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Triceratops may have had horns to attract mates

Dinosaurs may have evolved horns and frills to attract a mate, according to a new study.

7 hours ago from BBC News

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Team reports first evidence of live-traded dogs for Maya ceremonies

Police detectives analyze isotopes in human hair to find out where a murder victim was born and grew up. Ashley Sharpe, an archaeologist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama, ...

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Why aren't humans 'knuckle-walkers?'

Our closest biological relatives, the African apes, are the only animals that walk on their knuckles; CWRU researchers discovered why

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Fish accounted for surprisingly large part of the Stone Age diet

New research at Lund University in Sweden can now show what Stone Age people actually ate in southern Scandinavia 10,000 years ago. The importance of fish in the diet has proven to be greater ...

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Agriculture initiated by indigenous peoples, not Fertile Crescent migration

Small scale agricultural farming was first initiated by indigenous communities living on Turkey's Anatolian plateau, and not introduced by migrant farmers as previously thought, according to ...

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Intensification of agriculture and social hierarchies evolve together, study finds

A long-standing debate in the field of cultural evolution has revolved around the question of how and why human societies become more hierarchical. Some theorize that material changes to a society's ...

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Century-old shipwreck found in Lake Erie, 8 died in sinking

The wreckage of a steamer that sank in Lake Erie over a century ago and eluded shipwreck hunters for decades has finally been found off the Ohio shore, according to the National Museum of the ...

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African tools push back the origins of human technological innovation

Just 20 years ago, many archaeologists believed there was a "human revolution" 40,000-50,000 years ago during which modern behaviours such as symbolism, innovation and art suddenly arose. This ...

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Google Doodle honors philanthropist George Peabody

Google is paying tribute Friday to "the father of modern philanthropy."

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Fish the primary source of nutrition in medieval Northern Ostrobothnia

Researchers have investigated the diet of people buried in the Ii Hamina cemetery from the 15th to the 17th centuries by analysing isotopes in the bones of the deceased. Isotopes preserve information ...

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