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Spotted hyena returns to Gabon park after 20 years: researchers
PHYS.ORG A spotted hyena has been sighted in a Gabon national park for the first time in 20 years, conservationists said Friday, the latest large predator to have returned... 3 hours
The Pentagon built with mineralized microbes predating dinosaurs
PHYS.ORG A new study led by The Australian National University (ANU) has found that some of the building blocks of the Pentagon and Empire State Building were made by microbes that lived up... 21 hours
Researchers find human impact on forest still evident after 500 years
PHYS.ORG Tropical forests span a huge area, harbor a wide diversity of species, and are important to water and nutrient cycling on a planet scale. But in... 2 days
Unusually sophisticated prehistoric monuments and technology revealed in the heart of the Aegean
PHYS.ORG New excavations on the remote island of Keros reveal monumental architecture and technological sophistication at the dawn of the Cycladic Bronze Age. 2 days
NYC is selling off its fossil fuel investments—here's why that matters
PHYS.ORG This has been a dizzying year for those anxious about climate change. On the policy front, President Trump has worked to unravel President Obama's progress on... 2 days
Release of ancient methane due to changing climate kept in check by ocean waters
SCIENCE DAILY Ocean sediments are a massive storehouse for the potent greenhouse gas methane. But methane only acts as a greenhouse gas... 2 days
Ocean waters prevent release of ancient methane
PHYS.ORG Ocean sediments are a massive storehouse for the potent greenhouse gas methane. 3 days
Caihong juji: Jurassic Bird-Like Dinosaur Had Iridescent Feathers
SCI-NEWS.COM A newly discovered species of bird-like dinosaur, Caihong juji, had a beautiful iridescent coloration, according to a study published in... 3 days
Limited contribution of ancient methane to surface waters of the U.S. Beaufort Sea shelf
Science Magazine In response to warming climate, methane can be released to Arctic Ocean sediment and waters from thawing subsea permafrost and... 3 days
Not just for Christmas: Study sheds new light on ancient human-turkey relationship
SCIENCE DAILY For the first time, research has uncovered the origins of the earliest domestic turkeys in ancient Mexico. The study also suggests turkeys weren't only... 3 days
New 'Buck' naked barley: Food, feed, brew
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers are giving an ancient grain a new life: 'Buck' barley is naked, but not in an indecent way. Naked barley does not require pearling, allowing it to hold onto the bran and whole... 3 days
Study sheds new light on ancient human-turkey relationship
PHYS.ORG For the first time, research has uncovered the origins of the earliest domestic turkeys in ancient Mexico. The study also suggests turkeys weren't only prized for their meat—with demand for the birds... 3 days
Scientists discover possible cause of colonial-era epidemic in Mexico
NEWS MEDICAL An international team of scientists has identified the possible cause of a colonial-era epidemic in Mexico. Using new techniques in ancient DNA research, experts from the Max Plank Institute, Harvard... 3 days
Scientists digitally preserve important Arkansas dinosaur tracks
PHYS.ORG Scientists using laser-imaging technology have documented and digitally preserved the first known set of theropod dinosaur tracks in the state of Arkansas. 3 days
New 'Buck' naked barley: Food, feed, brew
PHYS.ORG Researchers at Oregon State University (OSU) are giving an ancient grain a new life: this barley is naked, but not in an indecent way. 3 days
Ancient DNA results end 4,000-year-old Egyptian mummy mystery
SCIENCE DAILY Using 'next generation' DNA sequencing scientists have found that the famous 'Two Brothers' mummies of the Manchester Museum have different fathers so are, in fact, half-brothers. The Two Brothers are the Museum's... 3 days
Ancient DNA results end 4,000-year-old Egyptian mummy mystery
PHYS.ORG Using 'next generation' DNA sequencing scientists have found that the famous 'Two Brothers' mummies of the Manchester Museum have different fathers so are, in fact, half-brothers. 3 days
Dinosaur tail to be auctioned for Mexico quake reconstruction
