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The Greening Ashore
2022-07-31 16:18
It took several hundred million years after the formation of Earth some 4½ billion years ago for the initially fiery globe to cool down, allowing the first oceans and land masses to f… Read More
Study Sheds Light On Penguin Evolution
2022-07-31 15:35
An international team of 40 researchers analyzed the genomes—the complete set of DNA—of all living and recently extinct penguin species and combined this with the fossil record t… Read More
Prehistoric Fish Led By Their Nose
2022-07-31 15:31
The evolution of the brain and nervous system in animals has been wound back more than 400 million years, thanks to the examination of fossil remains of ancient lungfish providing a missing… Read More
The Hippo And The Hydra
2022-07-31 15:25
A new study describes the formation of the body axis in the immortal freshwater polyp Hydra. It is controlled by the so-called hippo signalling pathway, a molecular biological process that… Read More
Paleobiology: Complex Family Relationships
2022-07-30 15:55
An international team of researchers led by LMU paleontologist Bettina Reichenbacher has managed to classify fossils of one of the most species-rich fish groups into a family tree for the fi… Read More
Early Stone Tools Were Not Rocket Science
2022-07-29 09:56
Archaeologically excavated stone tools – some as much as 2.6 million years old – have been hailed as evidence for an early cultural heritage in human evolution. But are these too… Read More
Could A Neanderthal Meditate?
2022-07-29 09:12
Emiliano Bruner, a paleoneurologist at the Centro Nacional de Investigacion sobre la Evolucion Humana (CENIEH), has led a study published in the journal Intelligence on how attention evolved… Read More
New Finds From The Antikythera Shipwreck
2022-07-28 16:00
The second season of the underwater archaeological research on the Antikythera wreck (May 23-June 15, 2022), within the framework of the 2021-2025 five-year project, yielded rich findings. T… Read More
Unique Viking Shipyard Discovered At Birka
2022-07-27 15:40
Archaeologists from Stockholm University's Archaeological Research Laboratory have located a unique Viking Age shipyard site at Birka on Bjorko in Lake Malaren. The discovery challenges prev… Read More
Origins Of The Black Death Identified
2022-07-27 15:18
The Black Death, the biggest pandemic of our history, was caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis and lasted in Europe between the years 1346 and 1353. Despite the pandemic's immense demogra… Read More
A Large Predator From The Pyrenees
2022-07-27 15:09
A fossilized lower jaw has led an international team of palaeontologists, headed by Bastien Mennecart from the Natural History Museum Basel, to discover a new species of predator that once l… Read More
Ancient Graffiti Uncovered In Vindolanda
2022-06-07 19:08
Nestled in the picturesque Northumberland countryside, Vindolanda with its fort and settlement is a treasure trove of everyday life during the Roman occupation of Britain and beyond. What ma… Read More
Corals As Climate Archives
2022-06-07 16:41
Unusually well-preserved reef corals from the Geological and Paleontological Collection at Leipzig University hold a great secret: They allow us to travel far into the past and reconstruct c… Read More
Early Urbanism Found In The Amazon
2022-05-26 18:18
More than 20 years ago, Dr. Heiko Prumers from the German Archaeological Institute and Prof. Dr. Carla Jaimes Betancourt from the University of Bonn, at that time a student in La Paz, began… Read More

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