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Why Did Vikings Bury Two People in Boats on Top of Each Other, 100 Years Apart?

Archaeologists in central Norway have discovered an unusual Viking burial site in which one boat grave was placed on top of another. On its own, that’s pretty odd—but it’s even weirder considering ...

2 hours ago from Gizmodo

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When snakes had legs

Fossil analysis adds more pieces to the evolutionary puzzle.

Wed 20 Nov 19 from Cosmos Magazine

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Ancient komodo dragon-like animals had heads proportionally larger than dinosaurs

An international team of researchers has found evidence showing that the ancient meat-eating creature Vjushkovia triplicostata had a proportionally larger head than any known dinosaur. In their ...

Wed 20 Nov 19 from

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For Chesapeake oysters, the way forward leads back—through the fossil record

Oysters once dominated the ecosystem of the Chesapeake Bay, and it would be difficult, if not impossible, for the Bay to return to full ecological health without restoring Crassotrea virginica ...

Thu 21 Nov 19 from

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An AI found a hidden Nazca Line in Peru showing a humanoid figure

An artificial intelligence program designed to go through massive datasets for hints of ancient geoglyphs called Nazca Lines has discovered a new one.

Thu 21 Nov 19 from ScienceNews

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Clay as a feed supplement in dairy cattle has multiple benefits

Dairy producers frequently add clay as a feed supplement to reduce the symptoms of aflatoxin and subacute ruminal acidosis (SARA) in lactating cows. In a new study from the University of Illinois, ...

Wed 20 Nov 19 from

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Strange Skeletons Found in Wales May Be Shipwreck Victims

Archaeologists recently discovered mysterious skeletal remains in a cliff in Wales. (Photo Credit: Cardiff University) Archaeologists recently discovered ...

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Infants from 2100 years ago found with helmets made of children's skulls

A team of researchers from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Universidad Técnica de Manabí in Ecuador has found and reported on ancient infant skulls that were excavated at a ...

Tue 19 Nov 19 from

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New species of seaweed uncovered by genetic analyses

Genetic analyses have revealed remarkably higher species diversity in common red seaweed than previously assumed. It was thought that there were only five related species of the Gloiopeltis ...

Tue 19 Nov 19 from

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