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'Tiny clocks' crystallize understanding of meteorite crashes
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists are using new imaging techniques to measure the atomic nanostructure of ancient crystal fragments at meteorite impact sites. The end goal? To understand when impacts ended and life began. 12 hours
Citizen Scientists Identify Prehistoric Supernova
SPACE.COM Over 700 volunteer citizen scientists have helped identify more than 30,000 celestial objects, including a star explosion that occurred 970 million years ago, hundreds of millions of years before dinosaurs emerged on Earth. 14 hours
'Tiny clocks' crystallize understanding of meteorite crashes
PHYS.ORG Almost two billion years ago, a 10-kilometre-wide chunk of space slammed down into rock near what is now the city of Sudbury. Now, scientists from Western University and the University of Portsmouth are marrying... 14 hours
Massive Marine Reptile Terrorized Squid During the Dinosaur Age
LIVE SCIENCE A newly identified, 130-million-year-old marine reptile was enormous, measuring the length of nearly three grand pianos lined up, but it wasn't a top marine predator, a new study finds. 16 hours
Scientists are accidentally helping poachers drive rare species to extinction
PHYS.ORG If you open Google and start typing "Chinese cave gecko", the text will auto-populate to "Chinese cave gecko for sale" – just US$150, with delivery. This extremely rare species is... 21 hours
DNA research provides new hope for a bird on the brink
PHYS.ORG In a fresh bid to save the southern black-throated finch from extinction, researchers are turning to a novel analysis of DNA to help plot a path... 21 hours
How dinosaurs may have evolved into birds
PHYS.ORG Tohoku University researchers and their international collaborators have identified a possible genetic mechanism underlying the evolution of birds, according to a recently published study in Nature Communications. 22 hours
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Ancient genetic markers in sockeye salmon can help manage healthier fish stocks
SCIENCE DAILY A recent study identifies new genetic markers in sockeye salmon that can help improve management of fish populations. 1 day
Mountain honey bees have ancient adaptation for high-altitude foraging
SCIENCE DAILY Mountain-dwelling East African honey bees have distinct genetic variations compared to their savannah relatives that likely help them to survive at high altitudes, report researchers. 2 days
How whales got so big, sperm in space, and a first look at Jupiter’s poles
Science Magazine This week we have stories on strange dimming at a not-so-distant star, sending sperm to the International Space... 2 days
Mountain honey bees have ancient adaptation for high-altitude foraging
PHYS.ORG Mountain-dwelling East African honey bees have distinct genetic variations compared to their savannah relatives that likely help them to survive at high altitudes, report Martin Hasselmann of the University of... 2 days
New species of bus-sized fossil marine reptile unearthed in Russia
SCIENCE DAILY A new species of a fossil pliosaur (large predatory marine reptile from the 'age of dinosaur') has been found in Russia and profoundly change how we understand the... 2 days
Ancient DNA evidence shows hunter-gatherers and farmers were intimately linked
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Paleontologists Identify New Pliosaur Species: Luskhan itilensis
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Ancient genetic markers in sockeye salmon can help manage healthier fish stocks
PHYS.ORG A recent study from UBC's Okanagan campus identifies new genetic markers in sockeye salmon that can help improve management of fish populations. 2 days
Ancient DNA evidence shows hunter-gatherers and farmers were intimately linked
PHYS.ORG In human history, the transition from hunting and gathering to farming is a significant one. As such, hunter-gatherers and farmers are usually thought about as two entirely different... 2 days
New species of bus-sized fossil marine reptile unearthed in Russia
PHYS.ORG A new species of a fossil pliosaur (large predatory marine reptile from the 'age of dinosaur') has been found in Russia and profoundly change how we understand the... 2 days
Fossil beetles suggest that LA climate has been relatively stable for 50,000 years
SCIENCE DAILY Research based on more than 180 fossil insects preserved in the La Brea Tar Pits of Los Angeles indicate that the climate... 2 days
Our 'selfish' genes contain the seeds of our destruction – but there might be a fix
PHYS.ORG The human race is in so much trouble that it needs to colonise another planet within... 2 days
Fuel from the air technology provides a path to new business for OPEC countries
SCIENCE DAILY Pioneering technology makes OPEC countries prime regions to produce synthetic fuels. This could be a key asset in phasing out... 2 days
Ancient Peru: Major discovery of early human life
SCIENCE DAILY A-tisket, a-tasket. You can tell a lot from a basket. Especially if it's from ancient ruins of a civilization inhabited by humans 15,000 years ago. An archeologist is among the team who... 2 days
What bone proteomics could reveal about the dead
SCIENCE DAILY Studying bones has helped scientists reconstruct what dinosaurs and other extinct creatures looked like. Taking this further, scientists recently started identifying proteins from bones to glean more information about remains. But one... 2 days
Volunteers help find star that exploded 970 million years ago, predating the dinosaurs
SCIENCE DAILY Online volunteers have helped astronomers find a star that exploded 970 million years ago, predating the dinosaurs' time on Earth. 2 days
Amazingly flexible: Learning to read in your 30s profoundly transforms the brain
SCIENCE DAILY Reading is such a modern cultural invention that there is no specific area in the brain dedicated to it. Scientists have found that learning... 2 days
Coastal Peru was Rest Stop for Early Americans, Archaeologists Say
SCI-NEWS.COM A Vanderbilt University-led team of archaeologists has made a remarkable discovery in Peru: thousands of 15,000-... 2 days
