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These Termite Mounds Are 4,000 Years Old — And Still In Use

Two hundred million mounds of dirt dot an area about the size of Great Britain in a tropical forest in northeastern Brazil. The cone-shaped dirt piles are roughly twice as tall as the average ...

12 hours ago from Discover Magazine

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Complex stone tools in China may re-write our species’ ancient history

A cache of sophisticated stone tools from a cave in China date back 170,000 years – perhaps a sign that our species arrived in East Asia earlier than we thought

16 hours ago from Newscientist

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Sensual goddess fresco discovered in ancient Pompeii bedroom

Archaeologists have found in an ancient Pompeii bedroom a fresco depicting a sensual scene of a goddess and swan.

17 hours ago from

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That PG-13 version of Deadpool 2 you’ve been asking for is coming—with Fred Savage

Mum on exact details, but Savage drops a, er, savage insult in today's trailer.

13 hours ago from Arstechnica

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Special journal issue highlights research uses for biological collections and the importance of their preservation

More than a century ago, when botanists and naturalists were in the field collecting plant and animal specimens, they couldn't have imagined that scientists would one day be able to extract ...

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Sparrow-sized raptors left the smallest dinosaur footprints ever found

Most of the records that dinosaurs break are in the "world's largest" category – the biggest foot, the largest land animal to ever walk the Earth, that kind of thing. But now palaeontologists ...

6 hours ago from Gizmag

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Excavators find tombs buried in Bolivia 500 years ago

Archaeologists say they found tombs at a Bolivian quarry containing remains from more than 500 years ago that give an insight into the interaction of various peoples with the expanding Inca ...

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Beyond Meat files for an IPO, will trade under Nasdaq: BYND ticker symbol

The filing was expected of the innovative company, which sells non-GMO meat-free burgers, sausages, and chicken strips. Beyond Meat is finally taking the next step in its plant-based meat revolution: ...

15 hours ago from Fastcompany Tech

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Discovered: the world’s smallest dino prints

Scientists uncover the first possible evidence for a raptor the size of a sparrow. Andrew Masterson reports.

20 hours ago from Cosmos Magazine

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Hemimastigotes found to represent a major new branch on evolutionary tree of life

A team of researchers at Dalhousie University has found evidence that suggests hemimastigotes represent a major new branch of evolutionary life. In their paper published in the journal Nature, ...

Thu 15 Nov 18 from

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