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Researchers confirm that narwhals and belugas can interbreed

A team of University of Copenhagen researchers has compiled the first and only evidence that narwhals and beluga whales can breed successfully. DNA and stable isotope analysis of an anomalous ...

6 hours ago from Phys.org

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Fresh look at mysterious Nasca lines in Peru

A scientific approach has re-identified huge birds etched into the desert plains of southern Peru around 2,000 years ago. The birds appear to be exotic to the region, and further studies could ...

10 hours ago from Phys.org

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Craft beer and imported wine — the early Celts had hipster tastes

Chemical analysis of Bronze Age ceramic fragments found in what is now France show the early Celts had their own twist on getting drunk more than 2,000 years ago. ...

21 hours ago from ABC Science

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Studies suggest more original migrants to Australia than thought—and they came on purpose

Two teams of Australian researchers working independently have found that there were likely more first arrivals to Australia and New Guinea than previously thought—and it was not by accident. ...

8 hours ago from Phys.org

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Ediacaran organisms grouped together to access food

Half a billion years ago, early complex life didn’t rely on luck to get a feed. Dyani Lewis reports.

Wed 19 Jun 19 from Cosmos Magazine

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New study proves some of Earth's oldest animals could take trips

New UC Riverside-led research settles a longstanding debate about whether the most ancient animal communities were deliberately mobile. It turns out they were, because they were hungry.

15 hours ago from Phys.org

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Corsica's 'cat-fox': On the trail of what may be a new species

In the forest undergrowth of northern Corsica, two wildlife rangers open a cage to reveal a striped, tawny-coated animal, one of 16 felines known as "cat-foxes" in the area and thought to be ...

Wed 19 Jun 19 from Phys.org

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Shipworm that eats rock instead of wood found in river in the Philippines

A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in the U.S. has found and identified a species of shipworm that eats rock instead of wood. In their paper published in Proceedings ...

Wed 19 Jun 19 from Phys.org

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Fossil proves hyenas once roamed Canada's Arctic Plains

A 50-year-old mystery has been solved by scientists who identified the teeth of ancient Arctic hyenas.

Wed 19 Jun 19 from BBC News

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Researchers Discover Urban Problems Plagued Even the Earliest Cities

In the mid-1960s, an English archaeologist discovered an enormous and ancient settlement called Çatalhöyük on the Konya Plain in south central Turkey. Wall paintings and figurines of humans ...

Tue 18 Jun 19 from Discover Magazine

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