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Humans were living at extreme altitudes 1000 years earlier than thought

Paleoindians reached new heights soon after arriving in South America

Thu 23 Oct 14 from Science Now

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Fossils reveal very awkward dinosaur once roamed the Earth

Paleantologists in the Gobi Desert in Mongolia have discovered new fossils that allow them to create a picture of what one of the most unusually-shaped dinosaurs looked like.

Thu 23 Oct 14 from The Independent

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Ancient human bone reveals when we bred with Neanderthals

When a human bone was found on a gravelly riverbank by a bone-carver who was searching for mammoth ivory, little did he know it would provide the oldest modern-human genome yet sequenced. The ...

Fri 24 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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Early Easter Islanders had contact with Americas

ANCIENT MARINERS: They may have lived on a remote dot of land in the Pacific, but the ancient Polynesian people who populated Easter Island, or Rapa Nui, were not as isolated as long believed.

Thu 23 Oct 14 from ABC Science

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Ebola's evolutionary roots are more ancient than previously thought, study finds

A new study is helping to rewrite Ebola's family history. The research shows that filoviruses—a family to which Ebola and its similarly lethal relative, Marburg, belong—are at least 16-23 million ...

24 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Megalodon shark became extinct 2.6 million years ago

(Phys.org) —A new University of Florida study dismisses claims that megalodon is still alive by determining a date of extinction for the largest predatory shark to ever live.

Thu 23 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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Historian: Shroud of Turin is actually a medieval Easter prop

You can add one more name to the list of those claiming the Shroud of Turin dates only to medieval times.

10 hours ago from FOXNews

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Ten years on, scientists still debating the origins of Homo floresiensis—the 'Hobbit'

(Phys.org) —It's been ten years since the bones of Homo floresiensis, aka, the "hobbit" were uncovered in Liang Bua, a cave, on the island of Flores in Indonesia, and scientists still can't ...

Thu 23 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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How ferns adapted to one of Earth's newest and most extreme environments

Ferns are believed to be 'old' plant species – some of them lived alongside the dinosaurs, over 200 million years ago. However, a group of Andean ferns evolved much more recently: their completely ...

Thu 23 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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Ancient Europeans intolerant to lactose for 5,000 years after they adopted agriculture

By analysing DNA extracted from the petrous bones of skulls of ancient Europeans, scientists have identified that these peoples remained intolerant to lactose (natural sugar in the milk of mammals) ...

Tue 21 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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