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December 8, 2020

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Massive explosions of energy happening thousands of light-years from Earth may have left traces in our planet's biology and geology, according to ...
For centuries, historians and scientists mostly agreed that when early human groups sought food, men hunted and women gathered. Not so, ...
In the nearly two centuries since 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit (37.0 degrees Celsius) was established as the standard 'normal' body temperature, it has been used as the measure by ...
The first analysis of a sedimentary drill core representing 1 million years of environmental history in the East African ...
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Incredible Vision in Ancient Marine Creatures Drove an Evolutionary Arms Race

Ancient deep sea creatures called radiodonts had incredible vision that likely drove an evolutionary arms race according to new ...

Geoscientists Use Zircon to Trace Origin of Earth's Continents

Geoscientists have long known that some parts of the continents formed in the Earth's deep past, but the speed in which land rose above global seas -- and the exact shapes that land masses ...

New Theory on 'Venus' Figurines

One of world's earliest examples of art, the enigmatic `Venus' figurines carved some 30,000 years ago, have intrigued and puzzled scientists for nearly two centuries. Now a researcher ...

Transportation of Water Into the Deep Earth by Al-Phase D

Researchers have recently measured the propagation speed of ultrasonic waves in an aluminum-rich hydrous mineral called Al-phase D at pressure conditions relevant to the Earth's deep mantle. ...

Researchers Explore Population Size, Density in Rise of Centralized Power in Antiquity

A group of researchers developed Power Theory, a model emphasizing the role of demography in political centralization, and applied it to the shift in power dynamics in prehistoric northern coastal ...

Pyroclasts Protect the Paintings of Pompeii Buried but Damage Them When They Are Unearthed

A study shows that pyroclasts may be putting the conservation of the paintings of Pompeii at risk. Specifically, the ions leached from these materials and the underground ion-rich waters from the ...

Warbler Coloration Shaped by Evolution Via Distinct Paths

Two genes that are important for the diverse colors and patterns of warbler plumage have evolved through two very different processes, according to a new study. These evolutionary processes could ...

Cereal, Olive and Vine Pollen Reveal Market Integration in Ancient Greece

By analyzing sediment cores taken from six sites in southern Greece, an international team of researchers identified trends in cereal, olive, and vine pollen indicating structural changes in ...

How Stable Is the Antarctic Ice Sheet?

As temperatures rise due to climate change, the melting of polar ice sheets is accelerating. An international team of scientists has now examined the dynamics of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet more ...

Only Dinosaurs Found in Ireland Described for the First Time

The only dinosaur bones ever found on the island of Ireland have been formally confirmed for the first time by a team of experts. The two fossils are from two different dinosaurs, a four-legged ...

Ancient Blanket Made With 11,500 Turkey Feathers

New research sheds light on the production of an 800-year-old turkey feather blanket and explores the economic and cultural aspects of raising turkeys to supply feathers in the ancient ...

Ice Sheets on the Move: How North and South Poles Connect

Over the past 40,000 years, ice sheets thousands of kilometers apart have influenced one another through sea level changes, according to new research. New modelling of ice sheet changes during the ...

New Insights Into How the CRISPR Immune System Evolved

Although CRISPR-Cas has found many uses in biotechnology and medicine, it originates in nature, where it functions as a microbial immune system. Scientists shed new light on how CRISPR-Cas emerged ...

T. Rex Had Huge Growth Spurts, but Other Dinos Grew Slow and Steady

By cutting into dinosaur bones and analyzing the growth lines, a team of researchers discovered that T. rex and its closest relatives got big thanks to a huge growth spurt in adolescence, while its ...

Researchers Go Underwater to Study How Sponge Species Vanished

Researchers embarked on an underwater journey to solve a mystery: Why did sponges of the Agelas oroides species, which used to be common in the shallow waters along the Mediterranean coast of Israel, ...

Secrets of the 'Lost Crops' Revealed Where Bison Roam

Blame it on the bison. If not for the wooly, boulder-sized beasts that once roamed North America in vast herds, ancient people might have looked past the little barley that grew under those ...

New Light on Polar Explorer's Last Hours

Chemical analyzes of a black spot in a diary shed new light on the destiny and tragic death of legendary Inuit polar expedition member Jørgen Brønlund in Northeast Greenland in ...

Ancient People Relied on Coastal Environments to Survive the Last Glacial Maximum

Excavations on the south coast of South Africa have uncovered evidence of human occupations from the end of the last ice age, approximately 35,000 years ago, through the complex transition to the ...

Genetics Behind Deadly Oat Blight

A multi-institution team has identified the genetic mechanisms that enable the production of a deadly toxin called Victorin - the causal agent for Victoria blight of oats, a disease that wiped out ...

Nature Is Widely Adapted to Current Climate -- Making It Harder to Adjust to a New One

To do the right thing at the right time, organisms need to glean cues from their environment. With ongoing climate change, the timing of these cues, like the accumulation of warm days, is rapidly ...

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