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Stonehenge's royal burial roots

9 years ago from UPI

SHEFFIELD, England, May 31 (UPI) -- British researchers said radiocarbon dating suggests Stonehenge was used as a cemetery for about 500 years after it was built around 3,000...

Egypt planning DNA test for 3,500-year-old mummy

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Egypt plans to conduct a DNA test on a 3,500-year-old mummy to determine if it is King Thutmose I, one of the most important pharaohs, the country's...

Did Walking On Two Feet Begin With A Shuffle?

9 years ago from Science Daily

A pair of researchers have developed a model that suggests shuffling emerged millions of years ago as a precursor to walking on two feet as a way of saving metabolic...

PHOTO IN THE NEWS: Giant Flyers Hunted Dinos on Foot?

9 years ago from National Geographic

Yes, they had wings, but the largest flying creatures ever to have lived preferred to hunt baby dinosaurs and similar-size snacks on foot, scientists say.

Score One for Monogamy

9 years ago from Science NOW

Complex insect societies may have evolved because females chose a single mate

VIDEO: Goodall Pushes EU on Animals

9 years ago from National Geographic

The famed chimpanzee researcher was in Brussels on Wednesday to urge the European Union to ban animal testing for medical and scientific research.

Ancient Eskimos Came from Asia, Study Says

9 years ago from National Geographic

The first Eskimos to colonize the New World did not descend from Native Americans, nor are they the ancestors of modern-day Inuit, according to a new analysis of ancient hair.

PHOTOS: Stonehenge Was ''Domain of the Dead''

9 years ago from National Geographic

Archaeologists may have finally solved the enduring puzzle of the prehistoric monuments: They are giant tombstones of the dead.

Rewriting Greenland's immigration history

9 years ago from Physorg

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...

The 10 worst jobs in science

9 years ago from MSNBC: Science

The list starts with scientists who collect and dig through whale dung for a living — and it counts down to the worst job in the entire science profession.

Fossilized fish reveals first vertebrate sex

9 years ago from Reuters:Science

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian scientists unveiled on Thursday the fossilized remains of the oldest vertebrate mother ever discovered, a 375-million-year-old placoderm fish with embryo and umbilical cord attached.

Indiana Jones And The Plunder Of Cultural Heritage

9 years ago from Science Daily

As Indiana Jones' fourth adventure hits to the big screen, an international team of archaeologists, anthropologists, museum specialists, ethicists and lawyers is pondering these ethical and legal issues. Their focus...

Flying reptiles ate dinosaurs for lunch

9 years ago from MSNBC: Science

Ancient flying reptiles could have snacked on Tyrannosaurus rex babies and other landlubbing runts of the dinosaur world, paleontologists report.

Scientists puzzled by how seafloor life survives

9 years ago from MSNBC: Science

Much of the seafloor long thought to be barren is instead teeming with microbes, researchers said today.

Ancient Egyptian city unearthed in Sinai

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Archaeologists exploring an old military road in the Sinai have unearthed 3,000-year-old remains from an ancient fortified city, the largest yet found in Egypt, antiquities authorities announced...

Malaria parasites fine-tune offspring's gender: study

9 years ago from Reuters:Science

LONDON (Reuters) - Malaria parasites fine-tune the number of male and female offspring they produce to maximize the odds of infecting another host, a finding that could help fight the...

Researchers retrieve authentic Viking DNA from 1,000-year-old skeletons

9 years ago from Physorg

Although “Viking” literally means “pirate,” recent research has indicated that the Vikings were also traders to the fishmongers of Europe. Stereotypically, these Norsemen are usually pictured wearing a horned helmet...

Fossil prints reveal giant winged reptile was a stalker

9 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Largest creatures that ever flew may have spent much of their time on the ground, research suggests

Part of Ancient Egyptian Fertility Temple Found in Nile

9 years ago from National Geographic

Egyptian archaeologists found the portico, or covered entryway, to the temple of the ram-headed fertility god Khnum while conducting the first-ever underwater surveys of the Nile.

Scientists list 2007's top 10 new species

9 years ago from UPI

PHOENIX, May 27 (UPI) -- The U.S.-led International Institute for Species Exploration announced its 2007 top 10 new species, including a 75 million-year-old duck-billed dinosaur.

What makes life go at the tropics?

9 years ago from Physorg

What causes tropical life to thrive: temperature, or sunlight? The answer is not necessarily “both.” According to a study published online this week in PNAS Early Edition, the explosion of...

Diverse life discovered on the seabed

9 years ago from Science Alert

Scientists have discovered a treasure trove of diverse life on the seafloor off Victoria's surf coast, as well as submerged river systems and lagoons.

Video: NBC video: Bottling the aroma of antiquity

9 years ago from MSNBC: Science

May 26: David Pybus — the Indiana Jones of the perfume world — is piecing together ancient perfumes from parchments, frescoes and remnants found in tombs to recreate the allure...

Dutch claim first sequencing of female DNA

9 years ago from AP Health

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) -- Dutch scientists claim they have completed the first sequencing of an individual woman's DNA....

New Research Forces U-turn In Population Migration Theory

9 years ago from Science Daily

Genetic evidence that overturns existing theories about human migration into Island Southeast Asia (covering the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysian Borneo) taking the timeline back by nearly 10,000 years has been...

Creatures discovered 1.6 km beneath seabed

9 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Researchers discovered the bacteria-like organisms at record depths where they tolerate extreme pressure and temperatures of up to 100C

Doctor's son may have died a week ago

9 years ago from UPI

FORMENTERA, Spain, May 22 (UPI) -- The son of British psychiatrist R.D. Laing had been dead for about a week when his body was found on a Spanish...

Raiding the Pantry to Add Sparkle and Shine

9 years ago from NY Times Health

There’s no need to pay $4.99 for a bottle of cleaner with ingredients the company won’t name when you can make your own with well-known ingredients for pennies.