This inc...
Mexican paleontologists identify new 'talkative' dinosaur species

Mexican paleontologists identify new 'talkative' dinosaur species

Paleontologists identified a new species of dinosaur after a specimen from about 73 million years ago was found in northern Mexico, accordin...
Herbivores developed powerful jaws to digest tougher plants after the mass extinctions

Herbivores developed powerful jaws to digest tougher plants after the mass extinctions

Researchers at the University of Bristol found that plant eaters diversified quickly after mass extinctions to eat different kinds of plants...
Earth's oldest minerals date onset of plate tectonics to 3.6 billion years ago

Earth's oldest minerals date onset of plate tectonics to 3.6 billion years ago

Scientists led by Michael Ackerson, a research geologist at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, provide new evidence t...
Ancient Easter Island communities offer insights for successful life in isolation

Ancient Easter Island communities offer insights for successful life in isolation

After a long journey, a group of settlers sets foot on an otherwise empty land. A vast expanse separates them from other human beings, cutti...
Fossilized tracks show earliest known evidence of mammals at the seashore

Fossilized tracks show earliest known evidence of mammals at the seashore

Today, the rocks of the Hanna Formation in south-central Wyoming are hundreds of miles away from the nearest ocean. But around 58 million ye...
Ankle and foot bone evolution gave prehistoric mammals a leg up

Ankle and foot bone evolution gave prehistoric mammals a leg up

The evolution of ankle and foot bones into different shapes and sizes helped mammals adapt and thrive after the extinction of the dinosaurs,...
Life may have become cellular by using unusual molecules

Life may have become cellular by using unusual molecules

All modern life is composed of cells, from single-celled bacteria to more complex organisms such as humans, which may contain billions or ev...
Scientists find molecular patterns that may help identify extraterrestrial life

Scientists find molecular patterns that may help identify extraterrestrial life

Scientists have begun the search for extraterrestrial life in the Solar System in earnest, but such life may be subtly or profoundly differe...
Who fought in the ancient Greek Battles of Himera? Chemical evidence provides answers

Who fought in the ancient Greek Battles of Himera? Chemical evidence provides answers

Geochemical evidence reveals that armies in the Battles of Himera were a mixture of locals and outsiders, according to a study published in ...

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