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Teeth pendants speak of the elk's prominent status in the Stone Age

Teeth pendants speak of the elk's prominent status in the Stone Age

Roughly 8,200 years ago, the island of Yuzhniy Oleniy Ostrov in Lake Onega in the Republic of Karelia, Russia, housed a large burial ground ...
World’s oldest cave art discovered in Indonesia

World’s oldest cave art discovered in Indonesia

A team of Griffith University archaeologists has shared in the discovery of what may be the world’s oldest known cave painting, dating back ...
150 million-year-old shark was one of the largest of its time

150 million-year-old shark was one of the largest of its time

In a new study, an international research team led by Sebastian Stumpf from the University of Vienna describes an exceptionally well-preserv...
Research reveals how teeth functioned and evolved in giant mega-sharks

Research reveals how teeth functioned and evolved in giant mega-sharks

A pioneering study by University of Bristol researchers finds that the evolution of teeth in the giant prehistoric shark Megalodon and its r...
The dire wolf was a distinct species, different from the gray wolf, biologists discover

The dire wolf was a distinct species, different from the gray wolf, biologists discover

The iconic, prehistoric dire wolf, which prowled through Los Angeles and elsewhere in the Americas over 11 millennia ago, was a distinct spe...
Meipu teeth shed light on the human settlement of Asia

Meipu teeth shed light on the human settlement of Asia

María Martinón-Torres and José María Bermúdez de Castro, researchers at the Centro Nacional de Investigación sobre la Evolución Humana (CENI...
New insights from original Domesday survey revealed

New insights from original Domesday survey revealed

A new interpretation of the survey behind Domesday Book—the record of conquered England compiled on the orders of William the Conqueror in 1...
Researchers announce world's first dinosaur preserved sitting on nest of eggs with fossilized babies

Researchers announce world's first dinosaur preserved sitting on nest of eggs with fossilized babies

A multinational team of researchers has announced a first for the world of paleontology: a dinosaur preserved sitting atop a nest of its own...
100-million-year-old cylindrical bark beetle is master of disguise

100-million-year-old cylindrical bark beetle is master of disguise

A resemblance to moss, lichens and fungi made for fantastic cover by a new genus and species of cylindrical bark beetle described by an Oreg...
New study of Earth's crust shows global growth spurt three billion years ago

New study of Earth's crust shows global growth spurt three billion years ago

Curtin University researchers have used ancient crystals from eroded rocks found in stream sediments in Greenland to successfully test the t...
Fossils' soft tissues helping to solve puzzle that vexed Darwin

Fossils' soft tissues helping to solve puzzle that vexed Darwin

Remarkably well-preserved fossils are helping scientists unravel a mystery about the origins of early animals that puzzled Charles Darwin. R...
Study of flowers with two types of anthers solves mystery that baffled Darwin

Study of flowers with two types of anthers solves mystery that baffled Darwin

Most flowering plants depend on pollinators such as bees to transfer pollen from the male anthers of one flower to the female stigma of anot...
Like plants do: non-classical photosynthesis by earth's inorganic semiconducting minerals

Like plants do: non-classical photosynthesis by earth's inorganic semiconducting minerals

Photosynthesis, the process by which plants and other organisms convert sunlight into chemical energy, has been a major player during the ev...
‘Super Earth’ discovered near one of our galaxy’s oldest stars

‘Super Earth’ discovered near one of our galaxy’s oldest stars

A hot, rocky "super Earth," near one of the oldest stars in the galaxy has taken a team of planet-hunting scientists by surprise. ...

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