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Study: Prehistoric people fought for women

9 years ago from UPI

DURHAM, England, June 5 (UPI) -- British anthropologists say they have found the first evidence that suggests fighting over women occurred as early as prehistoric times in Europe.

Bigfoot Bounty: Reward Offered for Mysterious Monsters

9 years ago from Live Science

Bigfoot and lake monsters, beware: There's a price on your heads.

Online database shows Britain-Australia links

9 years ago from Physorg

Details of millions of Britons who travelled to Australia in the late 19th and early 20th century in search of economic success were released online Wednesday as part of a...

Decline at biggest UK puffin site

Puffin numbers at the UK's biggest single colony are declining, scientists report, amid signs of dwindling food.

Genome race and climate change vision vie for science book prize

9 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Craig Venter's Life Decoded and Mark Lynas Six Degrees have seen off competition from the likes of Stephen Pinker to reach the shortlist of the Royal Society's Science book prize

Rat Remains Suggest Humans Came Late to New Zealand

9 years ago from National Geographic

Polynesian explorers and possibly their rat stowaways arrived on the Pacific island in A.D. 1280, new carbon-dating analyses show.

Museum PR guy finds new dinosaur fossil

9 years ago from MSNBC: Science

A public relations coordinator for a Texas museum recently spotted the fossilized bones of a 75-million-year-old duckbilled dinosaur while taking a tour of the area where a mummified duckbill was...

Books: On Rounds, Observing the Suits, Not Saints

9 years ago from NY Times Science

The scope of Julie Salamon’s energetic book is ambitious but even the book’s problems wind up telling readers a great deal about modern hospitals.

Forest Disappearing in Papua New Guinea

9 years ago from NY Times Science

Papua New Guinea has been losing about 1.4 percent of its total forest cover, each year, a new analysis suggests.

Strong Evidence For A Genetic Marker For Nearsightedness

9 years ago from Science Daily

New research supports the theory that the refractive errors known as nearsightedness and farsightedness are primarily inherited. The group also identified the probable location---on the long arm of chromosome 5---of...

Ancient man killed 'love rivals'

Prehistoric man may have executed male rivals in order to steal their women, research by Durham scientists suggests.

Giant Fortress's Remains Found in Egypt

9 years ago from National Geographic

Archaeologists have found more remnants of the ancient fort of Tharu in the Sinai Peninsula, bolstering theories of its political and strategic importance.

Rodent Bones of Contention

9 years ago from Science NOW

Rat fossils may settle dispute over when humans reached New Zealand

DNA reveals sister power in Ancient Greece

9 years ago from Physorg

University of Manchester researchers have revealed how women, as well as men, held positions of power in ancient Greece by right of birth.

Genetic mutation linked to walking on all fours

9 years ago from Biology News Net

What are the genes implicated in upright walking of humans? The discovery of four families in which some members only walk on all fours (quadrupedality) may help us...

Unravelling the mystery of the kitty litter parasite in marine mammals

9 years ago from Physorg

Researchers at California Polytechnic State University have discovered what may be a clue to the mystery of why marine mammals around the world are succumbing to a parasite that is...

Living Fossils Have Long- And Short-term Memory Despite Lacking Brain Structures Of Modern Cephalopods

9 years ago from Science Daily

Nautilus, the ancient living ancestors of modern cephalopods, have both long and short-term memory, despite lacking the brain structures that modern cephalopods evolved for long-term memory.

Gene Studies Tell Placenta's Tale

9 years ago from Science NOW

Mother-fetus lifeline evolved from a combination of ancient and new genes

Drug gang jungle fires threaten Guatemala ruins

9 years ago from Reuters:Science

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Illegal settlers likely working for drug smugglers are starting fires to clear land in the Guatemalan jungle and threatening investigations into an ancient Mayan city with...

Cleopatra Bust Among Treasures Found in Egypt Temple

9 years ago from National Geographic

The alabaster carving and a mask that might have belonged to Marc Antony were found at a site where teams have been searching for the famous couple's lost tombs.

Medics solve an ancient riddle -- and offer new tool for diagnosis

9 years ago from Physorg

A puzzling medical condition, identified more than 2,000 years ago by Hippocrates, has finally been explained by researchers at the University of Leeds.

Volcanic bug aids 'Children of the Moon'

9 years ago from Physorg

Scientists probing an ancient microbe have shed new light on a rare condition that causes acute sensitivity to the sun.

Quake-Hit Panda Center May Move to Safer Ground

9 years ago from National Geographic

With bamboo supplies closed off due to landslides, Chinese officials are considering moving the rare animals to another location.

DNA Offers Clues to Greenland’s First Inhabitants

9 years ago from NY Times Science

The earliest inhabitants of the New World’s northern extremes were the descendants of eastern Asian populations, researchers say.

Ancient Islamic coin found in Norway

9 years ago from UPI

OSLO, Norway, May 29 (UPI) -- Archaeologists in Norway say an ancient Islamic coin dating back to 805 AD was found just west of Oslo.

Two new shipwreck sites found: U.S. treasure hunters

9 years ago from Reuters:Science

TAMPA, Florida (Reuters) - The U.S. treasure hunting company Odyssey Marine Exploration said on Thursday it had found two shipwreck sites near the English Channel with artifacts from the colonial...

Years after slaughter, Peru opens giant burial pit

9 years ago from Reuters:Science

PUTIS, Peru (Reuters) - Forensic scientists pulled human skeletons from the biggest known mass grave in Peru on Thursday, searching for proof the army slaughtered more than 100 people at...

Reed Elsevier makes its final farewell to arms

9 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Company stops organising arms trade fairs following sustained campaign by international writers and shareholders