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Scientists Trace Back the First Sexual Act Ever, to Weird Ancient Fish

Ancient fish were the first to copulate. And according to a world renowned paleontologist, it looked a lot like square dancing

12 hours ago from TIME

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6,000-year-old temple with possible sacrificial altars discovered

A 6,000-year-old temple holding humanlike figurines and sacrificed animal remains has been discovered within a massive prehistoric settlement in Ukraine

9 hours ago from FOXNews

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Anthropology unlocks clues about Roman gladiators' eating habits

Roman gladiators ate a mostly vegetarian diet and drank ashes after training as a tonic. These are the findings of anthropological investigations carried out on bones of warriors found during ...

Mon 20 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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Kung fu stegosaur

Stegosaurs might be portrayed as lumbering plant eaters, but they were lethal fighters when necessary, according to paleontologists who have uncovered new evidence of a casualty of stegosaurian ...

10 hours ago from Phys.org

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Ancient Greek well yields rare wooden statue

Archeologists in Greece have uncovered a rare wooden statue preserved in the muddy depths of an ancient well in Piraeus, the port of Athens.

7 hours ago from Phys.org

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US state reaches deal to keep dinosaur mummy

North Dakota reached a $3 million deal to keep a rare fossil of a duckbilled dinosaur on display at the state's heritage center, where it will serve as a cornerstone for the facility's $51 million ...

7 hours ago from Phys.org

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Jerusalem stone may answer Jewish revolt questions

Israeli archaeologists said Tuesday they have discovered a large stone with Latin engravings that lends credence to the theory that the reason Jews revolted against Roman rule nearly 2,000 ago ...

10 hours ago from Phys.org

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King Tutankhamun did not die in chariot crash, virtual autopsy reveals

A 'virtual autopsy' of King Tutankhamun has revealed that he is unlikely to have died in a chariot crash, as has previously been suggested, because he suffered from serious genetic physical ...

Mon 20 Oct 14 from The Independent

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Ancient Europeans intolerant to lactose for 5,000 years after they adopted agriculture

By analysing DNA extracted from the petrous bones of skulls of ancient Europeans, scientists have identified that these peoples remained intolerant to lactose (natural sugar in the milk of mammals) ...

11 hours ago from Phys.org

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Biologists use unique tools to investigate squirrel sounds and gestures

Everyone has watched squirrels playfully climbing trees, gracefully leaping from branch to branch, and scurrying across parks. Thaddeus McRae, Ph.D '12, adjunct assistant research professor ...

10 hours ago from Phys.org

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