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'Vampire burial' reveals efforts to prevent child's return from grave

The discovery of a 10-year-old's body at an ancient Roman site in Italy suggests measures were taken to prevent the child, possibly infected with malaria, from rising from the dead and spreading ...

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Smallest ever Tylosaurus fossil sheds light on species

The smallest Tylosaurus mosasaur fossil ever found has been revealed in a new study in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology and surprisingly it lacks a trademark feature of the species.

Fri 12 Oct 18 from

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Guess what these young dinosaurs ate when their parents weren't looking

Imagine a crew of hungry toddlers and kindergartners with unrestricted access to the kitchen. Would they gorge themselves on candy, chips and ice cream?

Fri 12 Oct 18 from

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Ronald Reagan goes 3D as a hologram at his presidential museum

The nation's 40th president goes high-tech to serve as The Great Communicator once again        

16 hours ago from USA today

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Clues from a Somalian cavefish about modern mammals' dark past

After millions of years living in constant darkness, a species of blind cavefish found only in Somalia has lost an ancient system of DNA repair. That DNA repair system, found in organisms including ...

Thu 11 Oct 18 from

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Study shows people died from body fluid vaporization due to pyroclastic flows from Vesuvius

A team of researchers at the Federico II University Hospital in Italy has found evidence that suggests many people living in Herculaneum during the 79 AD eruption of Mt. Vesuvius were killed ...

Wed 10 Oct 18 from

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Newly described fossils could help reveal why some dinos got so big

By the time non-avian dinosaurs went extinct, plant-eating sauropods like the Brontosaurus had grown to gargantuan proportions. Weighing in as much as 100 tons, the long-neck behemoths are the ...

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Roman "vampire burial" tells tale of ancient undead fears

Nowadays vampires and zombies are the stuff of movies, but for many ancient cultures they were seen as a very real threat. Now archaeologists excavating a children's cemetery in Italy ...

7 hours ago from Gizmag

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Madagascar: claims for early settlement debunked

There is no evidence that humans co-existed with megafauna, new bone study finds. Dyani Lewis reports.

Wed 10 Oct 18 from Cosmos Magazine

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T rex's terrifying cousin called 'Dynamoterror' is discovered

Remains of an ancient relative of the T rex (pictured) were found in the Menefee Formation of New Mexico which was part of an ancient continent called Laramidia.

Thu 11 Oct 18 from Daily Mail

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