Latest science news in Paleontology & Archaeology

Watch: 100-year-old man goes scuba diving for Guinness record

3 weeks ago from UPI

An Illinois man is seeking Guinness World Records recognition as the world's oldest scuba diver after he took a plunge into the water to celebrate his 100th birthday.

Fossil growth reveals insights into the climate

3 weeks ago from Science Daily

Panthasaurus maleriensis is an ancestor of today's amphibians and has been considered the most puzzling representative of the Metoposauridae. Paleontologists examined the fossil's bone tissue and compared it with other...

Cougar harassed with slingshot in Banff National Park, prompting rare charges

3 weeks ago from CBC: Technology & Science

A Saskatchewan man faces rare charges under National Parks Wildlife regulations and potential fines of up to $125,000 after allegedly using a slingshot to hurl projectiles at a cougar in...

Fossil growth reveals insights into the climate

3 weeks ago from Physorg

Panthasaurus maleriensis lived about 225 million years ago in what is now India. It is an ancestor of today's amphibians and has been considered the most puzzling representative of the...

The oldest Neanderthal DNA of Central-Eastern Europe

3 weeks ago from Science Daily

A new study reports the oldest mitochondrial genome of a Neanderthal from Central-Eastern Europe. The mitochondrial genome of the tooth, discovered at the site of Stajnia Cave in Poland, is...

Column: Trump attacks Biden and Harris as anti-vaccine, but he's the one with the anti-vaxx record

3 weeks ago from LA Times - Health

Trump's record of cozying up to anti-vaccine advocates dates back more than a decade.

Why rats would win 'Australian Survivor'

3 weeks ago from Physorg

Australian rodents skulls all correspond to one simple, size-dependent shape that is more than ten million years old but it turns out this lack of change is the secret behind...

The oldest Neanderthal DNA of Central-Eastern Europe

3 weeks ago from Physorg

Around 100,000 years ago, the climate changed abruptly and the environment of Central-Eastern Europe shifted from forested to open steppe/taiga habitat, promoting the dispersal of wooly mammoth, wooly rhino and other cold adapted...

Ancient hunters stayed in frozen Northern Europe rather than migrating to warmer areas, evidence from Arctic fox bones shows

3 weeks ago from Science Daily

Ancient hunters stayed in the coldest part of Northern Europe rather than migrating to escape freezing winter conditions, archaeologists have found.

International study gets at the root of what makes deer migrate

3 weeks ago from Physorg

From the Rocky Mountains to the Alps, the question of whether a deer population migrates can be answered by how springtime comes to the landscapes they occupy.

Look: Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley reunite for 'puppy play date'

3 weeks ago from UPI

"The Vampire Diaries" alums Nina Dobrev and Paul Wesley hung out with their dogs and Wesley's wife, Ines de Ramon.

Study reveals how stone forests get their spikes

3 weeks ago from UPI

Scientists have discovered how rock spires in stone forests get their sharp points.

Ancient hunters stayed in frozen Northern Europe rather than migrating, evidence from Arctic fox bones shows

3 weeks ago from Physorg

Ancient hunters stayed in the coldest part of Northern Europe rather than migrating to escape freezing winter conditions, archeologists have found.

How do stone forests get their spikes? New research offers pointed answer

3 weeks ago from Physorg

Stone forests—pointed rock formations resembling trees that populate regions of China, Madagascar, and many other locations worldwide—are as majestic as they are mysterious, created by uncertain forces that give them...

Navy searches for missing USS Nimitz sailor

3 weeks ago from UPI

The U.S. Navy said Monday it's searching the North Arabian Sea for a sailor aboard the USS Nimitz reported missing.

Ancient bony fish forces rethink of how sharks evolved

3 weeks ago from Science Daily

Sharks' non-bony skeletons were thought to be the template before bony internal skeletons evolved, but a new fossil discovery suggests otherwise.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appears at extradition hearing

3 weeks ago from UPI

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared at London's Old Bailey on Monday for a hearing to determine whether he should be extradited to the United States to face espionage charges.

'Wild West' mentality lingers in modern populations of US mountain regions

3 weeks ago from Physorg

When historian Frederick Jackson Turner presented his famous thesis on the US frontier in 1893, he described the "coarseness and strength combined with acuteness and acquisitiveness" it had forged in...

Ancient bony fish forces rethink of how sharks evolved

3 weeks ago from Physorg

Sharks' non-bony skeletons were thought to be the template before bony internal skeletons evolved, but a new fossil discovery suggests otherwise.

Upside down houses for the dead at Maeshowe

3 weeks ago from Physorg

New archaeological research by the University of the Highlands and Islands at the Stone Age tomb, Maeshowe located within the Orkney UNESCO World Heritage Site, has found its side chambers...

On This Day, Sept. 7: Nazi Germany launches London Blitz

3 weeks ago from UPI

On Sept. 7, 1940, Nazi Germany launched the London blitz, bombings that Adolf Hitler believed would soften Britain for invasion.

A day in the life of an eagle wrangler

3 weeks ago from PopSci

Lauren McGough hunts with her golden eagle. (Jenna Close/Courtesy of P2 Photography/)This article was originally published by Coffee or Die Magazine on August 19, 2018. For more stories like this, visit www.coffeeordie.com.Lauren McGough and her Kazakh mentor...

'Tenet' tops the North American box office with $20.2M

3 weeks ago from UPI

Christopher Nolan's spy thriller "Tenet" is the No. 1 movie at North American theaters, earning $20.2 million in receipts this weekend, BoxOfficeMojo.com announced on Sunday.

Shark researchers size up real 'Megalodon' for first time

A study reveals true scale of the prehistoric mega-shark made famous in Jason Statham's The Meg.

U.S. Open tennis: Novak Djokovic, Naomi Osaka reach fourth round

4 weeks ago from UPI

Top-seeded Novak Djokovic remained perfect this year and advanced to the fourth round of the U.S. Open with a straight-sets win over Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff.

Look: Pickup truck attempting to park ends up in retention pond

4 weeks ago from UPI

Authorities in Florida said a pickup truck had to be fished out of the retention pond outside a courthouse when the driver's boot became stuck on the accelerator while attempting...

Enzyme doesn't need oxygen to make ethylene

4 weeks ago from C&EN

Finding offers a possibly safer biosynthetic route to the important feedstock

Sara Haines to return as 'The View' co-host in Season 24

4 weeks ago from UPI

Sara Haines said it's a "tremendous honor" to rejoin "The View" as a co-host in Season 24.