Tusk suggests greener, wetter Arabian Desert in the past
A joint international research team led by the University of Oxford, in collaboration with the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA), has discovered a giant tusk in the Arabian Desert.
Archaeologists pinpoint the date when domesticated camels arrived in Israel
Camels are mentioned as pack animals in the biblical stories of Abraham, Joseph, and Jacob. But archaeologists have shown that camels were not domesticated in the Land of Israel until centuries after the ...
First dinosaurs identified from Saudi Arabia
Dinosaur fossils are exceptionally rare in the Arabian Peninsula. An international team of scientists from Uppsala University, Museum Victoria, Monash University, and the Saudi Geological Survey have now ...
China emerging as new force in drone warfare
(AP)—Determined to kill or capture a murderous Mekong River drug lord, China's security forces considered a tactic they'd never tried before: calling a drone strike on his remote hideaway deep in the hills ...
The secret lives of the wild asses of the Negev
(Phys.org) —As a critically endangered population makes a comeback, scientists are keeping a discreet eye on it with the help of GPS and dung.
Global warming: Heat stress hits labour productivity
Heat stress from global warming may be having an impact on outdoor work productivity in hot regions like northern Australia, Southeast Asia and the southern United States, a study said Sunday.
Study questions informative value of dental microwear for dietary habits of extinct species
(Phys.org)—Dental microwear, the pattern of tiny marks on worn tooth surfaces, is an important basis for understanding the diets of fossil mammals, including those of our own lineage. Now nanoscale research ...
Research unveils how some medieval cultures adapted to rise of Islam
(Phys.org)—Medieval Afghanistan, Iran and the one-time Soviet Central Asian states were frontiers in flux as the Islamic Caliphate spread beyond the Arabian Peninsula in the seventh through 10th centuries.
Twitchers hit Scilly Isles after rare warbler sighting
Hundreds of birdwatchers have flocked to the Scilly Isles to catch a glimpse of the Sykes's warbler, one of Britain's rarest visitor, the Times reported on Wednesday.
Bid to revive Hong Kong's last incense plantation
He may not be able to resuscitate Hong Kong's long-dead incense trade but entrepreneur Chan Koon-wing is at least hoping to save the tree that gave the city its name centuries ago.
Iran to sue Google over dropping Persian Gulf name
(AP) -- Iran says it will sue Google over dropping the name of the Persian Gulf on Google Maps.
Cassini sees the two faces of Titan's Dunes
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new analysis of radar data from NASA's Cassini mission, in partnership with the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency, has revealed regional variations among sand dunes on Saturn's ...
Trail of 'stone breadcrumbs' reveals the identity of one of the first human groups to leave Africa
A series of new archaeological discoveries in the Sultanate of Oman, nestled in the southeastern corner of the Arabian Peninsula, reveals the timing and identity of one of the first modern human groups to migrate out of Africa, ...
Turkey, a country at seismic crossroads
The 7.2-magnitude earthquake that struck Van province in eastern Turkey on Sunday, causing hundreds of fatalities, underscores the country's fate to be straddling one of the world's most active seismic zones.