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The Lost Hobbits of the Eastern Arctic

Scientists never understood what became of the Paleo-Eskimos who once peopled the north. Now they know—and there's new reason to miss them

Thu 28 Aug 14 from TIME

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How fish can learn to walk

Land-raised bichirs provide insight into evolutionary pressures facing first vertebrates to live on land.

Wed 27 Aug 14 from Nature News

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Museum to display 6,500-year-old human skeleton

The public will soon get to see an ancient human skeleton recently rediscovered in a Philadelphia museum's storage room.

Fri 29 Aug 14 from

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Ancient metal workers were not slaves but highly regarded craftsmen

In 1934, American archaeologist Nelson Glueck named one of the largest known copper production sites of the Levant "Slaves' Hill." This hilltop station, located deep in Israel's Arava Valley, ...

Thu 28 Aug 14 from

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Fossil dinosaur nursery includes babysitter's bones

A crèche of 30 dinosaur infants looked over by an older animal shows that even terrible lizards needed a night away from the kids

Thu 28 Aug 14 from Newscientist

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Precambrian animals: Making an impression

WHAT came before the joyous explosion of animal life which ushered in the Cambrian period is, to quote Churchill, a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. Fossil preservation favours ...

Thu 28 Aug 14 from The Economist

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Bronze Age cellar reveals sophisticated winemaking

Ancient "bartenders" added honey, juniper berries, and mint to king's drinks

Wed 27 Aug 14 from Science Now

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Danish museum discovers unique gift from Charles Darwin

The Natural History Museum of Denmark recently discovered a unique gift from one of the greatest-ever scientists. In 1854, Charles Darwin – father of the theory of evolution – sent a gift to ...

Fri 29 Aug 14 from

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Stone-tipped spears lethal, may indicate early cognitive and social skills

Attaching a stone tip on to a wooden spear shaft was a significant innovation for early modern humans living around 500,000 years ago. However, it was also a costly behavior in terms of time ...

Wed 27 Aug 14 from

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Breaking news: Hello Kitty is not a cat

Your childhood has been torn asunder by the Gods that once gifted you. In preparing a Hello Kitty retrospective for the Japanese American National Museum, University of Hawaii Anthropologist ...

Wed 27 Aug 14 from The Verge

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