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A skull with history: A fossil sheds light on the origin of the neocortex
SCIENCE DAILY According to a recent study an early relative of mammals already possessed an extraordinarily expanded brain with a neocortex-like structure. 1 hour
Brains evolved to need exercise
SCIENCE DAILY Mounting scientific evidence shows that exercise is good not only for our bodies, but for our brains. Yet, exactly why physical activity benefits the brain is not well understood. Researchers suggest that the link between exercise and the... 2 hours
Archaeologists Find Earliest Monumental Egyptian Hieroglyphs
SCI-NEWS.COM A team of archaeologists from Belgium, the United States and Egypt has uncovered some previously unknown rock inscriptions, which include 5,200-year-old Egyptian hieroglyphs, at... 3 hours
Microbe mystery solved: What happened to the Deepwater Horizon oil plume
PHYS.ORG The Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 is one of the most studied spills in history, yet scientists haven't agreed on... 3 hours
Report reveals improvements and persistent inequities in college access and success in NYC
PHYS.ORG A new report from the Research Alliance for New York City Schools provides an in-depth look at high school students' pathways into... 5 hours
Previously unknown extinction of marine megafauna discovered
SCIENCE DAILY Over two million years ago, a third of the largest marine animals like sharks, whales, sea birds and sea turtles disappeared. This previously unknown extinction event not only had a considerable impact on the... 5 hours
Why Total Solar Eclipses Are Total Coincidences
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Previously unknown extinction of marine megafauna discovered
PHYS.ORG Over two million years ago, a third of the largest marine animals like sharks, whales, sea birds and sea turtles disappeared. This previously unknown extinction event not only had a consid-erable impact on the... 7 hours
Flood Facts, Types of Flooding, Floods in History
LIVE SCIENCE Wherever rain falls, a flood can occur. 8 hours
Dutch scientists fete rare meteorite find
PHYS.ORG Dutch scientists on Monday celebrated the discovery of only the sixth meteorite found in recent history in The Netherlands, which at 4.5-billion years old may hold clues to the birth of our solar system. 9 hours
Sound-reflecting shelters inspired ancient rock artists
SCIENCE-NEWS Ancient Europeans sought rock art sites where sounds carried. 10 hours
This Isn't the 1st Eclipse to Occur on Aug. 21, and It Won't Be the Last
SPACE.COM Significant eclipses throughout history have taken place on Aug. 21, just like the total solar eclipse... 11 hours
Archaeologists discover earliest monumental Egyptian hieroglyphs
PHYS.ORG A joint Yale and Royal Museums of Art and History (Brussels) expedition to explore the the ancient Egyptian city of Elkab has uncovered some previously unknown rock inscriptions, which include the earliest monumental hieroglyphs dating back... 13 hours
Every breath you take contains a molecule of history
SCIENCE-NEWS In 'Caesar’s Last Breath', best-selling author Sam Kean tells vivid stories about the gases we can’t see. 1 day
Facing ruin, India's ancient glass artists blame the Taj
PHYS.ORG Hanuman Prasad Garg doesn't blame rising fuel prices or pressure from cheap knock-offs for the slow demise of the glass industry where Indian artisans have forged bangles for centuries. He... 2 days
Medicaid is biggest consumer story in 'Obamacare' rollback
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Ancient Egyptians to modern humans: Coronary artery disease genes benefit reproduction
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have found that genes for coronary heart disease (CAD) also influence reproduction, so in order to reproduce successfully, the genes for heart disease will also... 3 days
Scientists recreate Californian Indian water bottles to study ancient exposure to chemicals
SCIENCE DAILY Water bottles replicated in the traditional method used by Native Californian Indians reveal that the manufacturing process may have been detrimental to the health... 3 days
'Star dust' wasp is a new extinct species named after David Bowie's alter ego
SCIENCE DAILY During her study on fossil insects at China's Capitol Normal University, a student visited the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural... 3 days
Where the Mountains Meet: Take a Tour of Historic Fort Bowie (Photos)
LIVE SCIENCE Take a trip through Fort Bowie National Historic Site and journey back into time. 3 days
What percentage of ALS is genetic?