REUTERS MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A fossilized dinosaur tail discovered in Morocco will be auctioned on Tuesday night in... 4 days
Digitally preserving important Arkansas dinosaur tracks
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers used LiDAR imaging to digitally preserve and study important dinosaur tracks. 4 days
New Dinosaur Species Discovered in Australia
SCI-NEWS.COM A new species of turkey-sized herbivorous dinosaur being named Diluvicursor pickeringi has been unearthed in southeastern Australia. Diluvicursor pickeringi (means Pickering’s flood-running dinosaur) lived... 4 days
'Rainbow' dinosaur had iridescent feathers like a hummingbird
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists discovered a dinosaur fossil with feathers so well-preserved that they were able to see the feathers' microscopic color-bearing structures. By comparing the shapes of those feather structures with the structures in... 4 days
DNA solves the mystery of how these mummies were related
SCIENCE-NEWS Two ancient Egyptian mummies known as the Two Brothers had the same mother, but different dads. 4 days
Lamprey genes provide clues to repair spinal cord damage, finds study
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers have found that several genes within an ancient species of fish can be used to provide clues in the treatment of spinal cord damage. The... 4 days
Researchers identify possible cause of colonial-era epidemic in Mexico
NEWS MEDICAL An international team, led by researchers from the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Harvard University and the Mexican National Institute of Anthropology and History, has used... 4 days
Scientists home in on a potential Anthropocene 'Golden Spike'
SCIENCE DAILY A new study suggests that key geological markers align towards a start for the Anthropocene somewhere between 1952 to 1955, based on signals from nuclear testing and fossil fuel burning. 5 days
Possible cause of early colonial-era Mexican epidemic identified
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have used new methods in ancient DNA research to identify Salmonella enterica Paratyphi C, a pathogen that causes enteric fever, in the skeletons of victims of the 1545-1550 cocoliztli epidemic in... 5 days
From greenhouse gases to plastics: New catalyst for recycling carbon dioxide discovered
PHYS.ORG Imagine if we could take CO2, that most notorious of greenhouse gases, and convert it into something useful. Something like plastic, for example. The... 5 days
Tiny dinosaur may have dazzled mates with rainbow ruff and a bony crest
PHYS.ORG Ancient dinosaurs were adorned in some amazing ways, from the horns of the triceratops to the plates and spikes of the stegosaurus.... 5 days
Possible cause of early colonial-era Mexican epidemic identified
PHYS.ORG An international team, led by researchers from the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History (MPI-SHH), Harvard University and the Mexican National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), has used... 5 days
Little 'Rainbow' Dinosaur Discovered by Farmer in China
LIVE SCIENCE This is the oldest iridescent dinosaur on record. 5 days
Photos: This Dinosaur's Feathers Shimmered with Iridescence
LIVE SCIENCE During the Jurassic period, about 161 million years ago, a duck-size dinosaur dazzled its fellow paleo-beasts with its rainbow-colored, iridescent feathers. 5 days
Mars’ Turbulent Winds Can Make Mountains in Impact Craters
SCI-NEWS.COM In a paper published in the journal Physical Review E, a duo of fluid dynamics experts proposes a... 5 days
When a country's towns and villages face extinction
PHYS.ORG It is predicted that 896 towns and villages across Japan will no longer be viable by 2040 (see map below or an interactive Japanese version here). A former minister for internal affairs,... 5 days
Scientists have accidentally found the oldest ever butterfly or moth fossils
PHYS.ORG Butterflies and moths, the Lepidoptera, are among the most beautiful of insects, familiar to almost everyone through thousands of different species from all around the world.... 5 days
Tiny scales in ancient lagoon may be the first fossil evidence of the moth-butterfly line
SCIENCE-NEWS Fancy liquid-sipper mouthparts might have evolved before the great burst of flower evolution 5 days
