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Life in the Dark: How Organisms Survived Asteroid Impacts

8 years ago from Live Science

New studies of mixotrophic algae have shown how such organisms could survive the darkened skies that follow a major asteroid impact.

Fossils From Animals And Plants Are Not Necessary For Crude Oil And Natural Gas, Swedish Researchers Find

8 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers in Sweden have managed to prove that fossils from animals and plants are not necessary for crude oil and natural gas to be generated. The findings are revolutionary since...

Study shows evolution of Earth's animals

8 years ago from UPI

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Danish-led scientists say an analysis of rock found only in the world's oldest oceans has shed light on how large animals obtained a...

Imitate To Communicate: Even Singers In The Bird World Have To Deal With Cover Artists

8 years ago from Science Daily

Competitors copying songs is an issue that every great singer must face, but now it has been discovered that even birds have to deal with cover artists. New research reveals...

New thread in fabric of insect silks

8 years ago from

The aptly named silk worms long appeared to have the monopoly on insect silk production, but now scientists are revealing that the world of insect silks is highly complex...

Stone man joins carved animals in neolithic farmyard

8 years ago from The Guardian - Science

The figurine was dug up at the ancient site of Çatalhöyük in Turkey, which is thought to have been home for some of the world's first farmers

Seals like it hot

8 years ago from Physorg

( -- Using innovative thermal imaging techniques and CCTV recording, a St Andrews academic has shed new light on previously unseen aspects of the life of seals.

Giant stone-age axes found in African lake basin

8 years ago from Physorg

( -- A giant African lake basin is providing information about possible migration routes and hunting practices of early humans in the Middle and Late Stone Age periods, between 150,000...

Scientists use microRNAs to track evolutionary history for first time

8 years ago from

The large group of segmented worms known as annelids, which includes earthworms, leeches and bristle worms, evolved millions of years ago and can be found in every corner of the...

Japanese help uncover ancient Peru remains

8 years ago from Physorg

A joint Japanese-Peruvian archeological mission has uncovered the remains of a pre-Incan woman sacrificed more than 2,000 years ago in the Andean nation, experts told local media Wednesday.

From Deep Pacific, Ugly and Tasty, With a Catch

8 years ago from NY Times Science

A deepwater Pacific fish used in fast-food sandwiches and sushi has touched off arguments over the sustainability of the catch.

Bible-Era Mystery Vessel Found -- Code Stumps Experts

8 years ago from National Geographic

In a discovery worthy of a Dan Brown novel, archaeologists in Jerusalem say they've found an ancient ritual cup with an intentionally cryptic message.

Study confirms classic theory on the origins of biodiversity

8 years ago from Physorg

( -- A Cornell study on the diversity of milkweed plants has used new techniques to prove an old theory that explains how the arms race between attacking insects and...

Evolution: Mouth to mouth

8 years ago from News @ Nature

Hagfish and lampreys are the only surviving fish without jaws. And they could solve an evolutionary mystery, finds Henry Nicholls.

Scientists to explore sacred Maya pools

8 years ago from UPI

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Sept. 9 (UPI) -- A University of Illinois archaeologist says she will lead a team that will be the first to explore the sacred pools of the...

North Sea cod disappearing

8 years ago from UPI

LONDON, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Climate change, not overfishing, is causing cod to disappear from the North Sea, a study published in a British journal says.

PopSci U: Seven of the Country's Coolest SciTech Courses

8 years ago from PopSci

So you want to explore the deepest caves? Design the cars of the future? Fire rockets? Don’t wait until you graduate. Here are 10 college programs that offer the most fun per...

Largest-ever collection of coins from Bar-Kokhba revolt found

8 years ago from Physorg

The largest cache of rare coins ever found in a scientific excavation from the period of the Bar-Kokhba revolt of the Jews against the Romans has been...

Unique species project expands across borders

8 years ago from

The National Key to the Flora and Fauna of Sweden is Sweden's largest book project ever. Sweden is the first country in the world to describe its species in this...

War, genocide 'difficult knowledge' to teach younger students

8 years ago from

Whether they're found in a museum or a textbook, historical narratives about traumatic events such as war and genocide are better left to older students, who have typically developed a...

Fossil find in Georgia challenges theories on early humans

8 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Early humans may have taken a detour into Eurasia before embarking on their epic journey out of Africa, according to new fossil evidence.

The malaria myths of climate change

8 years ago from SciDev

Contrary to oft-repeated claims, climate change is unlikely to cause a major rise in malaria, says medical entomologist Paul Reiter.

Human Bones Burned to Make "Spirit"-Filled Swords

8 years ago from National Geographic

When forged over burning human bones, swords become filled with "spirit," says the Taiwanese swordmaker behind the Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon sword and other masterpieces. Video.

PHOTOS: Giant Ocean-Trash Vortex Documented--A First

8 years ago from National Geographic

Twice the size of Texas, the remote Eastern Pacific Garbage Patch is home to much of the world's plastic trash, and now a scientific expedition has documented the vast "dump" for the...

Scientists Uncover Solar Cycle, Stratosphere, and Ocean Connections

8 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

Subtle connections between the 11-year solar cycle, the stratosphere, and the tropical Pacific Ocean work in sync to generate periodic weather patterns that affect much of the globe, according to...

'9': It's more than a movie, it's a magic number

8 years ago from MSNBC: Science

Though technically there's nothing special about the symmetrical date, some concerned with the history and meaning of numbers ascribe powerful significance to 09/09/09. 

Darwin's collections 'cocooned' at London museum

8 years ago from Physorg

London's Natural History Museum on Tuesday unveiled an eight-storey extension in the shape of a cocoon to house the collections of Charles Darwin.

Colossal Apollo statue unearthed in Turkey

8 years ago from MSNBC: Science

A colossal statue of Apollo, the Greek god of the sun, light, music and poetry, has emerged from white calcified cliffs in southwestern Turkey, Italian archaeologists announced.