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Bizarre new species of extinct reptile shows dinosaurs copied body, skull shapes of distant relatives

Iconic dinosaur shapes were present for at least a hundred million years on our planet in animals before those dinosaurs themselves actually appeared.

Thu 22 Sep 16 from Phys.org

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Scientists finally read the oldest biblical text ever found

The charred lump of scroll sat in an archaeologist's office, impossible to read without destroying it – until now

Thu 22 Sep 16 from The Independent

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DNA study offers some hints of cat domestication history

(Phys.org)—A trio of researchers has presented their preliminary findings regarding a mitochondrial DNA study they have undertaken as part of an effort to learn more about the domestication ...

Fri 23 Sep 16 from Phys.org

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Unprecedented study of Aboriginal Australians points to one shared Out of Africa migration for modern humans

The first significant investigation into the genomics of Aboriginal Australians has uncovered several major findings about early human populations. These include evidence of a single "Out of ...

Thu 22 Sep 16 from Phys.org

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Research may help to discover the true colour of extinct animals

An international team of scientists led by The University of Manchester has used state-of-the-art X-ray methods to analyse the chemistry of feathers of birds, in order to discover the true colours ...

Fri 23 Sep 16 from Phys.org

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Single exodus from Africa gave rise to today’s non-Africans

Genetics and climate studies differ on when modern humans left Africa.

Wed 21 Sep 16 from ScienceNews

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Photos: Ancient Circular Geoglyphs Etched into the Sand in Peru

Archaeologists have mapped dozens of circular geoglyphs etched into the sand near the ancient Peruvian town called Quilcapampa in the Sihuas Valley. The geoglyphs they mapped have different ...

Fri 23 Sep 16 from Livescience

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Ötzi the Iceman Sounded Like a Chain-smoker

Ötzi the Iceman is speaking from beyond the grave. It's not a seance that brought his voice — or a rough approximation of it — to life though, but instead a careful reconstruction of his vocal ...

Thu 22 Sep 16 from Discover Magazine

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Head wound suggests ancient Aborigine was killed by a boomerang

(Phys.org)—A team led by Michael Westaway, an anthropologist with Australia's Griffith University, has found evidence that suggests a skeleton found protruding from an Australian riverbank two ...

Thu 22 Sep 16 from Phys.org

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Anglo-Saxon 'palace' found at Rendlesham near Sutton Hoo site

Archaeologists believe they have found a lost Anglo-Saxon royal palace about four miles (6km) from one of Britain's best known finds.

Fri 23 Sep 16 from BBC News

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