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Erdogan says Hagia Sophia to be reopened as Mosque

Erdogan says Hagia Sophia to be reopened as Mosque

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced Friday that the Hagia Sophia, one of the architectural wonders of the world, would be reop...
New method solves old mystery: Hafnium isotopes clinch origin of high-quality Roman glass

New method solves old mystery: Hafnium isotopes clinch origin of high-quality Roman glass

Glass is an immensely interesting archaeological material: While its fragility and beauty is fascinating in itself, geochemical studies of ...
Care for cats? So did people along the Silk Road more than 1,000 years ago

Care for cats? So did people along the Silk Road more than 1,000 years ago

Common domestic cats, as we know them today, might have accompanied Kazakh pastoralists as pets more than 1,000 years ago. This has been in...
15-foot-long skeleton of extinct dolphin suggests parallel evolution among whales

15-foot-long skeleton of extinct dolphin suggests parallel evolution among whales

A report in the journal Current Biology offers a detailed description of the first nearly complete skeleton of an extinct large dolphin, d...
Researcher reconstructs skull of two million year-old giant dormouse

Researcher reconstructs skull of two million year-old giant dormouse

A PhD student has produced the first digital reconstruction of the skull of a gigantic dormouse, which roamed the island of Sicily around t...
Naturally perforated shells one of the earliest adornments in the Middle Palaeolithic

Naturally perforated shells one of the earliest adornments in the Middle Palaeolithic

Ancient humans deliberately collected perforated shells in order to string them together as beads, according to a study published in the op...
Polynesians, Native Americans made contact before European arrival, genetic study finds

Polynesians, Native Americans made contact before European arrival, genetic study finds

Through deep genetic analyses, Stanford Medicine scientists and their collaborators have found conclusive scientific evidence of contact be...
Fossil jawbone from Alaska is a rare case of a juvenile Arctic dromaeosaurid dinosaur

Fossil jawbone from Alaska is a rare case of a juvenile Arctic dromaeosaurid dinosaur

A small piece of fossil jawbone from Alaska represents a rare example of juvenile dromaeosaurid dinosaur remains from the Arctic, according...
Supergenes play a larger role in evolution than previously thought

Supergenes play a larger role in evolution than previously thought

Massive blocks of genes--inherited together 'plug and play' style--may play a larger role in evolutionary adaption than previously ...
"Protect 30% of the planet for nature," scientists urge in new report

"Protect 30% of the planet for nature," scientists urge in new report

In an independent report published today , an analysis from over 100 experts finds the benefits of protecting 30% of the planet outweigh th...
Neolithic fishing site found in southern Norway

Neolithic fishing site found in southern Norway

The whole story starts with a farmer. Specifically, the farmer at Jortveit farm in southern Norway. Around the beginning of the 1930s he de...
Seeking ancestral commonalities with modern human body type, researchers find stockier answer

Seeking ancestral commonalities with modern human body type, researchers find stockier answer

An ancestor to modern humans had a stockier build than previously thought—one that is quite different from today's human body—a team of...

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