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Gabon Fossils Reveal Complex, Multicellular Life 2 Billion Years Old

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The existence of multicellular organisms,  the first complex life forms (made up of several cells) has been extended from about 600 million years in the past to over 2 billion...

Sperm whale's giant head uncovered

8 years ago from LA Times - Science

The largest fossilized skull of the mammal is found off the coast of Peru. The 12-million-year-old skull belonged to a now-extinct genus and species of sperm whale. ...

A worm bites off enough to chew

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Dramatic scenes are played out under Ralf Sommer's microscope: his research object, the roundworm Pristionchus pacificus, bites another worm, tears open a hole in its side and devours the oozing...

Ostrich wings possible dinosaur clue

8 years ago from UPI

LONDON, July 1 (UPI) -- Even though ostriches can't fly, how they use their wings when running offers clues to how two-legged dinosaurs may have moved, European researchers say. ...

Genetic variations offer longer life

8 years ago from News @ Nature

Many centenarians carry particular genetic signatures.

Tibetans Underwent Fastest Evolution Seen in Humans

8 years ago from Live Science

In a relative blink of the eye, ancient Tibetans evolved to thrive in low-oxygen conditions of the Plateau.

Pups offer hope for wolf breed near extinction

8 years ago from MSNBC: Science

They looked just like five well-behaved puppies, barely squirming, when a veterinarian gave them their eight-week inoculations. In reality, experts believe the tiny animals offer hope for a nearly extinct...

3,200-year-old bronze tablet identified as battle chariot linchpin

8 years ago from Science Daily

A 3,200-year-old round bronze tablet with a carved face of a woman, found at the El-ahwat excavation site near Katzir in central Israel, is part of a linchpin that held...

Ancient macrofossils unearthed in West Africa

8 years ago from News @ Nature

Two-billion-year-old fossils could indicate steps towards multicellularity.

Ongoing pregnancy rates from vitrified eggs as good as those from fresh

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Embryos derived from oocytes (eggs) cryopreserved by the vitrification method are just as likely to produce an on-going pregnancy as those involving fresh oocytes, the 26th annual meeting of the...

A big week for Woods between majors

8 years ago from AP Science

By DOUG FERGUSON 2010-06-30T21:16:49Z NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) -- Tiger Woods' tee shot was headed for the front pin...

Insect research gives humans six legs up

8 years ago from Physorg

( -- You could say that Bert Hölldobler's career began during a childhood walk in the Bavarian woods with his father. The elder Holldobler turned over a rock out in...

Feast and famine: MRI reveals secrets of animal anatomy

8 years ago from Science Daily

Scientists have used Computer Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI to reveal, for the first time noninvasively, how a snake adapts its internal organs in preparation for a big...

Unusual 17th-century Dutch horse burial site found

8 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Archeologists have uncovered a mass grave with the complete skeletons of 51 horses buried side-by-side, probably the long-forgotten equine victims of a 17th century battle over a...

'Mummies of the World' comes to Los Angeles

8 years ago from MSNBC: Science

"Mummies of the World" is the largest traveling exhibition of mummies ever assembled. Los Angeles - Ancient Egypt - Mummy - Archaeology - Social Sciences

Computer automatically deciphers ancient language

8 years ago from Physorg

In his 2002 book Lost Languages, Andrew Robinson, then the literary editor of the London Times' higher-education supplement, declared that "successful archaeological decipherment has turned out to require a synthesis...

Ancient slipper saved for posterity

A shoe dating from the 17th Century, found in a box under a bed on the island of Canna, is carefully preserved.

Egypt finds evidence of unfinished ancient tomb

8 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Egyptian archaeologists who have completed excavations on an unfinished ancient tunnel believe it was meant to connect a 3,300-year-old pharaoh's tomb with a secret burial site, the...

Robots vie for World Cup glory in Singapore

8 years ago from Physorg

As World Cup action heated up in South Africa, Pele was making his own piece of football history in Singapore.

Gerald Fink Awarded 2010 Gruber Genetics Prize

8 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

Whitehead Institute Founding Member Gerald Fink has been awarded the 2010 Genetics Prize of The Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation for his groundbreaking research in yeast genetics.

Green living on Strawberry Hill

8 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

A new subdivision in Stratford features greener homes and a greener community for those who live there.

Do eggs matured in the laboratory result in babies with Large Offspring syndrome?

8 years ago from Science Blog

Rome, Italy: A review of studies of babies born after in vitro maturation (IVM) fertility treatment has suggested that they are more likely to be born larger than normal and...

In pictures: Angels and devils

Stunning pictures of tiny and mysterious sea angels and devils, weird molluscs that live under the Arctic ice.

T. Rex Plodded Like an Elephant, Nerve Study Says

8 years ago from National Geographic

The mighty Tyrannosaurus rex just didn't have the nerves—literally—to be a fast, agile killing machine, a new study says. ...

Bell from Famed Wreck of Andrea Doria Discovered

8 years ago from Live Science

Lucky divers spot bell in seafloor sands.

Dating violence reports rise

8 years ago from CBC: Health

Rates of dating violence reported to police increased steeply between 2004 and 2008, Statistics Canada says.

Diver "Vanishes" in Portal to Maya Underworld

8 years ago from National Geographic

An explorer "disappears" into the floor of a pool sacred to the ancient Maya, and divers find the first known fossils in Belize. Video. ...

CU-Boulder researcher finds 10,000 year-old hunting weapon in melting ice patch

8 years ago from Science Blog

To the untrained eye, University of Colorado at Boulder Research Associate Craig Lee’s recent discovery of a 10,000-year-old wooden hunting weapon might look like a small branch that blew off...