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Early DNA lineages from Finland shed light on the diverse origins of the contemporary population

Early DNA lineages from Finland shed light on the diverse origins of the contemporary population

A new genetic study carried out at the University of Helsinki and the University of Turku demonstrates that, at the end of the Iron Age, Fi...
Alpine rock axeheads became social and economic exchange fetishes in the Neolithic

Alpine rock axeheads became social and economic exchange fetishes in the Neolithic

Axeheads made out of Alpine rocks had strong social and economic symbolic meaning in the Neolithic, given their production and use value. T...
What felled the great Assyrian Empire?

What felled the great Assyrian Empire?

The Neo-Assyrian Empire, centered in northern Iraq and extending from Iran to Egypt -- the largest empire of its time -- collapsed after mo...
Genetic analysis of sacred ibis mummies sheds light on early Egyptian practices

Genetic analysis of sacred ibis mummies sheds light on early Egyptian practices

New genetic research into the mummification of ibises found in Egyptian catacombs has shed light on how Ancient Egyptians obtained millions...
DNA data offers scientific look at 500 years of extramarital sex in Western Europe

DNA data offers scientific look at 500 years of extramarital sex in Western Europe

These days it's easy to resolve questions about paternity with over-the-counter test kits. Now, researchers have put DNA evidence toget...
Extinct giant ape directly linked to the living orangutan

Extinct giant ape directly linked to the living orangutan

By using ancient protein sequencing, researchers have retrieved genetic information from a 1.9 million year old extinct, giant primate that...
World's oldest glue used from prehistoric times till the days of the Gauls

World's oldest glue used from prehistoric times till the days of the Gauls

Birch bark tar, the oldest glue in the world, was in use for at least 50,000 years, from the Palaeolithic Period up until the time of the G...
Ancient cup given to first marathon victor returned to Greece

Ancient cup given to first marathon victor returned to Greece

An ancient Greek cup awarded as a prize to the marathon winner in the first modern Olympics of 1896 has been returned to Athens from a Germ...
Venice on its knees as floods devastate city

Venice on its knees as floods devastate city

Venice was in a state of crisis on Wednesday due to huge flooding after the high-water mark reached 187cm late on Tuesday, the highest leve...
Modern apes smarter than pre-humans

Modern apes smarter than pre-humans

New research from the University of Adelaide suggests living great apes are smarter than our pre-human ancestor Australopithecus, a group t...
Spot the difference: Two identical-looking bird species with very different genes

Spot the difference: Two identical-looking bird species with very different genes

New research by the Milner Centre for Evolution academics in collaboration with Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou (China) shows that Sout...
Predicting evolution: Survival of the fittest takes a hit

Predicting evolution: Survival of the fittest takes a hit

A team of scientists, led by Harvard researchers, has used a new method of DNA "re-barcoding" to track rapid evolution in yeast. ...

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