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Longest-ever eDNA study offers important insights into ocean health
Tiny genetic ‘breadcrumbs’ left behind by marine organisms offer unprecedented insights into ocean biodiversity and how it changes over time [...]
Giant 'megalodon' shark extinct earlier than previously thought
Megalodon – a giant predatory shark that has inspired numerous documentaries, books and blockbuster movies – likely went extinct at least one [...]
Uncovering the evolution of the brain
What makes us human, and where does this mysterious property of “humanness” come from? Humans are genetically similar to chimpanzees and [...]
Mesopotamian Magic: Ancient Tablets Reveal a World of Witches, Sorcerers and Exorcists
Ancient Mesopotamia was a vast region in Western Asia which has become known as the ‘cradle of civilization’ due to the huge number of feats the culture [...]
New study suggests possibility of recent underground volcanism on Mars
A study published last year in the journal Science suggested liquid water is present beneath the south polar ice cap of Mars. Now, a new study in the AGU [...]
Insulating crust kept cryomagma liquid for millions of years on nearby dwarf planet
A recent NASA mission to the dwarf planet Ceres found brilliant, white spots of salts on its surface. New research led by The University of Texas at Austin [...]
The Dare Stone – Hoax or History of the Lost Roanoke Colony?
In 1937, a man walked into the history department at Emory University with a stone in his hand that had a mysterious inscription, which he had supposedly [...]
Young Neanderthal Footprint Found in Gibraltar is Only the Second Example in the World
The sand sheets in the rampant dunes above Catalan Bay in Gibraltar are a relic of the last glaciation, when the sea level was up to 120 meters below [...]
Experts May Have Identified the Long Lost Tomb of Romulus, Founder of Rome
Myths were very important in the ancient world. The Roman myth of Romulus and Remus is one such example and many believe that it is based on real-life [...]
Making Copper Look Like Gold: 1,400-Year-Old Moche Graves Reveal Rich Artifacts of Ancient Elite
A team of archaeologists digging at the Ucupe archaeological site in the north-western Peruvian region of Lambayeque have discovered Moche civilization [...]