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Europe’s ancient hunter-gatherers and farmers were intimately connected

Genome sequencing challenges assumptions about ancient lifestyles necessarily being in conflict. Andrew Masterson reports.

Fri 26 May 17 from Cosmos Magazine

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Prehistoric henge is found on farmland in Warwickshire

The site, in Newbold-on-Stour, dates between 4,000 and 3,000BC, and its purpose is unknown. Five skeletons, though to date to the late Bronze Age, were also found nearby.

11 hours ago from Daily Mail

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New insights into the ancestors of all complex life

A team of scientists led by the University of Bristol has provided new insights into the origins of the Archaea, the group of simple cellular organisms that are the ancestors of all complex ...

19 hours ago from

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How dinosaurs may have evolved into birds

Tohoku University researchers and their international collaborators have identified a possible genetic mechanism underlying the evolution of birds, according to a recently published study in ...

20 hours ago from

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Venetian physician had a key role in shaping early modern chemistry

Newly discovered notes show for the first time the Venetian doctor who invented the thermometer and helped lay the foundations for modern medical treatment also played a key role in shaping ...

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Life on land began with an INVASION, researchers find

Researchers from the University of Portsmouth studied thousands of ancient trace fossils, marks that are left behind by travelling animals including footprints and burrows.

13 hours ago from Daily Mail

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Be Afraid Because Science Says Some Snakes Hunt in Packs

Snakes are not the solitary hunters and eaters we perceive them to be

17 hours ago from TIME

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New species of bus-sized fossil marine reptile unearthed in Russia

A new species of a fossil pliosaur (large predatory marine reptile from the 'age of dinosaur') has been found in Russia and profoundly change how we understand the evolution of the group, says ...

Thu 25 May 17 from

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Ochre use by Middle Stone Age humans in Porc-Epic cave persisted over thousands of years

Middle Stone Age humans in the Porc-Epic cave likely used ochre over at least 4,500 years, according to a study published May 24, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Daniela Rosso from ...

Wed 24 May 17 from

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When and why whales evolved to be so huge

The blue whale may be the largest animal to have ever existed, but new research has found that the species only claimed the title relatively recently. By comparing the bones of modern ...

Thu 25 May 17 from Gizmag

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