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Description Volcanic activity did not play a direct role in the mass extinction event that killed the dinosaurs and about 75% of Earth’s species 66 million years ago, according to a team involving University of Southampton researchers. Two planetary-scale disturbances occurred within a million years of one ano

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Updated 20 January 2020

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Description HUMAN skulls were transformed into pots and drinking cups as recently as the Bronze Age, experts claim. Our ancestors would "meticulously extract" the scalp and flesh (and potentially eat them), before turning the skulls into bowls, decorations and even war trophies.

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Updated 20 January 2020

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Description A 550-million-year-old fossilized digestive tract found in the Nevada desert could be a key to understanding the early history of animals on Earth. More than a half-billion years ago, life on Earth consisted of simple ocean organisms unlike anything living in today's oceans. Then, beginning about

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Updated 20 January 2020

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Description Volcanic activity did not play a direct role in the mass extinction event that killed the dinosaurs, according to an international, Yale-led team of researchers. It was all about the asteroid. In a break from a number of other recent studies, Yale assistant professor of geology & geophysics P

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Updated 20 January 2020

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Updated 19 January 2020

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Description Clams were useful as both food and tools.

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Updated 19 January 2020

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Updated 19 January 2020

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Updated 18 January 2020

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Description The idol was revered at Pachacamac for 700 years before Spanish conquest.

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Updated 17 January 2020

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Description Parioscorpio venator is the oldest-known scorpion reported to date, living between 437.5 to 436.5 million years ago.

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Updated 17 January 2020

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Updated 17 January 2020

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Description New evidence suggests Neanderthals gathered clam shells and volcanic rock from the bottom of the Mediterranean, which they fashioned into tools.

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Updated 17 January 2020

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Updated 17 January 2020

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Description Dragonflies and damselflies are animals that may appear gentle but are — in fact — ancient hunters. The closely related insects shared an ancestor over 250 million years ago — long before dinosaurs — and provide a glimpse into how an ancient neural system controlled precise and swift aerial assaults

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Updated 17 January 2020

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Description The field of evolutionary biology has seen its share of spirited debates. But if there's one principle that virtually every expert in the field agrees on, it’s that natural selection occurs at the level of the genome. But now, a UC San Francisco–led research team has discovered the first conclusi

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Updated 17 January 2020

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Description Scientists studying fossils collected 35 years ago have identified them as the oldest-known scorpion species, a prehistoric animal from about 437 million years ago. The researchers found that the animal likely had the capacity to breathe in both ancient oceans and on land. The discovery provides

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Updated 17 January 2020

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Description Neanderthals are not nearly as oafish or as dim-witted as we once thought. Not only did this fellow hominin walk upright with a posture not unlike our own, but some populations in Western Europe might even have swum on a regular basis.

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Updated 16 January 2020

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Description The extinct shark Edestus used its teeth like saw blades, sliding them past each other like a power tool to slice through the soft flesh of its prey

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Updated 16 January 2020

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Description THE DEATH of the dinosaurs was definitely caused by an asteroid impact, according to a team of scientists who were evaluating whether the newer theory that volcanoes led to their demise was accurate. The researchers used a variety of methods to assess ancient temperature records and the amount of greenhouse gases that could have been in the atmosphere.

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Updated 16 January 2020

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Description Archaeologists have found a collection of seashells and volcanic rock once owned by Neanderthals in Grotta dei Moscerini in central Italy.

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Updated 16 January 2020

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Updated 16 January 2020

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Description Since the discovery of Asgard archaea in 2015, evidence has mounted that these peculiar single-celled organisms could be the source of all complex life – including us

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Updated 15 January 2020

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Description A new study provides our first glimpse of fossil feathers near the South Pole.

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Updated 15 January 2020

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Description The passage of time holds few changes for the Ginkgo biloba tree, commonly known as the maidenhair. For tens of millions of years and through mass extinctions, this "botanical oddity" has stood unwavering, an ever-fixed "living fossil", as the worl

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Updated 15 January 2020

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Updated 15 January 2020

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Description Interstellar dust is an important component of our galaxy. Condensed in the outflow of dying stars, it is used to study stellar evolution, nucleosynthesis and the chemical development of the galaxy. Although dust only presents about 1 percent of the mass in the interstellar medium (ISM), it c

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Updated 15 January 2020

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Description Scientists identified the oldest material on Earth: 7 billion-year-old stardust in a massive, rocky meteorite that struck our planet half a century ago.

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Updated 14 January 2020

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Updated 14 January 2020