Latest science news in Paleontology & Archaeology

Homo sapiens developed a new ecological niche that separated it from other hominins

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Critical review of growing archaeological and palaeoenvironmental datasets relating to the Middle and Late Pleistocene (300-12 thousand years ago) hominin dispersals within and beyond Africa, published today in Nature Human...

Do bacteria ever go extinct? New research says yes, bigtime

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Bacteria go extinct at substantial rates, although appear to avoid the mass extinctions that have hit larger forms of life on Earth, according to new research from the University of...

Research solves a 160-year-old mystery about the origin of skeletons

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Scientists at The University of Manchester and the University of Bristol have used powerful X-rays to peer inside the skeletons of some of our oldest vertebrate relatives, solving a 160-year-old...

Chile to restrict tourists and non-locals on Easter Island

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Easter Island is known for its unique Moai monumental statues carved by the Rapa Nui people, believed to have arrived on the remote landmass in the southeastern Pacific Ocean in...

Austin considering city name due to founder's slaveholder past

2 weeks ago from UPI

City officials in Austin, Texas, are considering renaming the city as part of an effort to rid the capital of Confederate monuments.

And then there were 3: Filmmaker documents caribou herd on the brink of extinction

2 weeks ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Ten caribou herds in Canada's West are on the verge of dying out. For one amateur filmmaker who spent a decade documenting what he thought would be a conservation success...

Nonfiction: On the Front Lines of Infertility

2 weeks ago from NY Times Science

Two new memoirs — Elizabeth Katkin’s ‘Conceivability’ and Emma Brockes’s ‘An Excellent Choice’ — trace very different paths to motherhood.

How Record Heat Wreaked Havoc on Four Continents

2 weeks ago from NY Times Science

We talked to people who found themselves on the front lines of climate change this year. Here are their stories.

Oldest Evidence for Life on Land Unearthed in South Africa

2 weeks ago from Live Science

About 3.22 billion years ago, ancient mats of microbes clung to pebbles in an ancient riverbed.

Austin considering city name due to founder's slaveholder past

2 weeks ago from UPI

City officials in Austin, Texas are considering renaming the city as part of an effort to rid the capital of Confederate monuments.

Terrell Owens: Previous snub reason for skipping Hall of Fame ceremony

2 weeks ago from UPI

Terrell Owens will not be in Canton, Ohio, next week when the Class of 2018 is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

‘Amazing Dragon’ Discovery in China Reshapes History of Dinosaurs’ Evolution

2 weeks ago from NY Times Science

Fossilized remains of Lingwulong shenqi show that big herbivores with long necks reached East Asia and evolved earlier than scientists had thought.

Greece finds 'Neko', a noblewoman buried in her jewelry 1,800 years ago

2 weeks ago from Reuters:Science

Greek archaeologists have discovered a virtually intact grave of an ancient noblewoman buried with her golden jewelry at a Roman burial monument in the island of Sikinos.

'Amazing dragon' fossils rewrite history of long-necked dinosaurs

2 weeks ago from Reuters:Science

Fossils unearthed on a hillside in northwestern China are forcing scientists to rethink the history of a dinosaur lineage that produced the largest animals ever to walk the planet.

How to watch the longest lunar eclipse of the century

2 weeks ago from CBSNews - Science

The eclipse will be visible from South America, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia

Spectators around the world marvel at rare "blood moon" eclipse

2 weeks ago from CBSNews - Science

Of the 7.4 billion people on Earth, about 7 billion people could -- in theory -- see the eclipse, except for those in North America and Greenland

Bored with your workout? Here are 4 new places to blast summer calories

2 weeks ago from LA Times - Health

A studio is dedicated to crafting the perfect behind; boxing's biggest name makes a splash in Los Angeles; Merge moves to swankier digs; and a new yoga studio opens in...

Total Lunar Eclipse Today: How to See the 'Blood Moon' Online

2 weeks ago from Space.com

The total lunar eclipse happening today won't be visible for people across North America, and bad weather could threaten even the geographically lucky — but in the digital age, no...

Moon Rock Flies to Canada in a Lunch Box for New Exhibit

2 weeks ago from Space.com

A Montreal science museum recently acquired a 3.8-billion-year-old moon rock for a new exhibit about water in the solar system, but getting it from Houston to Canada was not an...

Paleontologists have ID’d the world’s biggest known dinosaur foot

2 weeks ago from Sciencenews.org

Bigfoot has been found in Wyoming. It’s not a hairy, apelike creature; it’s a dinosaur.

40 years after the first IVF baby, a look back at the birth of a new era

2 weeks ago from Sciencenews.org

Like many scientific breakthroughs, IVF took persistence and luck in the lab.

How an ancient stone money system works like cryptocurrency

2 weeks ago from Sciencenews.org

Money has ancient and mysterious pedigrees that go way beyond coins.

Conflict reigns over the history and origins of money

2 weeks ago from Sciencenews.org

Thousands of years ago, money took different forms as a means of debt payment, archaeologists and anthropologists say.

Two Vikings assistants to split Sparano's duties

2 weeks ago from UPI

The Minnesota Vikings will move forward after the sudden death of Tony Sparano this week with co-offensive line coaches as his replacement.

Drake's 'Scorpion' tops North American album chart for 3rd week

2 weeks ago from UPI

Drake's "Scorpion" is the No. 1 album in North America for a third, consecutive week.

DNA to X-ray: Military has variety of tools to ID remains

2 weeks ago from Physorg

The U.S. military remains released by North Korea on Friday will be sent to a military lab in Hawaii, where they'll enter a system that routinely identifies service members from...

French luxury giants dive into Silicon Valley

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Steve Jobs may have been a tech genius, but he clearly didn't care much for fashion.

China fossil tells new supercontinent story

Scientists have uncovered a new dinosaur in China... and it's older than expected.