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15-million-year-old baby whale fossil reveals ancient breeding grounds

New information about the habits of extinct whales may shed light on the behaviour of their modern relatives, writes Andrew Masterson.

20 hours ago from Cosmos Magazine

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The elements of art: high-tech scan reveals secrets of an ancient painting

A high-tech scanner strips back the layers of a millennia-old portrait from the buried Roman town of Herculaneum, writes Angus Bezzina.

Mon 21 Aug 17 from Cosmos Magazine

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'Lost city' used 500 years of soil erosion to benefit crop farming

Researchers at the University of York working on a 700-year old abandoned agricultural site in Tanzania have shown that soil erosion benefited farming practices for some 500 years.

Mon 21 Aug 17 from

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Jurassic World Evolution is the dinosaur theme park sim we've been waiting for

Theme park builders have been a popular genre on the PC for years, and continue to be enjoyed by many players. At Microsoft’s pre-Gamescom briefing, Universal and Frontier Developments ...

Mon 21 Aug 17 from Techspot

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Archaeologists uncover ancient trading network in Vietnam

A team of archaeologists from ANU has uncovered a vast trading network which operated in Vietnam from around 4,500 years ago up until around 3,000 years ago.

Fri 18 Aug 17 from

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Ancient species of giant sloth discovered in Mexico

Mexican scientists said Wednesday they have discovered the fossilized remains of a previously unknown species of giant sloth that lived 10,000 years ago and died at the bottom of a sinkhole.

Thu 17 Aug 17 from

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Ocean channel in Bahamas marks genetic divide in Brazilian free-tailed bats

Brazilian free-tailed bats are expert flyers, capable of migrating hundreds of miles and regularly traveling more than 30 miles a night. But they pull up short at a narrow ocean channel that ...

Fri 18 Aug 17 from

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Mechanisms explaining positional diversity of the hindlimb in tetrapod evolution

In the evolution of tetrapods, the position of the hindlimb has diversified along with the vertebral formula, which is the number of small bones forming the vertebra. Tetrapods, as the name ...

Fri 18 Aug 17 from

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Citrus: From luxury item to cash crop

New research from Tel Aviv University reveals that citrons and lemons were clear status symbols for the ancient Roman ruling elite and plots the route and evolution of the citrus trade in the ...

Fri 18 Aug 17 from

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"Frankenstein's dinosaur" fills the gap between predators and prey

Dinosaurs came in a ridiculous variety of shapes and sizes, but just how they all fit together is still up for debate. The recently-discovered Chilesaurus is made up of a weird mishmash ...

Wed 16 Aug 17 from Gizmag

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