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Fossils may be earliest known multicellular life: study

Fossils accidentally discovered in South Africa are probably the oldest fungi ever found by a margin of 1.2 billion years, rewriting the evolutionary story of these organisms which are neither ...

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The "Hobbit" hits the headlines again, but is the mystery of its origins really solved?

It's been the scientific equivalent of a never ending soap opera. The pygmy human species Homo floresiensis (aka 'the Hobbit'), discovered in 2003 in a cave on the island of Flores, has been ...

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Ancient stone pillars offer clues of comet strike that changed human history

( team of researchers with the University of Edinburgh has found what they describe as evidence of a comet striking the Earth at approximately the same time as the onset of the Younger ...

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Tour London's Natural History Museum in VR with David Attenborough

Let Sir David Attenborough's be your guide.

Fri 21 Apr 17 from Livescience

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Mammoths suffered from diseases that are typical for people

Sergey Leshchinskiy, paleontologist, head of TSU's Laboratory of Mesozoic and Cenozoic Continental Ecosystems, has studied the remains of Yakut mammoths collected on one of the world's largest ...

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Meet the skunk-sized predator that topped the food chain 34 million years ago

When we think of apex predators, we usually think of large, fearsome beasts that can strike fear into the hearts of their prey with a single roar. So it might come as a surprise that ...

Fri 21 Apr 17 from Gizmag

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Unknown ancient reptile roamed the Pyrenees mountains

The footprint made by a reptile that lived almost 250 million years ago has been found in the Pyrenees.

Thu 20 Apr 17 from BBC News

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Genetic evidence suggests that early mammals had good night-time vision, suggests they were nocturnal

Our earliest mammalian ancestors likely skulked through the dark, using their powerful night-time vision to find food and avoid reptilian predators that hunted by day. This conclusion, published ...

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Untangling the Ancient Inca Code of Strings

Two vibrant bundles of string, over 10,000 feet high in the Peruvian Andes, may hold clues for deciphering the ancient code of the Inca civilization. Kept as heirlooms by the community of San ...

Wed 19 Apr 17 from Discover Magazine

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Bad teeth may have given man-eating lions of Tsavo taste for human flesh

In 1898, in what served as the inspiration for the movie The Ghost and the Darkness, a pair of lions in Kenya killed and devoured about 135 railway workers building the Kenya-Uganda ...

Wed 19 Apr 17 from Gizmag

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