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Image of the Day: Snakes Alive

Scientists have found the 99-million-year-old remains of a baby snake.

5 hours ago from The Scientist

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Neanderthal hand axes were also used as lighters for starting fires

There is no doubt that our ancient cousins used fire but we’ve only just found clues that reveal how they lit these fires

2 hours ago from Newscientist

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Newly discovered armored dinosaur from Utah reveals intriguing family history

Fossils of a new genus and species of an ankylosaurid dinosaur—Akainacephalus johnsoni— have been unearthed in the Kaiparowits Formation of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (GSENM), ...

8 minutes ago from Phys.org

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Giant sexy Jeff Goldblum statue finds a way (into our hearts) - CNET

The huge shirtless statue is even more impressive in person.

4 hours ago from CNET Cutting Edge

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The real cabbage soup diet: What Britons ate down the ages

Ancient Britons were eating dairy, peas, cabbage and oats, according to gunk trapped in their teeth.

Tue 17 Jul 18 from BBC News

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World's oldest bread is over 14,000 years old and predates farming

It may not be the most exciting food, but bread is one of the most important, and now its place in history may be even more crucial than we thought. Archaeologists have discovered the ...

Mon 16 Jul 18 from Gizmag

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Old Theban port of Chalcis—a medieval maritime crossroads in Greece

Showcased in museums the world over, Byzantine ceramics are the vestiges of an ancient empire that dominated the Mediterranean region for nearly 10 centuries. A CNRS researcher, in cooperation ...

7 hours ago from Phys.org

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Barley heads east—living plant varieties reveal ancient migration routes across Eurasia

The emergence of agriculture is one of the most important transitions in the development of human societies, as it allowed the establishment of settled communities, specialization of labour ...

23 hours ago from Phys.org

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New evidence suggests the Devonian Nekton Revolution never occurred

A pair of researchers at Yale University has found evidence that suggests the Devonian Nekton Revolution never actually occurred. In their paper published in Proceedings of the Royal Society ...

Wed 18 Jul 18 from Phys.org

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Shroud of Turin Is a Fake, Bloodstains Suggest

Jesus' crucified body did not make the bloodstains seen on this holy cloth, scientists find.

Wed 18 Jul 18 from Livescience

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