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New lobster-like predator found in 508 million-year-old fossil-rich site

What do butterflies, spiders and lobsters have in common? They are all surviving relatives of a newly identified species called Yawunik kootenayi, a marine creature with two pairs of eyes and ...

Fri 27 Mar 15 from Phys.org

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Underground city in Turkey may be largest in region

It's estimated to be 5 million square feet wide and 371 feet below ground.        

Sat 28 Mar 15 from USA today

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Earliest humans had diverse range of body types, just as we do today

One of the dominant theories of our evolution is that our genus, Homo, evolved from small-bodied early humans to become the taller, heavier and longer legged Homo erectus that was able to migrate ...

Thu 26 Mar 15 from Phys.org

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Thirty new fly species found in LA's urban sprawl

A citizen science project in Los Angeles has discovered 30 previously unknown species of fly

Fri 27 Mar 15 from Newscientist

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The stapes of a neanderthal child points to the anatomical differences with our species

Asier Gómez-Olivencia, an Ikerbasque researcher at the UPV/EHU, has led a piece of research that has produced a 3D reconstruction of the remains of a two-year-old Neanderthal recovered from ...

Fri 27 Mar 15 from Phys.org

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Study considers how coalition-building by monkeys relates to human social structures

Despite his yellow teeth, orange eyes and odd spiky 'do, the crested black macaque is undeniably engaging, not the least to primatologist Maura Tyrrell, a PhD candidate in the University at ...

Fri 27 Mar 15 from Phys.org

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Experts struggle to confirm archaeological damage in Iraq

Satellites offer clues to true scope of destruction by terrorist group ISIS.

Thu 26 Mar 15 from Nature News

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Super Salamander: Bones of 'toilet seat headed' predator that attacked dinosaurs discovered

The remains of a "super salamander" thought to be the size of a car and one of the Earth's top predators 230 million years ago have been discovered in Portugal.

Wed 25 Mar 15 from The Independent

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Only pub sceptics will insist this isn't Richard III

Thousands turned out in Leicester to witness the passing of the coffin carrying Richard III – and yes, it really is him

Mon 23 Mar 15 from Newscientist

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Lemur teeth help take a bite out of Madagascar's mysteries

Out of the mouths of lemurs come many answers to old mysteries about Madagascar's unique fauna. What were their origins, and how and why did they move around?

Wed 25 Mar 15 from Phys.org

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