Chinese fans trash blackout as Google AI wins again
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Chinese go champion begins 2nd game against computer
PHYS.ORG China's top player of the ancient board game of go began a second game against a computer Thursday in a competition authorities limited the Chinese public's ability to see. 2 days
Traces of some of South America’s earliest people found under ancient dirt pyramid
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Groundbreaking discovery of early human life in ancient Peru
PHYS.ORG A-tisket, A-tasket. You can tell a lot from a basket. Especially if it comes from the ruins of an ancient civilization inhabited by humans nearly 15,000 years ago during the... 3 days
Fossil beetles suggest that LA climate has been relatively stable for 50,000 years
PHYS.ORG Research based on more than 180 fossil insects preserved in the La Brea Tar Pits of Los Angeles indicate that the climate... 3 days
What bone proteomics could reveal about the dead
PHYS.ORG Studying bones has helped scientists reconstruct what dinosaurs and other extinct creatures looked like. Taking this further, scientists recently started identifying proteins from bones to glean more information about remains. But one... 3 days
Volunteers help astronomers find star that exploded 970 million years ago, predating the dinosaurs
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Online volunteers, including a woman from Belgium and a Scottish man, have helped astronomers at The Australian National University (ANU)... 3 days
Goodbye smokestacks: Startup invents zero-emission fossil fuel power
Science Magazine A startup has invented a power cycle that runs on carbon dioxide—without emitting it 3 days
Medical methods in the life of Shakespeare’s son-in-law
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3.3 Million Year Old Fossil Sheds Light On How The Spine Evolved
NPR It's hard evidence that the type of spinal segmentation and numbering found in modern humans emerged 3.3 million years ago, the scientists say. The... 3 days
Egypt moves bed, chariot of King Tut to new museum
PHYS.ORG Egypt safely moved two artifacts, a funerary bed and a chariot, belonging to the famed pharaoh King Tutankhamun on Tuesday, from the Egyptian Museum in central Cairo to... 3 days
did the first human ancestor emerge in europe not africa Did the First Human Ancestor Emerge in Europe, Not Africa?
HISTORY According to the generally accepted story of human evolution, the human lineage split from that of... 3 days
Study provides surprisingly complex portrait of ancient trade networks
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—The study of ancient civilizations, particularly those that did not leave extensive writing in the archaeological record, is reliant on the evidence of other kinds of material artifacts. And one... 4 days
Did humans evolve in Europe rather than Africa? We don't have the answer just yet
PHYS.ORG Charles Darwin believed that humans evolved in Africa, because that's where our closest ape relatives the chimpanzees and... 4 days
Rare tooth find reveals horned dinosaurs in eastern North America
PHYS.ORG A chance discovery in Mississippi provides the first evidence of an animal closely related to Triceratops in eastern North America. The fossil, a tooth from rocks between 68... 4 days
Google AI beats Chinese master in ancient game of Go
REUTERS BEIJING (Reuters) - A Google artificial intelligence program defeated a Chinese grand master at the ancient... 4 days
Google AI programme beats top-ranked Go player
PHYS.ORG Google's computer programme AlphaGo beat the world's top-ranked player in the ancient Chinese board game Go on Tuesday, re-affirming the arrival of what its developers tout as a ground-breaking new form of artificial intelligence. 4 days
Google's AlphaGo takes on Chinese Go master in best of three matches
REUTERS BEIJING (Reuters) - Google's artificial intelligence program AlphaGo took on the Chinese world number one of ancient board game Go on Tuesday, the second... 4 days
Fossils cast doubt on human lineage originating in Africa
REUTERS WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fossils from Greece and Bulgaria of an ape-like creature that lived 7.2 million years ago... 4 days
3.3 million-year-old fossil reveals origins of the human spine
PHYS.ORG Analysis of a 3.3 million-year-old fossil skeleton reveals the most complete spinal column of any early human relative, including vertebrae, neck and rib cage. The findings, published this week in... 5 days
Image Gallery: 3-Year-Old Human Ancestor 'Selam' Revealed
LIVE SCIENCE The bones of "Selam" suggest early humans were tree climbers. 5 days
Scientists find 7.2-million-year-old pre-human remains in the Balkans
PHYS.ORG The common lineage of great apes and humans split several hundred thousand earlier than hitherto assumed, according to an international research team headed by Professor Madelaine Böhme from the Senckenberg Centre for... 5 days
European fossils may belong to earliest known hominid
SCIENCE-NEWS With new analyses of Graecopithecus fossils from Greece and Bulgaria, researchers argue for possible hominid origins in Europe, not Africa. 5 days
Conservation and nameless earthworms: Assessors in the dark?
PHYS.ORG Species that live exclusively in a single region are at a particular risk of extinction. However, for them to be protected, thorough assessments of the environmental impacts need to be performed. 5 days
Dinosaur embryo returned to China, but many fossils fall victim to illegal trade and poor protection
PHYS.ORG China's record of life's past history on Earth is second to none. 5 days
Ash from ancient Russian eruption found in Norwegian Arctic
PHYS.ORG Geochemical fingerprinting links microscopic ash found on the bottom of a Svalbard lake to a volcanic event happening 7000 years ago and 5000 km away. 5 days
Ready, Set, Go! Rematch of man vs machine in ancient game
PHYS.ORG It's man vs machine this week as Google's artificial intelligence programme AlphaGo faces the world's top-ranked Go player in a contest expected to end in another... 6 days
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