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October 25, 2016

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October 25, 2016

Oct. 18, 2016 — Paleontologists have found the first dinosaur bones in Denali National Park. They also discovered several new dinosaur trackways, which are fossilized impressions left by ancient animals walking ... read more

Oct. 18, 2016 — Ancient DNA research has revealed that Ice Age cave artists recorded a previously unknown hybrid species of bison and cattle in great detail on cave walls more than 15,000 years ... read more

Oct. 18, 2016 — New uranium series analysis of chief's tomb suggests island's monumental structures are earliest evidence of a chiefdom in the Pacific -- yielding new keys to how societies emerge and ... read more

Team Recovers 'Most Complete Michigan Mastodon Skeleton in Many Decades' from Thumb Site

Oct. 18, 2016 — The most complete ice age mastodon skeleton found in Michigan since the 1940s was recovered this month from the state's Thumb ... read more

Ancient Hominid 'Hanky Panky' Also Influenced Spread of STIs

Oct. 17, 2016 — With recent studies proving that almost everyone has a little bit of Neanderthal DNA in them ---- up to 5 percent of the human genome --- it's become clear our ancestors not only had some ... read more

Oct. 14, 2016 — A skeleton was found during construction work at Leine castle in Niedersachsen, Germany in the summer of 2016. This is where Swedish count Philip Christoph Königsmarck disappeared 322 years ago – ... read more

Oct. 13, 2016 — The first animals evolved from their single-celled ancestors around 800 million years ago, but new evidence suggests that this leap to multi-celled organisms in the tree of life may not have been ... read more

Oct. 13, 2016 — A comet strike may have triggered the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM), a rapid warming of Earth caused by an accumulation of atmospheric carbon dioxide 56 million years ago, which offers ... read more

Oct. 13, 2016 — The evolutionary history of thousands of protein modifications in 18 related species have now been reconstructed by a team of scientists. Their findings highlight a previously unknown strategy for ... read more

Oct. 13, 2016 — An impression fossil with the surface of the skin of a dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous, a period right before their extinction, has been discovered in Barcelona, Spain. Its characteristics make it ... read more

Oct. 13, 2016 — Under beams of X-rays, the colors of art become the colors of chemistry. The mysterious blacks, reds and whites of ancient Greek pottery can be read in elements — iron, potassium, calcium and zinc ... read more

Oct. 12, 2016 — The tiny arms on the otherwise mighty Tyrannosaurus rex are one of the biggest and most enduring mysteries in ... read more

Oct. 12, 2016 — The oldest known vocal organ of a bird has been found in an Antarctic fossil of a relative of ducks and geese that lived more than 66 million years ago during the age of ... read more

From Unknown to Beardog: Findings Rescue Fossils from 'Trashbin' Genus

Oct. 12, 2016 — A new study identifies two fossils previously thought to be generic carnivorans (a large, diverse order of mammals) as some of the earliest known members of the beardog family. These fossils are from ... read more

Medieval Cities Not So Different from Modern European Cities

Oct. 11, 2016 — Modern European cities and medieval cities share a population-density-to-area relationship, a new paper concludes – the latest research to find regularities in human settlement patterns across ... read more

Lifting the Veil on Queen of Sheba's Perfume

Oct. 11, 2016 — It is one of the oldest fragrances in the world, mentioned more than twenty times in the Bible. Now researchers have discovered the components that give frankincense its distinctive odor: two ... read more

Oct. 10, 2016 — About 100 million years ago, a lowly amoeba pulled off a stunning heist, grabbing genes from an unsuspecting bacterium to replace those it had lost. Now scientists have solved the mystery of how the ... read more

Oct. 10, 2016 — A little goo will do to get RNA and DNA to progress toward self-replication. Could some abundant ingredient have helped the precursors of genes become life molecules? Another indicator that little ... read more

Oct. 7, 2016 — A new species of British ichthyosaur has been identified using skeletal remains which have been on display at the University of Bristol's School of Earth Sciences for many ... read more

Oct. 7, 2016 — An expedition mapping submerged ancient landscapes, the first of its kind in the Black Sea, is making exciting discoveries, report ... read more

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