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October 7, 2015

Oct. 5, 2015 — "An astounding knowledge gap" is how one historian refers to the missing knowledge regarding the Mediterranean region in the years 1933 to 1945. German reports about that region hardly ever ... read more

Digital World Map Broadens Scope for Middle Ages Teaching, Research

Oct. 1, 2015 — Online users can now travel back in time to the medieval world by clicking through a collection of international research on the first digital platform of its ... read more

Reading the Weather from Inside a Seashell

Sep. 29, 2015 — Does assembling a mega-continent necessarily lead to a mega-monsoon? Can you tell by looking at ... read more

Sep. 25, 2015 — Research into human fossils dating back to approximately two million years ago reveals that the hearing pattern resembles chimpanzees, but with some slight differences in the direction of ... read more

Sep. 24, 2015 — Researchers have used radiocarbon measured in deep-sea fossil corals to shed light on carbon dioxide levels during Earth's last deglaciation. Fossil corals have the unique advantage that they ... read more

Sep. 24, 2015 — Researchers have succeeded in mapping the genetic signature of a unique group of stem cells in the human brain that seem to generate most of the neurons in our massive cerebral ... read more

Sep. 24, 2015 — Fluctuating sea levels and global cooling caused a significant decline in the number of crocodilian species over millions of years, according to new research. In the future, the researchers suggest ... read more

Sep. 23, 2015 — A 9,000-year-old case of human decapitation has been found in the rock shelter of Lapa do Santo in ... read more

Sep. 23, 2015 — As if life wasn't hard enough during the last Ice Age, a new study has found Australia's first human inhabitants had to contend with giant killer lizards. Researchers working in Central ... read more

Sep. 23, 2015 — When did the enamel that covers our teeth evolve? And where in the body did this tissue first appear? In a new study, researchers combined data from two very different research fields -- paleontology ... read more

New Study Highlights Valuable Tool for Studying Living and Extinct Animals

Sep. 23, 2015 — Findings of a new study could support a number of fields from animal poaching to paleoecology. Researchers report on a mathematical analytical tool that was designed to predict a common elemental ... read more

Sep. 23, 2015 — Researchers are looking at flint flakes to study laterality in Palaeolithic humans, in other words, which hand they used to fashion their artefacts. Laterality is the preference of human beings for ... read more

Sep. 23, 2015 — Researchers have developed a method for synthesizing organic molecules very selectively, by assembling simple molecules and using an enzyme from E. coli (FSA: D-fructose-6-phosphate aldolase), which ... read more

Sep. 22, 2015 — Scientists have uncovered a new species of duck-billed dinosaur, a 30-footlong herbivore that endured months of winter darkness and probably experienced snow. The skeletal remains of the dinosaurs ... read more

Sep. 21, 2015 — Researchers in Alaska have found the earliest known evidence that Ice Age humans in North America used salmon as a food source, according to a new ... read more

Sep. 21, 2015 — A new lineage of extinct plankton-feeding sharks, Pseudomegachasma, has been discovered by an international team of scientists. The sharks lived in warm oceans during the age of the dinosaurs nearly ... read more

Sep. 21, 2015 — The African clawed frog's process for adaptive color vision is full of mysterious twists and turns, an evolutionary biologist explains in a new article about the frog's shift from ... read more

Sep. 21, 2015 — Various specimens of Africa's earliest coelacanth have been found in a 360-million-year-old fossil estuary near Grahamstown, in South Africa's Eastern Cape. More than 30 complete specimens ... read more

Sep. 18, 2015 — A first draft of the tree of life for all 2.3 million named species of animals, plants, fungi and microbes has been released. Thousands of smaller trees have been published over the years for select ... read more

Sep. 18, 2015 — Scientists have decoded the first lingulid brachiopod genome, from <em>Lingula anatina</em> collected at Amami Island, Japan. A new article presents the results of their analysis of over ... read more

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