Chinese 'rainbow dinosaur' had iridescent feathers like hummingbirds
REUTERS WASHINGTON (Reuters) - There's not a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. There's an iridescent dinosaur. 5 days
hubble probes the archeology of our milky way s ancient hub Hubble Probes the Archeology of Our Milky Way's Ancient Hub
ASTRO WATCH For many years, astronomers had a simple view of our Milky Way's central hub, or bulge,... 6 days
Print a 200-million-year-old dinosaur 'fossil' in your own home
SCIENCE DAILY The digital reconstruction of the skull of a 200-million-year-old South African dinosaur, Massospondylus, has made it possible for researchers to make 3-D prints and in this way facilitate research on... 1 week
Earliest Fossil Evidence of Butterflies and Moths, Dating Back 200 Million Years, Found in Germany
SCI-NEWS.COM An international group of paleontologists has... 1 week
Archeology of our Milky Way's ancient hub
SCIENCE DAILY A new analysis of about 10,000 normal Sun-like stars in the Milky Way's bulge reveals that our galaxy’s hub is a dynamic environment of variously aged stars zipping around at different speeds. 1 week
CT-scan study makes it possible to 3-D print the skull of the dinosaur species massospondylus
PHYS.ORG The digital reconstruction of the skull of a 200-million-year-old South African dinosaur, Massospondylus, has made it possible for... 1 week
Silk Road Travelers' Ancient Knowledge May Have Irrigated Desert
LIVE SCIENCE VIDEO More than 1,700 years ago, ancient farmers in China transformed one of Earth's driest deserts into farmland, possibly by using ancient knowledge of irrigation passed along by Silk Road travelers,... 1 week
Protecting corridors is critical to preserving genetic diversity in tigers, and mizimising extinction, study finds
SCIENCE DAILY Tigers have lost 95% of their historical range, and what remains is highly fragmented. According to a new... 1 week
Fossil of dinosaur swept away in ancient Australian river found
REUTERS WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In sandstone next to the high tide mark at the edge of Bass... 1 week
Hubble probes the archeology of our Milky Way's ancient hub
PHYS.ORG For many years, astronomers had a simple view of our Milky Way's central hub, or bulge, as a quiescent place composed of old stars, the earliest homesteaders of... 1 week
Salad-eating sharks, and what happens after quantum computing achieves quantum supremacy
Science Magazine David Grimm—online news editor for Science—talks with Sarah Crespi about two underwater finds: the first sharks shown to survive off of seagrass and what fossilized barnacles... 1 week
Could science destroy the world? These scholars want to save us from a modern-day Frankenstein
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This Bird 'Eyeball' Survived 120 Million Years
LIVE SCIENCE Scientists have discovered a surprisingly "visionary" detail about a dinosaur-age bird that had a tooth-filled beak: It could likely see in color. 1 week
Fossils Reveal Giant New Species of Burrowing Bat: Vulcanops jennyworthyae
SCI-NEWS.COM Paleontologists say they’ve found the fossilized remains of a new genus and species of bat that... 1 week
Maintaining tiger connectivity and minimising extinction into the next century
PHYS.ORG Tigers have lost 95% of their historical range, and what remains is highly fragmented. According to this study, high traffic roads and densely populated urban areas are a... 1 week
Turkey-sized dinosaur from Australia preserved in an ancient log-jam
SCIENCE DAILY The partial skeleton of a new species of turkey-sized herbivorous dinosaur has been discovered in 113-million-year-old rocks in southeastern Australia. The fossilized tail and foot bones give new insight into... 1 week
How tidal energy could help Japan with its nuclear power problem
PHYS.ORG Japan was the third-largest producer of nuclear power in the world in 2011. Then, on March 11 of that year, an earthquake of magnitude 9 was... 1 week
New turkey-sized dinosaur from Australia preserved in an ancient log-jam
PHYS.ORG The partial skeleton of a new species of turkey-sized herbivorous dinosaur has been discovered in 113 million year old rocks in southeastern Australia. As reported in open access... 1 week
Why did the passenger pigeon die out?
