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4.4 million-year-old 'Ardi' skeleton could show how early humans began to walk upright

4.4 million-year-old 'Ardi' skeleton could show how early humans began to walk upright

Evolutionary expert Charles Darwin and others recognized a close evolutionary relationship between humans, chimps and gorillas based on thei...
Researchers take aim at the evolution of traditional technologies

Researchers take aim at the evolution of traditional technologies

In the last 60,000 years, humans have emerged as an ecologically dominant species and have successfully colonized every terrestrial habitat....
Ancient Egyptian art reveals extinct goose

Ancient Egyptian art reveals extinct goose

As a University of Queensland researcher examined a 4600-year-old Egyptian painting last year, a speckled goose caught his eye. ‘Meidum Gees...
Using a multipronged approach to investigate the diet of ancient dogs at Cahokia

Using a multipronged approach to investigate the diet of ancient dogs at Cahokia

Coprolites, or fossilized dog feces, are often used to understand the dietary preferences of ancient civilizations. However, the samples are...
Paleontologists discover new insect group after solving 150-year-old mystery

Paleontologists discover new insect group after solving 150-year-old mystery

For more than 150 years, scientists have been incorrectly classifying a group of fossil insects as damselflies, the familiar cousins of drag...
Asteroid dust found in crater closes case of dinosaur extinction

Asteroid dust found in crater closes case of dinosaur extinction

Researchers believe they have closed the case of what killed the dinosaurs, definitively linking their extinction with an asteroid that slam...
New fossil discovery illuminates the lives of the earliest primates

New fossil discovery illuminates the lives of the earliest primates

Stephen Chester, an assistant professor of anthropology and paleontologist at the Graduate Center, CUNY and Brooklyn College, was part of a ...
Evidence that Earth's first cells could have made specialized compartments

Evidence that Earth's first cells could have made specialized compartments

Scientists have long speculated about the features that our long-ago single-celled ancestors might have had, and the order in which those fe...
Starvation turns slime moulds into multicellular organisms

Starvation turns slime moulds into multicellular organisms

The transition from single-celled organisms to multicellular ones was a major step in the evolution of complex life forms. Multicellular org...
How did dogs get to the Americas? An ancient bone fragment holds clues

How did dogs get to the Americas? An ancient bone fragment holds clues

The history of dogs has been intertwined, since ancient times, with that of the humans who domesticated them. But how far back does that his...
Cambodia to get back artefacts lost during Khmer Rouge regime from late British collector's daughter

Cambodia to get back artefacts lost during Khmer Rouge regime from late British collector's daughter

Cambodia’s efforts to reclaim artefacts taken during the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime in the 1970s and smuggled through neighbouring Thailan...
'Problem of missing ice' finally solved by movement of the Earth's crust

'Problem of missing ice' finally solved by movement of the Earth's crust

During ice ages, the global mean sea level falls because large amounts sea water are stored in the form of huge continental glaciers. Until ...

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