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Coastal waters were an oxygen oasis 2.3 billion years ago
SCIENCE-NEWS Coastal waters contained enough oxygen to support complex life-forms including some animals hundreds of millions of years before fossils of such life first appear. 2 hours
Preserved fortification, donkey stables dating to King Solomon discovered at TAU's Timna Valley excavations
PHYS.ORG Some believe that the fabled mines of King Solomon were located among copper smelting camps in Israel's Timna Valley. The... 4 hours
Study reveals why cancer cells spread within the body
SCIENCE DAILY New findings uncover an ancient mechanism that makes cancer cells invasive, explains melanoma’s resistance to therapy and opens the door to development of novel cancer therapies 5 hours
Tigers could roam again in Central Asia, scientists say
SCIENCE DAILY Caspian tigers, some of the largest cats that ever lived, roamed through much of Central Asia before they were designated as extinct in the middle of the 20th century. But... 8 hours
Were Egyptian 'Pot Burials' a Symbol of Rebirth?
LIVE SCIENCE Ancient Egyptians who buried their deceased kin in pots may have chosen the burial vessels as symbols of the womb and rebirth, scientists argue in a new paper. 8 hours
Fossils found reveal unseen ‘footprint’ maker
SCIENCE DAILY Fossils found in Morocco from the long-extinct group of sea creatures called trilobites, including rarely seen soft-body parts, may be previously unseen animals that left distinctive fossil 'footprints' around the ancient supercontinent Gondwana. 9 hours
A new twist on fusion power could help bring limitless clean energy
PHYS.ORG VIDEO In a world struggling to kick its addiction to fossil fuels and feed its growing appetite for energy, there's one technology in development that... 10 hours
Petrified tree rings tell ancient tale of sun’s behavior
SCIENCE-NEWS The 11-year cycle of solar activity may have been around for at least 290 million years, ancient tree rings suggest. 12 hours
Fossils reveal unseen 'footprint' maker
PHYS.ORG Fossils found in Morocco from the long-extinct group of sea creatures called trilobites, including rarely seen soft-body parts, may be previously unseen animals that left distinctive fossil 'footprints' around the ancient supercontinent Gondwana. 12 hours
Myanmar's 'smiling' Irrawaddy dolphins on brink of extinction
PHYS.ORG Tears fill Maung Lay's eyes as he describes losing the dolphin he knew since his childhood, the latest casualty of a battle against pollution and electrofishing that may see the species disappear... 14 hours
Ludwig study uncovers ancient cellular response that underlies spread of aggressive skin cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Each day, more than 1,600 people die from cancer in the US, and 450 in the UK, mostly because the disease has... 16 hours
Humans Arrived in North America around 24,000 Years Ago
SCI-NEWS.COM Humans first arrived in North America 10,000 years earlier than previously thought, according to an analysis of ancient... 1 day
Microbes could survive thin air of Mars
PHYS.ORG Microbes that rank among the simplest and most ancient organisms on Earth could survive the extremely thin air of Mars, a new study finds. 1 day
How the darkness and the cold killed the dinosaurs
PHYS.ORG 66 million years ago, the sudden extinction of the dinosaurs started the ascent of the mammals, ultimately resulting in humankind's reign on Earth. Climate scientists have now reconstructed how tiny... 2 days
Researchers describe global sea level event during the hot greenhouse climate of the dinosaur age
PHYS.ORG Global sea level change has generally been considered to be a consequence of the growth and decay of... 2 days
Photos: Biblical-Era Fortress Discovered in Israel
LIVE SCIENCE A gatehouse has been uncovered during recent excavations at an ancient mining camp in southern Israel. Here's a look at the excavations and fortress system found. 3 days
India was by no means as isolated as we thought
SCIENCE DAILY India gradually drifted away from Africa and Madagascar towards the north and collided with the Eurasian plate. Scientists assumed for a long time that the subcontinent was largely... 4 days
Scientists engineer animals with ancient genes to test causes of evolution
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have created the first genetically modified animals containing reconstructed ancient genes, which they used to test the evolutionary effects of genetic changes that happened in... 4 days
How the darkness and the cold killed the dinosaurs
SCIENCE DAILY Climate scientists now reconstructed how tiny droplets of sulfuric acid formed high up in the air after the well-known impact of a large asteroid and blocking the sunlight for several... 4 days
Megalodon's Demise: Why Earth's Largest Shark Went Extinct
LIVE SCIENCE Fossilized bones riddled with enormous shark bite marks reveal the mega shark's main prey and why Megalodon went extinct. 4 days
Scientists engineer animals with ancient genes to test causes of evolution
PHYS.ORG Scientists at the University of Chicago have created the first genetically modified animals containing reconstructed ancient genes, which they used to test the evolutionary effects of... 4 days
Giant ancient shark may have gone extinct due to extinction of its small prey
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—A team of researchers with members from Italy, Belgium and Peru has found evidence that suggests the reason the giant... 4 days
Fossils from ancient extinct giant flightless goose suggests it was a fighter
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—A small team of researchers from Italy, Norway and Austria has found evidence of an ancient extinct goose relative that once lived in what... 4 days
Climate change could kill off parasites, destabilizing ecosystems
PHYS.ORG Photogenic animals, from polar bears to people, aren't the only creatures under threat from global climate change. A new review led by UC Berkeley suggests the phenomenon threatens parasites with extinction, which... 4 days
Hyoliths: Mysterious Cambrian Animals Classified as Lophophorates
SCI-NEWS.COM Paleontologists have finally determined what hyoliths — a group of extinct marine creatures — actually are. Hyoliths evolved over 530 million years... 5 days
Ice Age 'skeleton crew' offers insights for today’s endangered species
SCIENCE DAILY The ghosts of Ice Age mammals can teach valuable, real-world lessons about what happens to an ecosystem when its most distinct species go extinct, according to a new... 5 days
3,400-Year-Old Graveyard with Family Crypts Unearthed in Egypt
LIVE SCIENCE The ancient Egyptian cemetery contains large crypts holding the remains of complete families and smaller, simpler tombs holding individuals, including children and infants. 5 days
India was by no means as isolated as we thought
PHYS.ORG India gradually drifted away from Africa and Madagascar towards the north and collided with the Eurasian plate. Scientists assumed for a long time that the subcontinent was largely... 5 days
Rare Evidence of Pregnancy-Related Death Found at Ancient Troy
LIVE SCIENCE Scientists extracted ancient DNA from a woman buried at Troy and revealed her cause of death: a bacterial infection during pregnancy. 5 days
Green Glow from Ancient Galaxies Surprises Scientists
SPACE.COM The galaxies are greener on the other side of the universe, it seems: A new analysis reveals that some of the most distant galaxies ever observed are radiating green light, a finding that could... 5 days
The Curious Case Of The Hyolith, An Ancient 'Ice Cream Cone' That's Found A Home
NPR The creature, which roamed ocean floors over 500 million years ago, went years without a definitive scientific classification.... 6 days
Why Are Most People Right-Handed?
