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Origins and spread of Eurasian fruits traced to the ancient Silk Road
SCIENCE DAILY Studies of ancient plant remains from a medieval archaeological site in the Pamir Mountains of Uzbekistan have shown that fruits, such as apples, peaches,... 16 hours
Origins and spread of Eurasian fruits traced to the ancient Silk Road
PHYS.ORG Studies of ancient preserved plant remains from a medieval archaeological site in the Pamir Mountains of Uzbekistan have shown that fruits such as apples,... 17 hours
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SCI-NEWS.COM Paleontologists have discovered what they say is a completely unexpected desert-dwelling pterosaur that lived in what is now... 18 hours
For now, Illinois' imperiled eastern massasauga rattlesnakes retain their genetic diversity
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The Meg! When the (giant prehistoric) shark bites, the science bites back
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Unpublished Egyptian texts reveal new insights into ancient medicine
PHYS.ORG The University of Copenhagen in Denmark is home to a unique collection of Ancient Egyptian papyrus manuscripts. 21 hours
Ancient natural fission reactor offers clues on how to store modern nuclear waste
PHYS.ORG A team of researchers from the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory and Washington University has learned more about possible ways to store modern... 22 hours
Ancient changes along the Hudson offer glimpse into how ice sheets grew
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These labmade fossils could reveal how dinosaurs really looked
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Scarlet macaw DNA points to ancient breeding operation in Southwest
SCIENCE DAILY Somewhere in the American Southwest or northern Mexico, there are probably the ruins of a scarlet macaw breeding operation dating to between 900 and 1200 C.E., according to... 1 day
Animal fat on ancient pottery reveals a nearly catastrophic period of human prehistory
Science Magazine Analysis of remains from Çatalhöyük shows how people survived a dramatic cold snap 2 days
Animal fat on ancient pottery fragments reveals a nearly catastrophic period of human prehistory
Science Magazine Analysis of remains from Çatalhöyük shows how people survived a dramatic cold snap 2 days
Animal fat on ancient pottery shards reveals a nearly catastrophic period of human prehistory
Science Magazine Analysis of remains from Çatalhöyük shows how people survived a dramatic cold snap 2 days
Scarlet macaw DNA points to ancient breeding operation in Southwest
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People might have bred tropical macaws in the desert 1000 years ago
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Scientists trace atmospheric rise in CO2 during deglaciation to deep Pacific Ocean
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Ghostly Remains of a Dead Star Revealed in Infrared Light (Photo)
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Coherent perfect absorption of nonlinear matter waves
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Laziness helped lead to extinction of Homo erectus
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In Photos: Ancient Tomb of Chinese Couple Discovered
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Trophy Heads and Mummies Discovered in Ancient Peruvian Pits
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Back to the future of climate change
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Team uses ancient marine sediment as benchmark for present, future climate models
PHYS.ORG Researchers at Syracuse University are looking to the geologic past to make future projections about climate change. 6 days
Corals and algae go back further than previously thought, all the way to Jurassic Period
PHYS.ORG Algae and corals have been leaning on each other since dinosaurs roamed the earth, much longer than had... 6 days
Prehistoric peopling in southeast Asia -- genomics of Jomon and other ancient skeletons
SCIENCE DAILY Current evidence suggests that Southeast Asia was occupied by Hoabinhian hunter-gatherers until ~4000 years ago, but the human occupation history thereafter with... 6 days
Weird, 570-Million-Year-Old 'Leaf' Fossil Is Actually from an Animal
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For the first time, scientists put extinct mammals on the map
PHYS.ORG Researchers from Aarhus University and University of Gothenburg have produced the most comprehensive family tree and atlas of mammals to date, connecting all living and recently... 6 days
Rare teeth from ancient mega-shark found on Australia beach
PHYS.ORG A rare set of teeth from a giant prehistoric mega-shark twice the size of the great white have been found on an Australian beach by a keen-eyed amateur enthusiast, scientists... 6 days
[Editors' Choice] A novel neurostimulation strategy for facilitating fear regulation
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For the first time, scientists are putting extinct mammals on the map
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have produced the most comprehensive family tree and atlas of mammals to date, connecting all living and recently extinct mammal species (nearly 6,000... 7 days
Massive drought or myth? Scientists spar over an ancient climate event behind our new geological age
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New species of rare ancient 'worm' discovered in fossil hotspot
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have discovered a new species of lobopodian, an ancient relative of modern-day velvet worms, in 430 million-years-old Silurian rocks in Herefordshire, UK. 7 days
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Cretaceous Alaska Was ‘Superhighway’ for Migrating Dinosaurs, Paleontologists Say
SCI-NEWS.COM Paleontologists have discovered the first North American co-occurrence of hadrosaur and therizinosaur tracks, providing more evidence that Alaska... 7 days
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New species of rare ancient 'worm' discovered in fossil hotspot
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Archaeologists found traces of submerged Stone Age settlement in Southeast Finland
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The Weird Reason Roman Emperors Were Assassinated
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Those fragrances you enjoy? Dinosaurs liked them first
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Iron-silica particles unlock part of the mystery of Earth's oxygenation
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Lab identifies pulling and braking of 'ancient motor' in cell division
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Rediscovering the sources of Egyptian metals
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Discovery of copper band shows Native Americans engaged in trade more extensively than thought
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Archaeologists found traces of submerged Stone Age settlement in Southeast Finland
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Iron-silica particles in ancient seawater helped cyanobacteria oxygenate Earth's oceans billions of years ago
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Discovery of copper band shows Native Americans engaged in trade more extensively than thought
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Terrifying insights into climate change could build legislative momentum for emissions cuts, researchers argue
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Romanian, German archeologists find 3,400-year-old fortress
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First North American co-occurrence of Hadrosaur and Therizinosaur tracks found in Alaska
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Discovery provides more evidence that Alaska was possibly the 'superhighway' for dinosaurs
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Ancient Roman Library Discovered Beneath German City
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The end-Cretaceous extinction unleashed modern shark diversity
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Severity of drought during the Maya collapse
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Modern Flores Island pygmies show no genetic link to extinct 'hobbits'
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Modern Flores Island pygmies show no genetic link to extinct 'hobbits'
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Scientists measure severity of drought during the Maya collapse
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Quantification of drought during the collapse of the classic Maya civilization
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NASA's IMERG estimates heavy rainfall over the eastern US
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Amputees feel as though their prosthetic limb belongs to their own body
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Is there such a thing as an objectively 'bad' song?
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There's a reason Siri, Alexa and AI are imagined as female – sexism
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