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Study refutes pure Scandinavian race myth

9 years ago from UPI

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, June 11 (UPI) -- Forensic scientists studying human remains in two ancient Danish burial grounds dating to the Iron Age say they found a man of...

New mobile paleontology lab begins work

9 years ago from UPI

BOZEMAN, Mont., June 11 (UPI) -- U.S. paleontologists who search for dinosaur fossils in Eastern Montana can now chemically analyze fossils on site the same day they're excavated.

Tetrapod burrows are found in Antarctica

9 years ago from UPI

SEATTLE, June 11 (UPI) -- U.S. paleontologists say they have found fossilized burrows of tetrapods in Antarctica dating from the Early Triassic epoch, about 245 million years ago.

Woolly-Mammoth Gene Study Changes Extinction Theory

9 years ago from Physorg

A large genetic study of the extinct woolly mammoth has revealed that the species was not one large homogenous group, as scientists previously had assumed, and that it did not...

Ancient Roman Working-Class Burial Ground Excavated

9 years ago from National Geographic

Three hundred first-century skeletons unearthed near Rome's airport offer a rare glimpse into the lives of ancient longshoremen and a disabled adult.

Roman-era graveyard for the poor found intact

9 years ago from MSNBC: Science

Archaeologists have discovered a nearly 2,000-year-old, intact necropolis on the outskirts of Rome that gives a rare insight into the lives of poor laborers in the Roman era.

Rat free declaration for island

The Hebridean island of Canna is to be officially declared rat free.

Ancient Greek grave found during subway work

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Greek authorities say subway construction work in the northern city of Thessaloniki has unearthed an ancient grave with a wealth of golden jewelry.

Mystery of infamous 'New England Dark Day' solved by 3 rings

9 years ago from Physorg

At noon, it was black as night. It was May 19, 1780 and some people in New England thought judgment day was at hand. Accounts of that day, which became...

Saliva samples to reveal Alaskan roots

9 years ago from UPI

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, June 6 (UPI) -- An Alaskan heritage group is sponsoring DNA testing to find descendants of a man who lived 10,300 years ago.

4,000-Year-Old "Missing Pyramid" Found

9 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Egyptian archaeologists have unveiled a 4,000-year-old "missing pyramid" that is believed to have been discovered by an archaeologist almost 200 years ago and never seen again.

NOAA: Caribbean monk seal becomes extinct

9 years ago from AP Science

HONOLULU (AP) -- The Caribbean monk seal has gone extinct....

Machu Picchu ruin 'found earlier'

Westerners found Peru's Machu Picchu 40 years earlier than previously thought, historians say.

"Too late" to save Pacific island nation from submersion

9 years ago from News @ Nature

Kiribati's 97,000 citizens face homelessness this century, president warns.

Mountains could have growth spurts

9 years ago from MSNBC: Science

The Andes Mountains may have growth spurts, doubling their height in as little as 2 million to 4 million years, U.S. researchers reported on Thursday.

Footprints Show 1st Americans Came 25,000 Years Early?

9 years ago from National Geographic

Apparent human footprints in 40,000-year-old volcanic ash may provide a clue to when the first Americans arrived, a controversial new report says.

Dropping the Soap

9 years ago from PopSci

Your dirty hands can harbor millions of germs, but simply washing your hands with regular soap—making sure you vigorously rub them together for 30 seconds—will slough enough microbes down the...

Native Alaskans trace ancestry to 10,000-year-old skeleton

9 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian Indians gathering in Juneau, Alaska, will get a chance to prove they're directly related to one of the very first Alaskans

See the Celestial Scales and the Scorpion

9 years ago from Space.com

Libra is the only star pattern that doesn't represent a person or animal.

380 Million Year Old Fishes Found With Unborn Embryos

9 years ago from Science Daily

Archaeologists have discovered a remarkable 380 million year old fossil placoderm fish with intact embryo and mineralized umbilical cord. The discovery makes the fossil the world's oldest known vertebrate mother....

Asteroid may have killed Iceman

9 years ago from UPI

BERGAMO, Italy, June 5 (UPI) -- A British scientist said a prehistoric mummy known as the Iceman may have been killed by an asteroid.

PHOTOS: Lost Egypt Pyramid Found Near Bull Tombs

9 years ago from National Geographic

Missing beneath the sands for decades, the ancient monument and tomb have come to light again—along with clues to age-old mysteries.

Fibonacci sequence fronts new nanoscience building at Bristol University

9 years ago from Physorg

A famous mathematical pattern has inspired the stunning curved sail façade of Bristol University`s new £11 million Centre for Nanoscience and Quantum Information.

Rope bridge for wildlife successful

9 years ago from Science Alert

Preliminary research has found that a rope bridge built to help native animals safely cross a highway is being used succesfully, and by more species than imagined.

Rewriting Greenland's Immigration History

9 years ago from Science Daily

The first immigrants in Greenland were not Indians from the North American continent or Canadian Inuit as previously suggested. And it is not just a question of revising the Greenlandic...

PHOTOS: Human Sacrifices Found at Ancient Peru Site?

9 years ago from National Geographic

A headless skeleton and disembodied pairs of legs are among possible evidence of ritualized killing at the 4,000-year-old settlement—despite their period's peaceful reputation.

Darwin still causing waves after 150 years

9 years ago from Reuters:Science

LONDON (Reuters) - Speeches and a scientific meeting next month will kick off 18 months of events to celebrate the impact and lasting legacy of Charles Darwin, whose theories on...

Of Hobbits and Humans

9 years ago from PopSci

Big, Little: From left to right, a modern human female skull, a fragment of an older Palauan skull, and a model of a Homo floresiensis skull. Photo by Stephen...