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Humans eradicated Neanderthal rivals thanks to early dogs bred from wolves

Humans were able to eradicate their Neanderthal rivals in Europe thanks to early dogs bred from wolves, according to a prominent American anthropologist.

1 hours ago from The Independent

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Ancient DNA reveals how wheat came to prehistoric Britain

Finding suggests trade between British hunter-gatherers and European farmers.

Thu 26 Feb 15 from Nature News

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How were fossil tracks made by Early Triassic swimming reptiles so well preserved?

A type of vertebrate trace fossil gaining recognition in the field of paleontology is that made by various tetrapods (four-footed land-living vertebrates) as they traveled through water under ...

Fri 27 Feb 15 from

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5 most incredible discoveries of the week

Ancient mortician methodology makes the list.        

Sat 28 Feb 15 from USA today

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100,000 bird samples online

The Natural History Museum (NHM) in Oslo has a bird collection of international size. It is now available online.

Fri 27 Feb 15 from

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How mantis shrimp evolved many shapes with same powerful punch

The miniweight boxing title of the animal world belongs to the mantis shrimp, a cigar-sized crustacean whose front claws can deliver an explosive 60-mile-per-hour blow akin to a bullet leaving ...

Thu 26 Feb 15 from

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Study shows troubling rise in use of animals in experiments

Despite industry claims of reduced animal use as well as federal laws and policies aimed at reducing the use of animals, the number of animals used in leading U.S. laboratories increased a staggering ...

Wed 25 Feb 15 from

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Drilling ancient African lakes sheds light on human evolution

How was human evolution and migration influenced by past changes in climate?

Thu 26 Feb 15 from

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Tiny house builder is using Kickstarter to fund her mobile pottery business

What can I tell you about being a builder? I can tell you that I love to toss numbers around in my head and figure out how to stretch lines into curves. A stationary nail connected to a string ...

Fri 27 Feb 15 from Inhabitat

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Crocs rocked pre-Amazonian Peru: New research uncovers 7 crocodile species in single 13-million-year-old bone bed

Thirteen million years ago, as many as seven different species of crocodiles hunted in the swampy waters of what is now northeastern Peru, new research shows. This hyperdiverse assemblage, revealed ...

Tue 24 Feb 15 from

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