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5,000 year-old stone balls continue to baffle archaeologists

Some of the most enigmatic human-made objects from Europe's late Stone Age — intricately carved balls of stone, each about the size of a baseball — continue to baffle archaeologists more than ...

7 minutes ago from FOXNews

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In the gaping mouth of ancient crocodiles

The mouth of today's crocodilians inspires fear and awe, with their wide gape and the greatest known bite force in the vertebrate animal kingdom. However, this apex predator of today and its ...

8 minutes ago from Phys.org

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New technique provides accurate dating of ancient skeletons

Interest in the origins of human populations and their migration routes has increased greatly in recent years. A critical aspect of tracing migration events is dating them. However, radiocarbon ...

5 hours ago from Phys.org

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Scientists cite several species of snail-sucking snakes

Five new types of unusual snake are found in South America, four of them endangered. Andrew Patterson reports.

1 hours ago from Cosmos Magazine

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Scientist launches hunt for Loch Ness 'monster DNA'

Tales of a giant creature lurking beneath the murky waves of Loch Ness have been around for more than 1,500 years—and one academic hopes the marvels of modern science can finally unravel the ...

23 hours ago from Phys.org

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Secrets of extinct cow with face like a bulldog revealed

An international team of scientists have used the latest genetic and anatomical techniques to study the remains of a cow with a short face like a bulldog that fascinated Charles Darwin when ...

Fri 15 Jun 18 from Phys.org

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Earliest Rainforest Frogs Preserved in Amber

Frogs in a rainforest? Sure, rainforests are home to tons of them. Nothing new there — except that researchers just found four, preserved in amber and nearly 100 million years old, that suggest ...

Thu 14 Jun 18 from Discover Magazine

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For 100 million years, amber freezes a tableau of Burmese bugs' life-and-death struggle

One day in Myanmar during the Cretaceous period, a tick managed to ensnare itself in a spider web. Realizing its predicament, the tick struggled to get free. But the spider that built the web ...

Wed 13 Jun 18 from Phys.org

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Strategic strikes by mantis shrimp smash shells selectively

For a tiny crustacean, Caribbean rock mantis shrimp (Neogonodactylus bredini) pack a ferocious punch. Bludgeoning the shells of snails and other crustaceans to gain access to the tasty snail ...

Fri 15 Jun 18 from Phys.org

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New research unveils true origin of ancient turquoise

New research published today in the journal Science Advances overturns more than a century of thought about the source of turquoise used by ancient civilizations in Mesoamerica, the vast region ...

Wed 13 Jun 18 from Phys.org

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