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No bones about it: a first glimpse of what Denisovans looked like

Scientists paint a picture using genetic data alone. Dyani Lewis reports.

Thu 19 Sep 19 from Cosmos Magazine

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A surprising link between tech change and evolutionary theory

Metalwork in the ancient Middle East can be described using concepts first developed by fossil hunters. Barry Keily reports.

Thu 19 Sep 19 from Cosmos Magazine

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Looking – and staying – sharp

Researchers explore what goes on inside Aristotle’s lantern.

Wed 18 Sep 19 from Cosmos Magazine

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Did a common childhood illness take down the Neanderthals?

It is one of the great unsolved mysteries of anthropology. What killed off the Neanderthals, and why did Homo sapiens thrive even as Neanderthals withered to extinction? Was it some sort of ...

Thu 19 Sep 19 from Phys.org

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World's biggest amphibian 'discovered' in museum

DNA from historical museum specimens may help save the giant salamander from extinction in the wild.

Mon 16 Sep 19 from BBC News

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Fire destroys cattle semen worth tens of thousands of dollars

Crucial cattle herd genetics have been lost in a fire that destroyed 100 cryogenic cylinders of cattle semen in south-east Victoria overnight. ...

Mon 16 Sep 19 from ABC Science

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New study shows common carp aquaculture in Neolithic China dating back 8,000 years

In a recent study, an international team of researchers analyzed fish bones excavated from the Early Neolithic Jiahu site in Henan Province, China. By comparing the body-length distributions ...

Mon 16 Sep 19 from Phys.org

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Watch Jurassic World dinosaurs attack in new Battle at Big Rock short - CNET

Director Colin Trevorrow brings us another dinosaur adventure, this time on the small screen.

Mon 16 Sep 19 from CNET Cutting Edge

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Megafauna more mega than we thought

Research sheds new light on an ancient Australian marsupial giant. Natalie Parletta reports.

Mon 16 Sep 19 from Cosmos Magazine

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Vikings probably hunted Iceland's walruses to extinction for ivory

Iceland had a unique population of walruses that disappeared after people first settled there – probably because the Vikings hunted them to extinction

Mon 16 Sep 19 from Newscientist

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