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February 24, 2017

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February 24, 2017

Solar Geometry Sheds New Light on a Major Constable Work

Feb. 20, 2017 — A re-examination of the iconic John Constable work, Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows, has found that the original 1831 exhibited version of the painting did not have a rainbow -- and that it was ... read more

Feb. 16, 2017 — Linguistic anthropologists are applying the latest technology to an ancient mystery: how and when early humans inhabited the New World. Their new research suggests complex patterns of contact and ... read more

Feb. 16, 2017 — Biomarkers are biological attributes that can give doctors or researchers clues about the health status or illnesses of a patient. Scientists are placing great hope in a new type of biomarker, ... read more

Feb. 16, 2017 — Hidden in the development of opossums is one possible version of the evolutionary path that led from the simple ears of reptiles to the more elaborative and sensitive structures of mammals, including ... read more

Feb. 15, 2017 — A small crocodyliform dinosaur may be a new ... read more

A Cultural Catch: Evolution of Wooden Halibut Hooks Carved by Native People of the Northwest Coast

Feb. 15, 2017 — A scholar has examined the evolution of wooden halibut hooks carved by native people of the Northwest ... read more

Feb. 15, 2017 — Walking on our heels, a feature that separates great apes, including humans, from other primates, confers advantages in fighting, according to a new study. Although moving from the balls of the feet ... read more

Feb. 14, 2017 — A remarkable 250-million-year-old 'terrible-headed lizard' fossil found in China shows an embryo inside the mother -- clear evidence for live birth. The fossil unexpectedly provided the ... read more

Temple Culture in Ptolemaic Egypt Alive and Kicking

Feb. 14, 2017 — Egyptian temple culture was thought to be declining in the Ptolemaic era, after the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC. Nothing could be further from the truth, says Egyptologist Carina van den ... read more

Feb. 13, 2017 — The fossil of the Euchambersia therapsid (a pre-mammalian reptile), that lived in South Africa about 260 million years ago, is the first evidence of the oldest mammal to produce venom. CT scans of ... read more

Feb. 10, 2017 — A giant pterosaur – a toothless flying reptile with a 10 metre wingspan – may have been the dominant predator in ancient Romania, suggests new research. The creature has a considerably shorter ... read more

Cold Plates and Hot Melts: New Data on History of Pacific Ring of Fire

Feb. 10, 2017 — The movements of Earth's tectonic plates shape the face of our planet. The sinking of one plate beneath another causes volcanism and earthquakes. Scientists have been able to drill and ... read more

Feb. 10, 2017 — New research brings the commonly accepted date for the birth of mass production of watches forwards by nearly 100 years, and, will change the way many people view the watch industry as it stands ... read more

Digging Deeper: Using New Archaeological Techniques to Uncover More About Our Past

Feb. 10, 2017 — Researchers are using new archaeological techniques and technologies to learn more about an iconic Islamic palace in Southern ... read more

Feb. 10, 2017 — No less than 500 new species of cichlids, brightly coloured perch-like fish, evolved in Lake Victoria (East Africa) over the past 15,000 years -- a record in the animal and plant world. This ... read more

Feb. 9, 2017 — Changing environments and ecosystems were driving the evolution of horses over the past 20 million years. This is the main conclusion of a new study by paleontologists. The team analyzed 140 species ... read more

Feb. 9, 2017 — Fish embryo study indicates that the last common ancestor of vertebrates was a complex animal complete with gills -- overturning prior scientific understanding and complementing recent fossil finds. ... read more

Feb. 9, 2017 — For astronomers trying to understand which distant planets might have habitable conditions, the role of atmospheric haze has been hazy. To help sort it out, a team of researchers has been looking to ... read more

Feb. 9, 2017 — Researchers from Canada, the US and Italy uncover evidence that people in the Upper Paleolithic Period used stone spatulas to decorate the bodies of the dead with ... read more

Feb. 8, 2017 — Scientists are providing fresh insights into the 'Great Oxidation Event' (GOE), in which oxygen first appeared in the Earth's atmosphere more than 2.3 billion years ... read more

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