Latest science news in Paleontology & Archaeology

Diamonds may hold clue to origins of life

10 years ago from MSNBC: Science

One of the greatest mysteries in science is how life began. Now one group of researchers says diamonds may have been life's best friend.

70-million-year-old dinosaur skeleton found

10 years ago from MSNBC: Science

Japanese and Mongolian scientists have successfully recovered the complete skeleton of a 70-million-year-old young dinosaur, a nature museum announced Thursday.

U.S. struggles to trace food in crises

10 years ago from MSNBC: Science

When there's an urgent need to trace produce in a crisis, a lot of the pieces for a rapid-response system are in place. But the U.S. hasn't quite figured out...

Banned as man, woman athlete vindicated

10 years ago from UPI

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, July 25 (UPI) -- DNA analysis has confirmed that a Dutch athlete who was banned from competition in 1950 because of doubts about her gender was...

Study explores plausibility of bulbs and tubers in the diet of early human ancestors

10 years ago from Physorg

( -- It was a dirty job, but somebody had to do it. Anthropologist Nathaniel J. Dominy of the University of California, Santa Cruz, has advanced the investigation of the...

Construction workers unearth mammoth bones in Minsk

10 years ago from Physorg

Workers building a business centre in Minsk came across the bones of two mammoths thought to be between 25,000 and 45,000 years old, an official from Belarus' Academy of Sciences...

Boy, 11, bites pit bull to fend off attack

10 years ago from MSNBC: Science

An 11-year old boy is in Brazil's media spotlight after sinking his teeth into the neck of a dog that attacked him.

Coming to America — for a great currency rate

10 years ago from MSNBC: Science

Disappointed you won’t be taking in the sights in Paris or Rome this summer? No problem. If you were hoping to rub shoulders with your French or Italian compatriots —...

Paparazzi, guards, fight at Jolie chateau

10 years ago from MSNBC: Science

French police say camouflaged paparazzi who got on to the grounds of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's chateau in southern France fought with the Hollywood couple's guards.

Rare fossils in India threatened

10 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

Nature protected rare fossils for millions of years, but humans are now destroying them, says the BBC's Salman Ravi in eastern India.

U.S.: Iraq insurgency has lost its clout

10 years ago from MSNBC: Science

The insurgency that bedeviled U.S. forces for years and killed thousands of Iraqis and Americans is "not even much of a challenge any more" to Iraq's future, the American ambassador...

A Shark Tale: Are These Mighty Ocean Predators in Trouble? [News]

10 years ago from Scientific American

Forget Jaws. The scariest thing about sharks is their tenuous future.Though often misperceived as villainous denizens of the deep, these top predators play an important role in preserving the balance...

Ancient tomb found on Italian coast

10 years ago from UPI

ANCONA, Italy, July 24 (UPI) -- Archeologists said a 2,600-year-old tomb found on the Italian coast offers clues to ancient trade routes.

Unknown insects found in 110-million-year-old amber in Spain

10 years ago from Physorg

The remains of several unknown insect species which became extinct long before dinosaurs stopped roaming the earth have been discovered in pieces of 110-million-year-old amber found in Spain, researchers said...

Suicide blast kills 8 U.S.-allied forces

10 years ago from MSNBC: Science

A female suicide bomber killed at least 8 U.S.-allied fighters in Baqouba, Iraqi police said.

Disgraced NBA ref's ex-classmates get prison

10 years ago from MSNBC: Science

Two former classmates of disgraced referee Tim Donaghy will spend over a year in prison for their roles in the betting scandal that rocked the NBA.

Trees jabbed for survival

10 years ago from Science Alert

Scientists are injecting native trees in WA’s South-West with a potent mixture of nutrients and fungicide in a race to save dwindling populations from extinction.

Prevailing Theory Of Aging Challenged: Genetic Instructions Found To Drive Aging In Worms

10 years ago from Science Daily

Age may not be rust after all. Specific genetic instructions drive aging in worms. This discovery contradicts the prevailing theory that aging is a buildup of tissue damage akin to...

Study: Typhoons bury tons of carbon in the oceans

10 years ago from Physorg

A single typhoon in Taiwan buries as much carbon in the ocean -- in the form of sediment -- as all the other rains in that country all year long...

Website offers peek into ancient, scattered Bible

10 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Religious scholars, rare document experts and history buffs around the globe will get a chance to peruse segments of the Codex Sinaiticus online, as curators launch a website showcasing the...

Bletchley Park a 'national disgrace' say top scientists

10 years ago from The Guardian - Science

The historic site of Britain's crucial code-breaking programme during the second world war is so shabby it has become a "national disgrace", scientists warned today

Showdown over packing heat in national parks

10 years ago from MSNBC: Science

The public has two weeks left to comment on the latest showdown over U.S. gun rights -- a proposal to ease the ban on concealed weapons in national parks.'s...

N. Korea signs Asian peace pact

10 years ago from MSNBC: Science

North Korea's reclusive communist regime, long seen as a nuclear threat to the region, signed a nonaggression pact with Southeast Asian nations Thursday.

'Neglect' of codebreakers' HQ

10 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

UK computer scientists sign a letter criticising the ongoing neglect of Bletchley Park - home of the wartime codebreakers.

Church surrenders ground zero lot

10 years ago from MSNBC: Science

The World Trade Center site's owner has offered $20 million to acquire the 1,200-square-foot lot of a church destroyed on Sept. 11, freeing one more piece of land needed to...

Do it! your ex!

10 years ago from MSNBC: Science

“Do you really know who people are?” That’s the slogan for pay site People Search's freshly launched (and totally free!) companion site, Do you want to know? Everybody has...

New light thrown on Roman villa remains

10 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Complete set of 30 glass counters discovered, almost 1,700 years since they went into a tomb

Secrets from the grave

10 years ago from The Guardian - Science

They might look like a heap of bones but each one of these skeletons - all hundreds of years old and on show in a new exhibition - has a poignant...