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Study offers earliest evidence of humans changing ecosystems with fire

Study offers earliest evidence of humans changing ecosystems with fire

Mastery of fire has given humans dominance over the natural world. A Yale-led study provides the earliest evidence to date of ancient humans...
Ancient DNA reveals origin of first Bronze Age civilizations in Europe

Ancient DNA reveals origin of first Bronze Age civilizations in Europe

The first civilisations to build monumental palaces and urban centres in Europe are more genetically homogenous than expected, according to ...
The oldest human burial site in Africa uncovered

The oldest human burial site in Africa uncovered

Despite being home to the earliest signs of modern human behaviour, early evidence of burials in Africa are scarce and often ambiguous. Ther...
New bonobo genome fine tunes great ape evolution studies

New bonobo genome fine tunes great ape evolution studies

Chimpanzees and bonobos diverged comparatively recently in great ape evolutionary history. They split into different species about 1.7 milli...
Water flora in the lakes of the ancient Tethys Ocean islands

Water flora in the lakes of the ancient Tethys Ocean islands

A study published in Cretaceous Research expands the paleontological richness of continental fossils of the Lower Cretaceous with the disco...
New study deconstructs Dunbar's number

New study deconstructs Dunbar's number

An individual human can maintain stable social relationships with about 150 people. This is the proposition known as 'Dunbar's numbe...
Humans weren’t always agents of destruction when arriving on uninhabited islands

Humans weren’t always agents of destruction when arriving on uninhabited islands

An international team of researchers led by Griffith University discovered the arrival of ancient humans to uninhabited islands doesn't ...
200-year-old poop shows rural elites in New England had parasitic infections

200-year-old poop shows rural elites in New England had parasitic infections

In the early 19th century in North America, parasitic infections were quite common in urban areas due in part to population growth and urban...
Newly identified saber-toothed cat is one of largest in history

Newly identified saber-toothed cat is one of largest in history

A giant saber-toothed cat lived in North America between 5 million and 9 million years ago, weighing up to 900 pounds and hunting prey that ...
Study sequences genome of extinct date palms germinated from 2,000 year-old seeds

Study sequences genome of extinct date palms germinated from 2,000 year-old seeds

Researchers from NYU Abu Dhabi's Center for Genomics and Systems Biology have successfully sequenced the genome of previously extinct da...
Search for 'dark energy' could illuminate origin, evolution, fate of universe

Search for 'dark energy' could illuminate origin, evolution, fate of universe

The universe we see is only the very tip of the vast cosmic iceberg. The hundreds of billions of galaxies it contains, each of them home to ...

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