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Journey to the centre of the earth
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Journey to the centre of the earth

October 17th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
UCSB geochemist uses helium and lead isotopes to obtain a better understanding of the makeup of the planet’s deep...
New ‘tree of life’ traces evolution of a mysterious cotinga birds
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New ‘tree of life’ traces evolution of a mysterious cotinga birds

October 15th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
They are known as some of the brightest, loudest, most unusual looking, and least understood birds that glide across our skies....
Swiss Scientists Explain Evolution of Extreme Parasites
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Swiss Scientists Explain Evolution of Extreme Parasites

October 14th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Extreme adaptations of species usually cause such considerable changes that their evolutionary history is difficult to recreate....
Around the world in 400,000 years: The journey of the red fox
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Around the world in 400,000 years: The journey of the red fox

October 8th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Imagine trying to trace your genetic history using sources from just your mother’s side. That’s exactly what scientists...
How geography affects animal evolution
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How geography affects animal evolution

October 7th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
A new and potentially more revealing way of studying how animal evolution is affected by the geography of climate has been...
On invasive species, it turns out Darwin was right all along, study shows
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On invasive species, it turns out Darwin was right all along, study shows

October 2nd, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Dov Sax of Brown University and Jason Fridley from Syracuse University aren’t offering a new idea to explain species...
Greenland Ice Sheet more vulnerable to climate change than previously thought
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Greenland Ice Sheet more vulnerable to climate change than previously thought

September 30th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
A brand new model developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge has indicated that despite its apparent stability, the...
Human genome was shaped by an evolutionary arms race with itself
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Human genome was shaped by an evolutionary arms race with itself

September 28th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
New findings by scientists at the University of California, Santa Cruz, suggest that an evolutionary arms race between rival...
Answer to restoring lost island biodiversity found in fossils
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Answer to restoring lost island biodiversity found in fossils

September 23rd, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Many native species have disappeared from tropical islands because of human activity, but University of Florida scientists have...
First eyewitness accounts of mystery volcanic eruption
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First eyewitness accounts of mystery volcanic eruption

September 19th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
The eruption occurred just before the 1815 Tambora volcanic eruption, which is famous for its overwhelming impact on climate...
The Age of the Sahara desert
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The Age of the Sahara desert

September 18th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
A team of scientists from Norway, France and China revise the view that the Sahara desert has existed for only the last...
Study finds Great Barrier Reef is an effective wave absorber
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Study finds Great Barrier Reef is an effective wave absorber

September 17th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Novel research has found that the Great Barrier Reef is an extraordinarily effective wave absorber, despite large gaps between...
Mosses survive climate catastrophes
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Mosses survive climate catastrophes

September 16th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Mosses have existed on Earth for more than 400 million years. During this period they survived many climate catastrophes that...
The Gulf Stream kept going during the last Ice Age
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The Gulf Stream kept going during the last Ice Age

September 16th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
The warm Atlantic water continued to flow into the icy Nordic seas during the coldest periods of the last Ice...
Ancient peach stones offer clues to fruit’s origins
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Ancient peach stones offer clues to fruit’s origins

September 7th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
As peach trees in the Niagara Region of Ontario give up the last of their fruit for the season, their ancestors halfway around...
Trinity geologists re-write Earth’s evolutionary history books
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Trinity geologists re-write Earth’s evolutionary history books

September 4th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Geologists from Trinity College Dublin have rewritten the evolutionary history books by finding that oxygen-producing life forms...
Flapping baby birds offer clues to origin of flight
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Flapping baby birds offer clues to origin of flight

August 29th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
How did the earliest birds take wing? Did they fall from trees and learn to flap their forelimbs to avoid crashing? Or did they...
Snails Tell of the Rise and Fall of the Tibetan Plateau
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Snails Tell of the Rise and Fall of the Tibetan Plateau

August 29th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
The rise of the Tibetan plateau — the largest topographic anomaly above sea level on Earth — is important for both its...
Evolutionary history of honeybees revealed by genomics
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Evolutionary history of honeybees revealed by genomics

August 28th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
In a study published in Nature Genetics, researchers from Uppsala University present the first global analysis of genome...
Walking fish reveal how our ancestors evolved onto land
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Walking fish reveal how our ancestors evolved onto land

August 28th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
About 400 million years ago a group of fish began exploring land and evolved into tetrapods – today's amphibians, reptiles,...
Citizen scientists saving lives around deadly ‘Throat of Fire’ volcano
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Citizen scientists saving lives around deadly ‘Throat of Fire’ volcano

August 22nd, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Citizen scientists are saving lives of people living in the shadow of deadly volcanoes according to new research from the...
Pre-Columbian Mycobacterial Genomes Reveal Seals as a Source of New World Human Tuberculosis
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Pre-Columbian Mycobacterial Genomes Reveal Seals as a Source of New World Human Tuberculosis

August 20th, 2014 | by heritagedaily
Tuberculosis is one of the most persistent and deadliest infectious diseases in the world, killing one to two million people each...
500 million year reset for the immune system
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500 million year reset for the immune system

August 19th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
A single factor has the potential to reset the immune system of mice to a state similar to what it was 500 million years ago, a...
Mind-Blowing Giant Crystals — What Can They Teach Us?
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Mind-Blowing Giant Crystals — What Can They Teach Us?

August 12th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Giant gypsum crystals -- some of which are in excess of 30 feet long and half a million years old -- are found deep within the...
Reconstructions show how some of the earliest animals lived…and died
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Reconstructions show how some of the earliest animals lived…and died

August 12th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
New three-dimensional reconstructions display how some of the world’s earliest animals developed, and offer some answers as to...
Scientists to explore how insects evolved ultrasonic hearing abilities over millennia
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Scientists to explore how insects evolved ultrasonic hearing abilities over millennia

August 6th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
The Leverhulme Trust has awarded a grant of £250,000 to a team of scientists led by the University of Lincoln, UK, to research...
Jeju Island is a live volcano
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Jeju Island is a live volcano

July 22nd, 2014 | by archaeologynews
In Jeju, renowned as an attractive holiday destination with natural tourism resources, a recent study unveiled a volcanic...
New view of Rainier’s volcanic plumbing
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New view of Rainier’s volcanic plumbing

July 17th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Electrical images show flows of fluids to magma...
Dodos and spotted green pigeons are descendants of an island hopping bird
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Dodos and spotted green pigeons are descendants of an island hopping bird

July 17th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
According to scientists, the mysterious spotted green pigeon (Caloenas maculata) was a relative of the dodo. Scientists have...
Rewriting the history of volcanic forcing during the past 2,000 years
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Rewriting the history of volcanic forcing during the past 2,000 years

July 6th, 2014 | by heritagedaily
A year-by-year record of volcanic eruptions from a comprehensive Antarctic ice core...