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Modern humans may have migrated into Austria 43,500 years ago

A multinational team analysed stone tools recovered during a recent re-excavation of the find site of the Venus of Willendorf in Austria. The authors identified the stone tools as belonging ...

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Answer to restoring lost island biodiversity found in fossils

Many native species have vanished from tropical islands because of human impact, but University of Florida scientists have discovered how fossils can be used to restore lost biodiversity.

Mon 22 Sep 14 from

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Minecraft recreation planned for British Museum

From the cities of Game of Thrones to a 220,000m2 model of Great Britain, Minecraft enthusiasts have proved time and time again that there's nothing they can't build brick by brick.

Mon 22 Sep 14 from The Independent

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'King Nose' dinosaur discovered after being left in storage for two decades

The remains of a 30ft-long dinosaur that had a snout so large it was branded "King Nose" has been discovered after being left in storage for two decades.

8 hours ago from The Independent

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Meet Lonesome George, the face of extinction

The tortoise known as George was the last of his kind. Now he serves as a permanent reminder of what we've lost

Mon 22 Sep 14 from Newscientist

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'Lost chapel' skeletons found holding hands after 700 years

Some relationships last a lifetime – and University of Leicester archaeologists have discovered that they can last even longer after unearthing two skeletons at a lost chapel in Leicestershire ...

Fri 19 Sep 14 from

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Asian stars enlisted to fight African rhino poaching

Increasingly desperate South African conversationists are turning to a multi-national team of "rhino ambassadors" to try to end the scourge of poaching—and Vietnamese pop diva Hong Nhung has ...

Fri 19 Sep 14 from

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Was Aristotle the inventor of science?

The ancient Greek philosopher deserves our homage, and Armand Marie Leroi delivers it in his edifying and excellent book, The Lagoon

Mon 22 Sep 14 from Newscientist

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Europeans drawn from three 'tribes'

Most present-day Europeans are a mixture of three ancient populations, according to a major study published in the journal Nature.

Wed 17 Sep 14 from BBC News

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3300 years ago, Egyptian women were using extensions and dyeing their hair

An ancient Egyptian woman who lived 3300 years ago was found to have no less than 70 hair extensions. This incredibly elaborate hairstyle was probably made especially for her resting place. ...

Fri 19 Sep 14 from ZME Science

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