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DNA finds relatives of animal that baffled Darwin

An analysis of ancient mitochondrial DNA has cleared up the family tree of the mysterious Macrauchenia patachonica, writes Jana Howden.

17 hours ago from Cosmos Magazine

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Carved skulls found at an 11,000-year-old Turkish site

Damage to fragments of bone found at the Göbekli Tepe ancient site in southern Turkey includes holes drilled into the top of skulls and deeply gouged strips across their surface.

4 hours ago from Daily Mail

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Sensitive snouts may have helped dinosaurs court mates and pick at flesh

Evidence of blood vessels and nerves in the head of dinosaur fossils has generally been hard to come by. But using advanced imaging techniques, scientists have now built an unprecedented ...

56 minutes ago from Gizmag

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Bird-like dinosaurs hatched eggs like chickens: study

Feathered dinosaurs that walked on two legs and had parrot-like beaks shared another characteristic with modern birds—they brooded clutches of eggs at a temperature similar to chickens, a study ...

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Analysis of Neanderthal teeth grooves uncovers evidence of prehistoric dentistry

Neanderthals treating toothaches?

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No detectable limit to how long people can live: study

Emma Morano passed away last April. At 117 years old, the Italian woman was the oldest known living human being.

5 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Researchers document early, permananet human settlement in Andes

Using five different scientific approaches, a team including University of Wyoming researchers has given considerable support to the idea that humans lived year-round in the Andean highlands ...

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South Africa approves export of 800 lion skeletons this year

Some 800 skeletons of captive-bred lions can be legally exported from South Africa this year, the government said Wednesday, meeting demand for the bones in parts of Asia while alarming critics ...

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3,000-year-old textiles are earliest evidence of chemical dyeing in the Levant

Tel Aviv University archaeologists have revealed that cloth samples found in the Israeli desert present the earliest evidence of plant-based textile dyeing in the region. They were found at ...

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Previously unknown extinction of marine megafauna discovered

Over two million years ago, a third of the largest marine animals like sharks, whales, sea birds and sea turtles disappeared. This previously unknown extinction event not only had a consid-erable ...

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