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Why eggs have such weird shapes, doubly domesticated cats, and science balloons on the rise
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Will August's Eclipse Be Most Watched Ever? Totally
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Avian egg shape: Form, function, and evolution
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NASA's Webb telescope gets freezing summertime lodging in Houston
PHYS.ORG NASA's James Webb Space Telescope was placed in Johnson Space Center's historic Chamber A on June 20, 2017, to prepare for its final three months of testing in a cryogenic... 4 days
Lessons from whale population collapse could help future species at risk
SCIENCE DAILY There were warning signs that populations of commercially harvested whales were heading for global collapse up to 40 years before the event, a study of historic... 4 days
Lessons from whale population collapse could help future species at risk
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The 'Star dust' wasp is a new extinct species named after David Bowie's alter ego
PHYS.ORG During her study on fossil insects of the order Hymenoptera at China's Capitol Normal University, student Longfeng Li... 4 days
Secondhand smoke exposure among nonsmoking adult cancer survivors has declined
SCIENCE DAILY From 1999/2000 to 2011/2012, exposure to secondhand smoke among nonsmoking adult cancer survivors declined from 39.6 percent to 15.7 percent, but rates of exposure were higher among those... 4 days
What percentage of ALS is genetic?
SCIENCE DAILY Up to 90 percent of people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) report that they have no family history of the disease. Now, new research has found approximately 17 percent of such ALS cases may be caused... 4 days
Study explores secondhand smoke exposure rates among nonsmoking adult cancer survivors
NEWS MEDICAL From 1999/2000 to 2011/2012, exposure to secondhand smoke among nonsmoking adult cancer survivors declined from 39.6 percent to 15.7 percent, but rates of exposure were higher... 5 days
New approach finds statistical evidence that ancient gene variants contribute to autism
NEWS MEDICAL The way you measure things has a lot to do with the value of the results you get. If you want to know how... 5 days
Genetic factors play significant role in causing ALS, study reveals
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Fossil holds new insights into how fish evolved onto land
SCIENCE DAILY The fossil of an early snake-like animal -- called Lethiscus stocki -- has kept its evolutionary secrets for the last 340-million years. Now, an international team of researchers... 5 days
hubble captures massive dead disk galaxy that challenges theories of galaxy evolution Hubble Captures Massive Dead Disk Galaxy that Challenges Theories of Galaxy Evolution
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Poland says primeval forest should not be UNESCO natural heritage site
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New statistical method finds shared ancestral gene variants involved in autism's cause
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers believe that theirs is the first rigorous statistical evidence that ancient variations in the human genome contribute to autism -- each, most likely,... 5 days
Reconstruction of ancient chromosomes offers insight into mammalian evolution
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have gone back in time, at least virtually, computationally recreating the chromosomes of the first eutherian mammal, the long-extinct, shrewlike ancestor of all placental mammals. 5 days
Mystery of unexplained 'bright nights' solved
SCIENCE DAILY Dating back to the first century, scientists, philosophers and reporters have noted the occasional occurrence of 'bright nights,' when an unexplained glow in the night sky lets observers see distant mountains, read a newspaper or check... 5 days
Ancient and Modern DNA Reveal How Cats Conquered World
SCI-NEWS.COM According to a new analysis of modern and ancient cat DNA, today’s domestic cat is a descendant of... 5 days
Family history and location of genetic fault affect risk for carriers of cancer genes
SCIENCE DAILY A large scale study of women carrying faults in important cancer genes should enable doctors to provide better advice and... 5 days
Reverse engineering mysterious 500-million-year-old fossils that confound our tree of life
PHYS.ORG Paleontologists like us are used to working with fossils that would seem bizarre to many biologists accustomed to living creatures. And as we go farther back... 5 days
Bacteria samples collected in Antarctica a century ago nearly identical to present day samples
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—A pair of researchers with the Natural History Museum of London and the University of Waikato have found that bacteria... 5 days
