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Polish 'vampire' burials weren't just for outsiders

Six individuals in 19th century Poland believed to be at risk of becoming vampires weren't mysterious outsiders - they were locals singled out for another reason

Wed 26 Nov 14 from Newscientist

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Team discovers first evidence of milk consumption in ancient dental plaque

Led by a University of Oklahoma professor, an international team of researchers has discovered the first evidence of milk consumption in the ancient dental calculus—a mineralized dental plaque—of ...

6 hours ago from Phys.org

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'Jurassic World' Dinosaurs Stuck in the 1980s, Experts Grumble

The latest trailer for the series shows outdated science, experts say, with featherless and oversize dinosaurs.

21 hours ago from National Geographic

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The influence of the Isthmus of Panama in the evolution of freshwater shrimps in America

The evolution of freshwater shrimps species living in both sides of Central America, isolated by the closure of Isthmus of Panama (3 million years ago) were studied by molecular tools. Despite ...

Wed 26 Nov 14 from Phys.org

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Tombs with mythical carvings found in Chinese city that was once along the Silk Road

(Phys.org) —Chinese archaeologists with the Xinjiang Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology working in northwest China have found tombs among the remains of an ancient cemetery in the ...

Wed 26 Nov 14 from Phys.org

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New evidence of ancient rock art across Southeast Asia

Latest research on the oldest surviving rock art of Southeast Asia shows that the region's first people, hunter-gatherers who arrived over 50,000 years ago, brought with them a rich art practice.

Wed 26 Nov 14 from Phys.org

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New bird species confirmed 15 years after first observation

A team led by researchers from Princeton University, Michigan State University and the Indonesian Institute of Sciences have confirmed the discovery of a new bird species more than 15 years ...

Mon 24 Nov 14 from Phys.org

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'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' trailer will be online on Friday too

You won't have to head to the movies to see the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Friday. Star Wars' official Twitter account sent out a message this afternoon saying that ...

23 hours ago from The Verge

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Recreating clothes from the Iron Age

A few years ago, the oldest known piece of clothing ever discovered in Norway, a tunic dating from the Iron Age, was found on a glacier in Breheimen. Now about to be reconstructed using Iron ...

Wed 26 Nov 14 from Phys.org

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New volume documents the science at the legendary snowmastodon fossil site in Colorado

Four years ago, a bulldozer operator turned over some bones during construction at Ziegler Reservoir near Snowmass Village, Colorado. Scientists from the Denver Museum of Nature & Science were ...

Mon 24 Nov 14 from Phys.org

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