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It's Official: Timeline For Human Migration Gets A Rewrite

The wealth of new paleoanthropological, archaeological and genetic evidence has passed the tipping point: In a review published today in the prestigious journal Science, researchers acknowledge ...

Thu 7 Dec 17 from Discover Magazine

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Bizarre new dinosaur species blends swan, penguin, crocodile and Velociraptor

Between fluffy early birds, the largest land animals to ever walk the Earth and beachball-sized toads that ate baby dinosaurs, the ancient world was full of strange creatures. Now, palaeontologists ...

Wed 6 Dec 17 from Gizmag

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New species of Australian marsupial lion unearthed in remote Queensland

Marsupial lions were lethal predators that once terrorised Australia. Now, palaeontologists have found a whole new species. Lauren Fuge reports.

Thu 7 Dec 17 from Cosmos Magazine

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Egypt archaeologists discover mummy in Luxor

Egyptian archaeologists have discovered a mummy in one of two previously unexplored tombs across the Nile from the southern city of Luxor, the antiquities ministry said Saturday.

Sat 9 Dec 17 from

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Crafty crows know what it takes to make a good tool

Biologists at the University of St Andrews have discovered how New Caledonian crows make one of their most sophisticated tool designs - sticks with a neatly-shaped hooked tip.

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Researchers find 'oldest ever eye' in fossil

The remains of the extinct sea creature include an early form of the eye seen in many of today's animals.

Thu 7 Dec 17 from BBC News

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Venezuelan rock art mapped in unprecedented detail

Rock engravings located in Western Venezuela - including some of the largest recorded anywhere in the world - have been mapped in unprecedented detail by UCL researchers.

Thu 7 Dec 17 from

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245-million-year old fossil looks like Darth Vader, scientists say

Darth Vader may be Luke Skywalker's father (spoiler alert), but he could also be the twin of a horseshoe crab that lived 245-million years ago.

Fri 8 Dec 17 from FOXNews

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A closer look at '3.67m-year-old' skeleton

It took 20 years to excavate, clean and put together Little Foot, found in caves north of Johannesburg.

Thu 7 Dec 17 from BBC News

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Scientists Looked at DNA That Was Supposed to Come From a Yeti and Here’s What They Found

Not yet, Yeti. A new DNA study has debunked biological samples that allegedly came from the world-famous yet undocumented creature that haunts the Himalayas. Many Americans, of course,  first ...

Fri 8 Dec 17 from KQED Science

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