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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...
Forelimb bone data predicts predator style
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Forelimb bone data predicts predator style

June 30th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
At the start of their research, paleobiologists Christine Janis and Borja Figueirido simply wanted to determine the hunting style...
Research provides new theory on cause of ice age 2.6 million years ago
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Research provides new theory on cause of ice age 2.6 million years ago

June 27th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Research provides new theory on cause of ice age 2.6 million years...
An Ecological Assessment over Several Millennia
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An Ecological Assessment over Several Millennia

June 24th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
An Ecological Assessment over Several...
Discovery of Earth’s Northernmost Perennial Spring
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Discovery of Earth’s Northernmost Perennial Spring

June 19th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Discovery of Earth’s Northernmost Perennial...
Studies show movements of continents speeding up after slow ‘middle age’
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Studies show movements of continents speeding up after slow ‘middle age’

June 16th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Two studies show that the movement rate of plates carrying the Earth's crust may not be constant over time. This could provide a...
First atlas of Inuit Arctic trails launched
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First atlas of Inuit Arctic trails launched

June 11th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
New digital resource brings together centuries of cultural knowledge for the first time, showing that networks of trails over...
Climate not to blame for the disappearance of large mammals
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Climate not to blame for the disappearance of large mammals

June 4th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
A new study unequivocally points to humans as the cause of the mass extinction of large animals all over the world during the...
Australia’s deadly eruptions the reason for the first mass extinction
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Australia’s deadly eruptions the reason for the first mass extinction

May 30th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
A Curtin University researcher has shown that ancient volcanic eruptions in Australia 510 million years ago significantly...
Ancient DNA ends Aussie claim to kiwi origins
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Ancient DNA ends Aussie claim to kiwi origins

May 28th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Australia can no longer lay claim to the origins of the iconic New Zealand kiwi following research showing the kiwi's closest...
Buried fossil soils found to be awash in carbon
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Buried fossil soils found to be awash in carbon

May 27th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Soils that formed on the Earth's surface thousands of years ago and that are now deeply buried features of vanished landscapes...
Study uncovers new evidence on species evolution
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Study uncovers new evidence on species evolution

May 15th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
A study involving Simon Fraser University researchers and published today in the journal Science has found evidence for the...
Comet theory over cold snap and Clovis culture proven false
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Comet theory over cold snap and Clovis culture proven false

May 13th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Controversy over what sparked the Younger Dryas, a brief return to near glacial conditions at the end of the Ice Age, includes a...
Tracking turtles in time may resolve evolutionary debate
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Tracking turtles in time may resolve evolutionary debate

May 6th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Turtles are more closely related to birds and crocodilians than to lizards and snakes, according to a study from Dartmouth, Yale...
Metabolism may have started in our early oceans before the origin of life
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Metabolism may have started in our early oceans before the origin of life

April 27th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
The chemical reactions behind metabolism – the processes that occur within all living organisms in order to sustain life –...
Researchers Find 3-million-year-old Landscape Beneath Greenland Ice Sheet
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Researchers Find 3-million-year-old Landscape Beneath Greenland Ice Sheet

April 21st, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Glaciers and ice sheets are commonly thought to work like a belt sander. As they move over the land they scrape off everything...
Chickens to chili peppers, the search for the first genetic engineers
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Chickens to chili peppers, the search for the first genetic engineers

April 18th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Information about archaeological remains of ancient chili peppers in Mexico along with a study of the appearance of words for...