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July 29, 2016

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July 29, 2016

Postcards Provide Link to Edwardian Social Media

July 26, 2016 — A new public searchable database provides access to a unique and inspirational treasure trove of amazing stories and pictures through what researchers term the 'social media' of the ... read more

Sibling Competition Helped Guide Dispersal in Pre-Industrial Populations

July 25, 2016 — Researchers who examined family genealogies from Finland found that the presence of same-sex elder siblings increased the probability that people would disperse to new lands, whereas having ... read more

July 22, 2016 — The death of King Albert I of Belgium in 1934 -- officially a climbing accident -- still fuels speculation. Forensic geneticists have now compared DNA from blood found on the scene in 1934 to that of ... read more

July 21, 2016 — A new study of the gut microbiomes of humans, chimps, bonobos and gorillas shows that at least two major groups of bacteria have cospeciated with these hosts, with a lineage going back at least 15 ... read more

July 21, 2016 — Long before the advent of social media, human social networks were built around sharing a much more essential commodity: food. Now, researchers reporting on the food sharing networks of two ... read more

July 21, 2016 — Neanderthals once populated the entire European continent. Around 45,000 years ago, Homo neanderthalensis was the predominant human species in Europe. Archaeological findings show that there were ... read more

Fire Clues in Cave Dripwater

July 21, 2016 — When mineral-rich water drips from a cave's ceiling over centuries and millennia, it forms rocky cones that hold clues to the Earth's past climate. Now, researchers in Australia and the UK ... read more

July 20, 2016 — A new species of megaraptorid dinosaur discovered in Patagonia may help discern the evolutionary origins of the megaraptorid ... read more

July 20, 2016 — Soon after the demise of the dinosaurs, ants learned how to farm. The story of the mutualism between leafcutter ants and their fungal crop culminates in industrial-scale farming that surpasses even ... read more

Solving the Mesopotamia Timeline Puzzle With Tree-Rings and Radiocarbon Research

July 19, 2016 — Tree-ring dating and radiocarbon research has established an absolute timeline for the archaeological, historical and environmental record in Mesopotamia from the early second millennium ... read more

July 19, 2016 — A new study of fossil fishes from Middle Triassic sediments on the shores of Lake Lugano provides new insights into the recovery of biodiversity following the great mass extinction event at the ... read more

July 19, 2016 — A new study of nearly 22,000 fossils finds that ancient plankton communities began changing in important ways as much as 400,000 years before massive die-offs ensued during the first of Earth's ... read more

July 19, 2016 — An unprecedented record of erosion rates dating back millions of years shows a significant time-lag between tectonic uplift and maximum erosion rates in the Argentine Precordillera mountains. ... read more

July 19, 2016 — How will the melting of ice in Greenland affect our climate? In order to gain an idea how that process might look like, researchers have taken a look into the past. In the early Holocene period -- ... read more

July 19, 2016 — Travel fosters tool use in wild chimpanzees and it may also have been a driving force in early technological evolution by ... read more

July 19, 2016 — Archeologists have discovered remarkable evidence which shows how the first generations of Europeans to arrive in the Americas engaged with indigenous peoples and their spiritual beliefs deep inside ... read more

July 18, 2016 — Scientists have revealed the underlying mechanics enabling supercontinents to ... read more

July 18, 2016 — New research challenges a long-held hypotheses about how flight first developed in ... read more

July 18, 2016 — Researchers have found a rich new record of vitamin D deficiency, one that resides in the teeth of every person and remains viable for hundreds of years or more.The team of anthropologists has ... read more

July 15, 2016 — Scientists have discovered the real reason turtles have shells. While many thought turtle shells were for protection, new findings show that the shells were actually for digging underground to escape ... read more

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