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Million-Mummy Cemetery Unearthed in Egypt

The remains of a child from more than 1,500 years ago were found among remains dating to the time when the Roman or Byzantine Empire ruled Egypt.

4 hours ago from Discovery.com

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550-million-year-old fossils provide new clues about fossil formation

A new study from University of Missouri and Virginia Tech researchers is challenging accepted ideas about how ancient soft-bodied organisms become part of the fossil record. Findings suggest ...

2 hours ago from Phys.org

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Prehistoric platypus-like reptile uncovered

PREHISTORIC 'PLATYPUS': A bizarre prehistoric platypus-like species of marine reptile with a short neck and duck-like beak has been discovered by palaeontologists in China.

20 hours ago from ABC Science

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Yeti polar bear theory challenged

A theory that the Himalayas' mythical yeti is a rare polar bear-brown bear hybrid animal is being challenged.

4 hours ago from BBC News

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Dental plaque reveals key plant in prehistoric Easter Island diet

A University of Otago, New Zealand, PhD student analysing dental calculus (hardened plaque) from ancient teeth is helping resolve the question of what plant foods Easter Islanders relied on ...

Mon 15 Dec 14 from Phys.org

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Research shows Jaws didn't kill his cousin

New research suggests our jawed ancestors weren't responsible for the demise of their jawless cousins as had been assumed. Instead Dr Robert Sansom from The University of Manchester believes ...

Tue 16 Dec 14 from Phys.org

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Gothic cathedrals blend iron and stone

Using radiocarbon dating on metal found in Gothic cathedrals, an interdisciplinary team has shown, for the first time through absolute dating, that iron was used to reinforce stone from the ...

Wed 17 Dec 14 from Phys.org

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DNA sheds light on why largest lemurs disappeared

Ancient DNA extracted from the bones and teeth of giant lemurs that lived thousands of years ago in Madagascar may help explain why the giant lemurs went extinct. It also explains what factors ...

Tue 16 Dec 14 from Phys.org

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Racton Man: Analysis shows famous skeleton was a 6ft Bronze Age superman

A quarter of a century after his skeleton was unearthed in a Sussex field, "Racton Man" has finally revealed his secrets. And it turns out he was quite the Bronze Age hero.

Mon 15 Dec 14 from The Independent

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The most-read Nature news stories of 2014

Black holes, stem cells and the changing face of academic publishing were popular topics for our readers this year. Here are the top ten most-read stories of 2014.

Wed 17 Dec 14 from Nature News

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