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Discovering the creation era of ancient paintings at Mogao Grottoes, China
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The Oldest Butterflies on Earth Had No Flowers to Feed On
LIVE SCIENCE Butterflies and moths are so ancient, they lived before the existence of flowers, a new study finds. 1 week
Dramatic decline in genetic diversity of Northwest salmon
SCIENCE DAILY Columbia River Chinook salmon have lost as much as two-thirds of their genetic diversity, researchers have found. The researchers reached this conclusion after extracting DNA from scores of bone samples -- some... 1 week
Ancient Phoenician DNA from Sardinia, Lebanon reflects settlement, integration, mobility
SCIENCE DAILY Ancient DNA from the Phoenician remains found in Sardinia and Lebanon could provide insight into the extent of integration with settled communities and human movement during this time... 1 week
'Butterfly Tongues' Are More Ancient Than Flowers, Fossil Study Finds
NPR Scientists have discovered the proboscis butterflies use to suck nectar from flowers existed before flowers did. So: What were ancient butterflies using their long, tongue-like suckers for? 1 week
A Triassic-Jurassic window into the evolution of Lepidoptera
Science Magazine On the basis of an assemblage of fossilized wing scales recovered from latest Triassic and earliest Jurassic sediments from northern Germany, we provide the earliest evidence for Lepidoptera (moths and butterflies). The... 1 week
Ancient Phoenician DNA from Sardinia, Lebanon reflects settlement, integration, mobility
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Giant extinct burrowing bat discovered in New Zealand
SCIENCE DAILY The fossilized remains of a giant burrowing bat that lived in New Zealand millions of years ago have been found by a UNSW Sydney-led international team of scientists. Teeth and bones of... 1 week
The ecological costs of war: Conflict a consistent killer of African megafauna
PHYS.ORG When Joshua Daskin traveled to Mozambique's Gorongosa National Park in 2012, the park and the iconic large animals that roamed it were returning from... 1 week
Life on land and tropical overheating 250 million years ago
SCIENCE DAILY One of the key effects of the end-Permian mass extinction, 252 million years ago, was rapid heating of tropical waters and atmospheres. How this affected life on land... 1 week
New depth limit for deep-sea marine burrows
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have found fossil evidence of deep-sea marine life burrowing up to eight meters below the seabed -- four times the previously observed depth for modern deep-sea life. 1 week
Giant extinct burrowing bat discovered in New Zealand
PHYS.ORG The fossilized remains of a giant burrowing bat that lived in New Zealand millions of years ago have been found by a UNSW Sydney-led international team of scientists. 1 week
New depth limit for deep-sea marine burrows
PHYS.ORG Scientists have found fossil evidence of deep-sea marine life burrowing up to eight metres below the seabed—four times the previously observed depth for modern deep-sea life. 1 week
NYC taking steps to divest pension funds of fossil fuels
PHYS.ORG New York City officials are citing climate change as their motivation to join a growing number of investors ridding themselves of financial interest in fossil fuels. 1 week
Life on land and tropical overheating 250 million years ago
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Mass extinctions remove species but not ecological variety
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Hitchhiking barnacles could reveal migration routes of ancient whales
Science Magazine Chemical signatures in fossils show early whales were world travelers 2 weeks
Mass extinctions remove species but not ecological variety
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A botanical mystery solved by phylogenetic testing
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers used DNA testing to rediscover Dracaena umbraculifera, which was thought to be extinct. 2 weeks
DNA evidence used to protect the rhinoceros from extinction
SCIENCE DAILY A new study shows that genetic database now being used in the fight against poaching the rhinoceros. 2 weeks
Megalodon Ancestor: Fossil Teeth Link Beast to Earth’s Largest Shark
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Study: Easter Island Had Supportive and Inclusive Community
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A botanical mystery solved by phylogenetic testing
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Two of the world's tea species extinct in the wild according to new report
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Scientists sift through lunar dirt for record of early Earth's rocks
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Pond scum explains evolution of first animals
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Megalodon Ancestor: Newfound Fossil Beast Related to Earth's Largest Shark
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