Today in Space! June 21, 2004: SpaceShipOne Makes History in 1st Private Spaceflight
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200-Million-Year-Old Weird 'Worm' Creature Finally Identified
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Ancient skulls shed light on migration in the Roman empire
SCIENCE DAILY Skeletal evidence shows that, hundreds of years after the Roman Republic conquered most of the Mediterranean world, coastal communities in what is now south and central Italy still... 6 days
Three New Chameleon Species Discovered in Central Africa
SCI-NEWS.COM A team of herpetologists, led by Dr. Eli Greenbaum, associate professor of biological sciences at the University of Texas at... 6 days
Photos: Ancient Cat Remains Tell the Tale of Kitty Domestication
LIVE SCIENCE Neolithic farmers in Anatolia (modern-day Turkey) domesticated cats about 10,000 years ago to keep vermin at bay, and the kitties, so to speak, went viral on the world... 6 days
Bill Dana, Comedian Who Played Astronaut José Jiménez, Dies at 92
SPACE.COM "Okay José, you're on your way!" With those words, radioed to America's first space flier Alan Shepard, Bill Dana's role in space history was cemented. Dana,... 6 days
A wooden toe: Swiss Egyptologists study 3000-year-old prosthesis
SCIENCE DAILY It is likely to be one of the oldest prosthetic devices in human history: Together with other experts, Egyptologists have reexamined an artificial wooden big toe. The find is almost 3000 years... 6 days
A wooden toe: Swiss Egyptologists study 3000-year-old prosthesis
PHYS.ORG It is likely to be one of the oldest prosthetic devices in human history: Together with other experts, Egyptologists from the University of Basel have reexamined an artificial wooden big toe. The... 6 days
Ancient skulls shed light on migration in the Roman Empire
PHYS.ORG Skeletal evidence shows that, hundreds of years after the Roman Republic conquered most of the Mediterranean world, coastal communities in what is now south and central Italy still... 6 days
When – and why – did people first start using money?
PHYS.ORG Sometimes you run across a grimy, tattered dollar bill that seems like it's been around since the beginning of time. Assuredly it hasn't, but the history... 6 days
Wine, Please! Ancient Pottery Inscription Requests More Drinks
LIVE SCIENCE A previously overlooked inscription on a pottery shard found in Israel calls for the delivery of more wine, according to a new study, showing that not much has changed in 2,600 years... 6 days
Hidden trove of suspected Nazi artifacts found in Argentina
PHYS.ORG In a hidden room in a house near Argentina's capital, police believe they have found the biggest collection of Nazi artifacts in the country's history, including a bust relief of... 7 days
Hidden trove of suspected Nazi artifacts found in Argentina
ABC NEWS In a hidden room in a house in Argentina's capital, police believe they have found the biggest collection of Nazi artifacts in the country's history, including busts of Adolf Hitler... 7 days
Team discovers 3 chameleon species
PHYS.ORG University of Texas at El Paso doctoral candidate Daniel Hughes has discovered three new species of chameleons. The reptile trio, historically thought to be a single species, was found in different parts of the Albertine Rift in Central... 1 week
Three chameleon species discovered
SCIENCE DAILY A doctoral candidate liked to catch lizards when he was little, but never imagined he would be catching and discovering new species of chameleons. He has now discovered three new species of chameleons. The reptile trio, historically thought to be... 1 week
New fossils shake up history of amphibians with no legs
SCIENCE-NEWS The oldest near-relative of today’s snake-shaped caecilians could have an unexpected backstory. 1 week
Ancient DNA reveals role of Near East and Egypt in cat domestication
SCIENCE DAILY DNA found at archaeological sites reveals that the origins of our domestic cat are in the Near East and ancient Egypt. Cats were domesticated... 1 week
Ancient Egyptians may have given cats the personality to conquer the world
Science Magazine Civilization of the pharaohs may have turbocharged domestication 1 week
Ancient DNA reveals role of Near East and Egypt in cat domestication
PHYS.ORG VIDEO DNA found at archaeological sites reveals that the origins of our domestic cat are in the Near East and ancient Egypt. Cats were domesticated... 1 week
Ancient Tomb of Gold Worker Found Along Nile River
LIVE SCIENCE A 3,400-year-old tomb holding the remains of more than a dozen possibly mummified people has been discovered on Sai Island, along the Nile River. 1 week
Photos: 3,400-Year-Old Tomb Along Nile River
LIVE SCIENCE Images reveal an ancient tomb and burial chambers holding possibly mummified individuals. The tomb was discovered on Sai Island, located in Sudan along the Nile River. 1 week
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