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Here's What a 55,000-Year-Old Skull Teaches Us About Human Migration

The rare bone find is the first to connect humans in Africa and Europe

8 hours ago from TIME

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Natural History Museum to replace its diplodocus fossil with giant blue whale skeleton

The giant skeleton of a blue whale is to replace the iconic replica skeleton of a dinosaur affectionately known as "Dippy" in the main entrance hall of the Natural History Museum in London, ...

7 hours ago from The Independent

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Fossils push back snake origins by 65 million years

JURASSIC SNAKES: Palaeontologists have described the four oldest-known fossils of snakes that lived about 167 million years ago

Tue 27 Jan 15 from ABC Science

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Long-necked 'dragon' discovered in China

University of Alberta paleontologists including PhD student Tetsuto Miyashita, former MSc student Lida Xing and professor Philip Currie have discovered a new species of a long-necked dinosaur ...

19 hours ago from Phys.org

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Big-toothed fossil may be primitive new human

ANCIENT ASIAN: The first known prehistoric human from Taiwan has been identified and may represent an entirely new species that lived as recently as 10,000 years ago, according to a new study.

Tue 27 Jan 15 from ABC Science

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News from the depths: A new cave-dwelling flatworm species from the Brazilian savanna

Recently, field research by the Brazilian zoologists Lívia Cordeiro and Rodrigo Borghezan, of the Universidade de São Paulo (USP), recorded the first obligate cave-dwelling planarian of the ...

23 hours ago from Phys.org

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Dying Light review: slow zombies, and slightly more exciting gameplay

Zombies used to be exciting analogies for humanity and society. But they're now little more than an excuse for a slowly shuffling adversary, in most games and films. Dying Light does not go ...

2 minutes ago from The Independent

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Scientists review early evolution of eukaryotic multicellularity

The ascent of multi-celled life or multicellularity is a major evolutionary transition. Multicellularity evolved independently at least 25 times among eukaryotes, and complex multicellularity ...

24 hours ago from Phys.org

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New tattoos discovered on Oetzi mummy

With the aid of a non-invasive photographic technique, researchers at the EURAC-Institute for Mummies and the Iceman have been able to show up all the tattoos on the man who was found preserved ...

Wed 28 Jan 15 from Phys.org

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At Newly Discovered Water Temple, Maya Offered Sacrifices to End Drought

As an ancient drought took hold, a water temple saw more offerings from desperate Maya, archaeologists report.

Tue 27 Jan 15 from National Geographic

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