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Woolly mammoths' genes decoded, bringing clues to how they died out and how they could come back

Researchers have decoded the DNA of two woolly mammoths, giving further clues to how they died out and leaving us with full instructions of how to put one back together again.

Fri 24 Apr 15 from The Independent

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Jaws meets kangaroo? Rare, cute pocket shark found in deep

Think Jaws meets a kangaroo, with maybe a touch of cute kitten, and you've got the aptly named pocket shark—the newest and rarest species found off the U.S. coast.

Thu 23 Apr 15 from Phys.org

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Stegosaurus plate shape may reveal gender

SEXUAL DIMORPHISM: The shape of the bony plates along the back of the long-extinct Stegosaurus may have differed if the dinosaur were male or female, researchers say.

Wed 22 Apr 15 from ABC Science

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Liquid mercury found under Mexican pyramid could lead to king's tomb

Researcher reports 'large quantities' of the substance under ruins of Teotihuacan in discovery that could shed light on city's mysterious leaders Continue reading...

Fri 24 Apr 15 from Guardian.co.uk

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Aid workers should read through archaeologists' notebooks on building houses

Aid workers who provide shelter following natural disasters, such as hurricanes or earthquakes, should consider long-term archaeological information about how locals constructed their homes ...

Fri 24 Apr 15 from Phys.org

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Graeco-Roman papyrus memoirs reveal ancient Egyptian treatment for hangover

(Phys.org)—Researchers working on the Egypt Exploration Project, part of which is a task that involves translating thousands of documents nearly two thousand years old, written on sheets of ...

Fri 24 Apr 15 from Phys.org

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Deciphering the demise of Neandertals

Researchers from the University of Bologna, Italy, and the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, analysed two deciduous teeth from the prehistoric sites of ...

Fri 24 Apr 15 from Phys.org

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Look mom, no eardrums: Studying evolution beyond the fossil record

Researchers at the RIKEN Evolutionary Morphology Laboratory and the University of Tokyo in Japan have determined that the eardrum evolved independently in mammals and diapsids—the taxonomic ...

Wed 22 Apr 15 from Phys.org

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Study finds ancient clam beaches not so natural

In their second study to be published in just over a year, an SFU led team of scientists has discovered that ancient coastal Indigenous people were more than hunter-gatherers.

Wed 22 Apr 15 from Phys.org

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Dinosaur Egg Stash Found During China Roadwork

A nest of 43 dinosaur eggs were revealed in red sandstone as construction workers dug into a road in the city's center.

Wed 22 Apr 15 from Discovery.com

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