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Ancient Nubians drank antibiotic-lacked beer

8 years ago from MSNBC: Science

People have been using antibiotics for nearly 2,000 years, suggests a new study, which found large doses of tetracycline embedded in the bones of ancient African mummies. ...

Most penguin populations continue to decline

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Penguin biologists from around the world, who are gathered in Boston this week, warn that ten of the planet's eighteen penguin species have experienced further serious population declines. The effects...

Ancient funeral feast unearthed

The remains of a huge 12,000 year old feast have been found in a cave in Northern Israel.

New study suggests migration does not bring happiness

8 years ago from

The grass might not be greener on the other side of the border, a new study from the University of Leicester has found...

Evolution rewritten, again and again

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A team of researchers at the University of Bristol decided to find out, with investigations of dinosaur and human evolution. Their study, which is published this week in Proceedings of...

Scenes from a 12,000 Year-Old Feast

8 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Archeologists Uncover a Site in Northern Israel Where Cow Meat, Tortoises Led the Menu

Canadian student finds 19 new bee species

8 years ago from UPI

TORONTO, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- A Canadian doctoral student has identified 19 new species of bees, including one in downtown Toronto close to his research lab, researchers say. ...

Thinnest eggs belonged to largest Moas

8 years ago from Physorg

( -- In a detailed online study published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on August 30th, scientists investigate questions surrounding New Zealand's moa eggs and the...

Edge Learning And SpaceUpDC

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Edges are where topics intersect.  Edges are where uncomfortable thoughts reside.  Edges define a topic by being just barely part of that topic.  They are the border between what is...

Expedition Explores Violent Russian Volcanoes

8 years ago from Live Science

Scientists seek to date massive explosion that brought down a mountain.

Killer space blast 'off the hook'

The theory that the great beasts living in North America 13,000 years ago were killed off by a space impact can now be discounted, a new study claims.

Velociraptor Had a Kickboxing Cousin

8 years ago from Live Science

The stocky dinosaur sported two giant sickle-like claws that it used to take down larger prey than itself.

Most Fragile Eggs Belonged to Huge Flightless Birds

8 years ago from Live Science

Perhaps the hefty birds hovered slightly above the fragile eggs to keep them from breaking.

WikiLeaks founder questioned by Swedish police

8 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been questioned by Swedish police about an allegation that he mistreated a woman, his lawyer said Tuesday.

Kiev in gas transit talks with Berlin

8 years ago from UPI

BERLIN, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Germany could play a role in revitalizing the natural gas transit system in Ukraine, the Ukrainian president said during a meeting in Berlin. ...

Geo findings boost reserves

8 years ago from Science Alert

New geological findings in New Zealand, dating back 40 million years, could affect the search for new petroleum reserves.

Study suggests dinosaurs killed off by more than one asteroid

8 years ago from Physorg

( -- Dinosaurs, along with over half of other species, became extinct at the end of the Cretaceous period about 65.5 million years ago, and many scientists believe this was...

Radioactive decay rates vary with the sun's rotation: research

8 years ago from Physorg

Radioactive decay rates, thought to be unique physical constants and counted on in such fields as medicine and anthropology, may be more variable than once thought.

'Stocky dragon' dinosaur terrorised Late Cretaceous Europe

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Palaeontologists have discovered that a close relative of Velociraptor hunted the dwarfed inhabitants of Late Cretaceous Europe, an island landscape largely isolated from nearby continents. While island animals tend to...

Marine animals suggest evidence for a trans-Antarctic seaway

8 years ago from Science Blog

A tiny marine filter-feeder, that anchors itself to the sea bed, offers new clues to scientists studying the stability of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet -- a region that...

They Crawl, They Bite, They Baffle Scientists

8 years ago from NY Times Health

Ask experts why bedbugs disappeared for 40 years, why they came roaring back, even why they don’t spread disease, and you hear one answer: “Good question.”

New fossil field found in Canadian Rockies

8 years ago from UPI

FIELD, British Columbia, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- A fossil bed in Canada, one of paleontology's most revered locations, now has a neighbor yielding up newly discovered ancient treasures, researchers...

NC farm produces emerald shaped into massive gem

8 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- An emerald so large it's being compared with the crown jewels of Russian empress Catherine the Great was pulled from a pit near corn rows at a...

German banker blasted for remarks on Jews

8 years ago from UPI

By STEFAN NICOLAUPI Europe CorrespondentBERLIN, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- A top German banker unveiled his book on immigration Monday in Berlin amid growing criticism for his stereotyping statements about...

Ancient Sorcerer's "Wake" Was First Feast for the Dead?

8 years ago from National Geographic

Packed with tortoise "leftovers," the earliest known shaman's burial hints that the first villagers made peace by partying. ...

Mammoth-Killer Impact Rejected

8 years ago from Science NOW

Experts refute what they say was the last potential piece of evidence linking an asteroid to mammoth extinction

The Curious World of Bedbug Research

8 years ago from NY Times Health

Scientists are baffled by the resurgence of bedbugs, which bite and itch, but don't carry disease, making them a low-priority research subject.

Impact hypothesis loses its sparkle: Shock-synthesized diamonds said to prove catastrophic impact killed off N. American megafauna can't be found

8 years ago from Science Daily

The warming that following the last Ice Age was interrupted by a cold snap that killed off megafauna such as the giant ground sloth and the woolly mammoth. Could this...