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Ancient DNA rewrites early Japanese history—modern day populations have tripartite genetic origin

Ancient DNA rewrites early Japanese history—modern day populations have tripartite genetic origin

Ancient DNA extracted from human bones has rewritten early Japanese history by underlining that modern day populations in Japan have a tripa...
Excavation of a Hispano-Visigothic grave at Ojo Guarena

Excavation of a Hispano-Visigothic grave at Ojo Guarena

This summer, a tomb embedded in the rock by the main entrance to the San Tirso and San Bernabe Hermitage situated in the karst complex of Oj...
Animals died in 'toxic soup' during Earth's worst mass extinction: A warning for today

Animals died in 'toxic soup' during Earth's worst mass extinction: A warning for today

The end-Permian mass extinction event of roughly 252 million years ago—the worst such event in earth's history—has been linked to vast v...
New species of otter discovered at German fossil site

New species of otter discovered at German fossil site

Researchers from the Universities of Tübingen and Zaragoza have discovered a previously unknown species of otter from 11.4-million-year-old ...
Study suggests earliest use of bone tools to produce clothing in Morocco 120,000 years ago

Study suggests earliest use of bone tools to produce clothing in Morocco 120,000 years ago

A new study led by Arizona State University paleoanthropologist Curtis Marean and ASU doctoral graduate Emily Hallett details more than 60 t...
Exploring how Neanderthals caught birds in caves for food

Exploring how Neanderthals caught birds in caves for food

Neanderthals, our closest relatives, became extinct between 40,000 to 35,000 years ago. Since the discovery of the first Neanderthal fossil ...
Fossil bird with fancy tail feathers shows that sometimes, it’s survival of the sexiest

Fossil bird with fancy tail feathers shows that sometimes, it’s survival of the sexiest

If you had to describe a male peacock's tail feathers, you might pick words like "dazzling" or "beautiful." You prob...
Fossilized footprints reveal prehistoric elephant nursery in south west Spain

Fossilized footprints reveal prehistoric elephant nursery in south west Spain

Fossilized footprint tracks from the Matalascanas Trampled Surface in Huelva, south west Spain suggest that the area was used by straight-tu...
Plants evolved complexity in two bursts—with a 250-million-year hiatus

Plants evolved complexity in two bursts—with a 250-million-year hiatus

A Stanford-led study reveals that rather than evolving gradually over hundreds of millions of years, land plants underwent major diversifica...
Jaws: How an African ray-finned fish is helping us to rethink the fundamentals of evolution

Jaws: How an African ray-finned fish is helping us to rethink the fundamentals of evolution

A family of fishes, called the cichlids, in Africa's Lake Malawi is helping researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst to re...
A statistical fix for archaeology's dating problem

A statistical fix for archaeology's dating problem

Archaeologists have long had a dating problem. The radiocarbon analysis typically used to reconstruct past human demographic changes relies ...
Life-sized camel carvings in Northern Arabia date to the Neolithic period

Life-sized camel carvings in Northern Arabia date to the Neolithic period

The monumental reliefs at the Camel Site in northern Arabia are unique: three rock spurs are decorated with naturalistic, life-sized carving...

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