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Decades-old amber collection offers new views of a lost world (w/ Video)

Scientists are searching through a massive collection of 20-million-year-old amber found in the Dominican Republic more than 50 years ago, and the effort is yielding fresh insights into ancient ...

15 hours ago from Phys.org

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Scientists reproduce evolutionary changes by manipulating embryonic development of mice

A group of researchers from the University of Helsinki and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona have been able experimentally to reproduce in mice morphological changes which have taken millions ...

11 hours ago from Phys.org

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Chinese mosquitos on the Baltic Sea

The analysis of the roughly 3,000 pieces is still in its infant stage. But it is already evident that the results will be of major significance. "Amazingly often, we are finding–in addition ...

15 hours ago from Phys.org

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Excavated ship traced to Colonial-era Philadelphia

Four years ago this month, archeologists monitoring the excavation of the former World Trade Center site uncovered a ghostly surprise: the bones of an ancient sailing ship. Tree-ring scientists ...

Tue 29 Jul 14 from Phys.org

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What Killed The Dinosaurs? Bad Luck, Study Suggests

The asteroid was simply the straw that broke the camptosaurus's back

Tue 29 Jul 14 from TIME

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Prehistoric dairy farming at the extremes

Finland's love of milk has been traced back to 2500 BC thanks to high-tech techniques to analyse residues preserved in fragments of ancient pots.

22 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Ice age lion figurine: Ancient fragment of ivory belonging to 40,000 year old animal figurine unearthed

Archaeologists have found an ancient fragment of ivory belonging to a 40,000 year old animal figurine. Both pieces were found in the Vogelherd Cave in southwestern Germany, which has yielded ...

11 hours ago from ScienceDaily

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Violent aftermath for the warriors at Alken Enge

Denmark attracted international attention in 2012 when archaeological excavations revealed the bones of an entire army, whose warriors had been thrown into the bogs near the Alken Enge wetlands ...

Tue 29 Jul 14 from Phys.org

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World's largest solar boat on Greek prehistoric mission

The world's largest solar boat, the catamaran PlanetSolar, will embark on a Greek mission to find one of the oldest sites inhabited by man in Europe, an organiser said Monday.

Mon 28 Jul 14 from Phys.org

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New species of mayfly discovered in India

Scientists have discovered a new species of mayfly in the southern Western Ghats, a mountain range along the west coast of India. In fact, this is the first time that any mayfly belonging to ...

Mon 28 Jul 14 from Phys.org

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