Ancient Siberian genome reveals genetic origins of Native Americans
The genome sequence of a 24,000-year-old Siberian individual has provided a key piece of the puzzle in the quest for Native American origins. The ancient Siberian demonstrates genomic signatures that are ...
Newly discovered predatory dinosaur 'king of gore' reveals the origins of T. rex
A remarkable new species of tyrannosaur has been unearthed in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (GSENM), southern Utah. The huge carnivore inhabited Laramidia, a landmass formed on the western coast ...
Colossal new predatory dino terrorized early tyrannosaurs
A new species of carnivorous dinosaur – one of the three largest ever discovered in North America – lived alongside and competed with small-bodied tyrannosaurs 98 million years ago. This newly discovered ...
Statistician suggests raising statistical standards to reduce amount of non-reproducible studies
Archaeological discoveries confirm early date of Buddha's life
Archaeologists working in Nepal have uncovered evidence of a structure at the birthplace of the Buddha dating to the sixth century B.C. This is the first archaeological material linking the life of the Buddha—and ...
Investigation reveals black market in China for research paper authoring
Human ancestor was less-chimp-like than thought: study
The last common ancestor of Man and Ape was not a knuckle-walking, tree-swinging hominid resembling today's chimpanzee, said a study Tuesday challenging some long-held theories of human evolution.
Mathematical modelling provides insights into the origins and evolution of folk tales
New insights into the origins and development of folk tales such as Little Red Riding Hood are being provided by the application of scientific analysis more commonly used by biologists to produce an evolutionary ...
Oldest hominin DNA sequenced
Using novel techniques to extract and study ancient DNA researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, have determined an almost complete mitochondrial genome sequence ...
Researchers found that words that signal problems with understanding are similar across languages
A word like 'Huh?'—used when one has not caught what someone just said—appears to be universal: it is found to have very similar form and function in languages across the globe. This is one of the findings ...
Reef fossil find sets new age limit
An organic geochemist has found fat molecules within fossilised remains in the central Kimberley's Devonian Reef.
Five pharaonic statue heads found in Egypt
A team of Egyptian and French archaeologists have found five heads of royal statues from the pharaonic era, officials from the antiquities ministry said on Saturday.
Evolution debate again engulfs Texas board
The long-simmering battle over teaching evolution in Texas boiled over again.
China to recover ancient shipwreck's treasures
China is to start removing treasures from its greatest ever marine archaeological discovery, six years after the wreck was raised from the seabed in a giant metal box, reports said Friday.