LIVE SCIENCE Interestingly, the answer may be found not in our ancient hands, but in our ancient teeth, a researcher says.. 6 days
800-Year-Old Skeleton Yields Genome of Deadly Infection
HISTORY Researchers have mapped the DNA of an ancient bacterial infection that killed a pregnant woman living outside the ancient city of Troy in the final years of the Byzantine Empire. 6 days
Ancient oddball invertebrate finds its place on the tree of life
SCIENCE-NEWS Ancient marine invertebrates called hyoliths may be more closely related to modern horseshoe worms than mollusks, a fossil analysis finds. 6 days
Paleontologists classify mysterious ancient cone-shaped sea creatures
PHYS.ORG One branch on the tree of life is a bit more crowded today. A team of scientists led by 20-year-old University of Toronto (U of T) undergraduate student Joseph Moysiuk has finally determined what... 6 days
Paleontologists classify mysterious ancient cone-shaped sea creatures
SCIENCE DAILY One branch on the tree of life is heavier as a team of scientists has determined what a bizarre group of extinct cone-shaped animals actually are. Known as hyoliths, these marine creatures evolved over... 6 days
Readers weigh in on dinos, dark matter and more
SCIENCE-NEWS Ancient bird calls, the search for dark matter and more in reader feedback. 6 days
Conifer cones bear their ages well, and still move it
SCIENCE DAILY Fossil conifer cones can still move their individual seed scales after millions of years, biologists have found. The cones analyzed in a new study represent the oldest known... 6 days
How far do invasive species travel?
SCIENCE DAILY As a result of the globalization of trade and transport, in the past decades, tens of thousands of species have spread into regions where they were not originally at home. Potentially serious consequences of this include... 6 days
How far do invasive species travel?
PHYS.ORG As a result of the globalization of trade and transport, in the past decades, tens of thousands of species have spread into regions where they were not originally at home. Potentially serious consequences of this include... 6 days
Lamprey gene helps scientists discover how the human brain appeared
PHYS.ORG Researchers at the M.M. Shemyakin and Yu.A. Ovchinnikov Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences have collaborated with their colleagues from the A.N. Severtsova Institute... 6 days
Archaeologist discovers 800-year-old genomes from bacterial infection in Byzantine skeleton
NEWS MEDICAL Eight hundred years ago, in a hardscrabble farming community on the outskirts of what was once one of the fabled cities of the ancient world, Troy, a 30-year-old woman was... 7 days
The best way to include fossils in the 'tree of life'
PHYS.ORG The researchers from the Bristol Palaeobiology Group, part of the School of Earth Sciences, studied the best way to understand relationships of extinct animals to other... 7 days
Ice Age 'skeleton crew' offers insights for today's endangered species
PHYS.ORG The ghosts of Ice Age mammals can teach valuable, real-world lessons about what happens to an ecosystem when its most distinct species go extinct, according to a Yale... 7 days
52 Million-Year-Old Tomatillo Fossils Rewrite Veggie History
NPR Potatoes, tomatoes and bell peppers belong to the nightshade family. Newly discovered fossils in Patagonia suggest that family started much earlier than believed, perhaps when dinosaurs roamed. 1 week
A research framework for tracing human migration events after 'out of Africa' origins
PHYS.ORG As more DNA sequencing data continues to become available, including extinct hominids, a new human origins study has been performed that augments... 1 week
ancient toy inspires low cost medical diagnostic tool Ancient Toy Inspires Low-Cost Medical Diagnostic Tool
LIVE SCIENCE VIDEO An inexpensive, hand-powered centrifuge that's based on an ancient toy could help doctors working in developing countries. 1 week
Testing how species respond to climate change
SCIENCE DAILY Predicting how species will respond to climate change is a critical part of efforts to prevent widespread climate-driven extinction, or to predict its consequences for ecosystems, say scientists. 1 week
Byzantine skeleton yields 800-year-old genomes from a fatal infection
PHYS.ORG Eight hundred years ago, in a hardscrabble farming community on the outskirts of what was once one of the fabled cities of the ancient world, Troy, a 30-year-old woman was... 1 week
Retroviruses 'almost half a billion years old'
SCIENCE DAILY Retroviruses -- the family of viruses that includes HIV -- are almost half a billion years old, according to new research. That's several hundred million years older than previously thought and suggests retroviruses have... 1 week
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