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Dinosaur footprints set for public display in Utah

A dry wash full of 112-million-year-old dinosaur tracks that include an ankylosaurus, dromaeosaurus and a menacing ancestor of the Tyrannosaurus rex, is set to open to the public this fall in ...

16 hours ago from Phys.org

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Neanderthals and humans were neighbours in Europe

OVERLAPPING LIVES: Far from wiping out Neanderthals overnight, modern humans lived alongside their shorter and stockier cousins in Europe for thousands of years, confirms a new study.

Thu 21 Aug 14 from ABC Science

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Oldest metal object in Middle East discovered in woman's grave

A copper awl is the oldest metal object unearthed to date in the Middle East.

14 hours ago from FOXNews

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Fossil arthropod went on the hunt for its prey

A new species of carnivorous crustacean has been identified, which roamed the seas 435 million years ago, grasping its prey with spiny limbs before devouring it. The fossil is described and ...

Fri 22 Aug 14 from Phys.org

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Earliest evidence of snail-eating

Palaeolithic humans in Spain began eating snails 10,000 years earlier than their Mediterranean neighbours, a study reveals.

Thu 21 Aug 14 from BBC News

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Greek mound excavators: No tours please, too busy

Archaeologists excavating a large burial mound in northern Greece have asked politicians and others seeking guided tours of the site to leave them in peace.

Thu 21 Aug 14 from Phys.org

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2,800-Year-Old Zigzag Art Found in Greek Tomb

Several pottery vessels found beside the sarcophagus and 13 more inside a niche in the tomb.

Thu 21 Aug 14 from Discovery.com

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Jurassic Welsh mammals were picky eaters, study finds

For most people, mere mention of the word Jurassic conjures up images of huge dinosaurs chomping their way through lush vegetation and each other. However, mammals and their immediate ancestors ...

Wed 20 Aug 14 from Phys.org

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Crows and other mammals grieve for their dead, new book claims

Crows and other animals experience grief at the loss of a loved one, according to a new book about people's attitudes towards the biggest mass extinction for 65 million years.

Thu 21 Aug 14 from The Independent

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Evolution of marine crocodilians constrained by ocean temperatures

The ancestors of today's crocodiles colonised the seas during warm phases and became extinct during cold phases, according to a new Anglo-French study which establishes a link between marine ...

Tue 19 Aug 14 from Phys.org

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