Strange alien slime discovered living beneath the Nullarbor Plain
(Phys.org) —Deep in water-filled underground caves beneath Australia's Nullarbor Plain, cave divers have discovered unusual 'curtains' of biological material – known as Nullarbor cave slimes.
55,000-year-old skull links modern man in vicinity of Neanderthals
Modern Europeans have inherited about 4 percent of their genes from Neanderthals, meaning the two groups mated at some point in the past. But the question is, where and when?
Genetic study of prehistoric girl: Dating and DNA show Paleoamerican-Native American connection
Eastern Asia, Western Asia, Japan, Beringia and even Europe have all been suggested origination points for the earliest humans to enter the Americas because of apparent differences in cranial form between ...
Researchers reconstruct mitochondrial genome of Middle Pleistocene cave bear
Paisley Caves yield 13,000-year old Western Stemmed points, more human DNA
Archaeological work in Oregon's Paisley Caves has found evidence that Western Stemmed projectile points -- darts or thrusting spearheads -- were present at least 13,200 calendar years ago during or before ...
Study: Ancient hominid males stayed home while females roamed
The males of two bipedal hominid species that roamed the South African savannah more than a million years ago were stay-at-home kind of guys when compared to the gadabout gals, says a new high-tech study led ...
Ancient DNA provides new insights into cave paintings of horses
An international team of researchers has used ancient DNA to shed new light on the realism of horses depicted in prehistoric cave paintings.
Scientists find microbes in lava tube living in conditions like those on Mars
(PhysOrg.com) -- A team of scientists from Oregon has collected microbes from ice within a lava tube in the Cascade Mountains and found that they thrive in cold, Mars-like conditions.
Blind cave fish may provide insight on eye disease and other human health issues
Blind cave fish may not be the first thing that comes to mind when it comes to understanding human sight, but recent research indicates they may have quite a bit to teach us about the causes of many human ...
Ancient auditory illusions reflected in prehistoric art?
Some of mankind's earliest and most mysterious artistic achievements—including prehistoric cave paintings, canyon petroglyphs and megalithic structures such as Stonehenge—may have been inspired by the ...
Asian cave paintings challenge Europe as cradle of art
Ancient cave drawings in Indonesia are as old as famous prehistoric art in Europe, according to a new study that shows human ancestors were drawing all over the world 40,000 years ago.
Archeologist suggests much of Paleolithic cave art was done by women
Bat species is first mammal found hibernating at constant warm temperatures
Many mammals—and some birds—escape the winter by hibernating for three to nine months. This period of dormancy permits species which would otherwise perish from the cold and scarce food to survive to ...
3D scan of the Hell-Fire Caves of West Wycombe
A PhD student at the University of Bristol is raising money to undertake a ground-breaking 3D scan of one of the most mysterious sites in the UK - the Hell-Fire Caves of West Wycombe.