News tagged with vikings

The Viking journey of mice and men

House mice (Mus musculus) happily live wherever there are humans. When populations of humans migrate the mice often travel with them. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Evolutionary Biology h ...

Mar 19, 2012
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Viking 'sunstone' more than a myth

Ancient tales of Norse mariners using mysterious sunstones to navigate the ocean when clouds obscured the Sun and stars are more than just legend, according to a study published Wednesday.

Nov 02, 2011
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Viking 1 examines Mars' Ophir Chasma

During its examination of Mars, the Viking 1 spacecraft returned images of Valles Marineris, a huge canyon system 5,000 km, or about 3,106 miles, long, whose connected chasma or valleys may have formed from ...

Aug 23, 2011
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Vikings in English grave had filed teeth

(PhysOrg.com) -- In what is believed to be a gravesite filled with thousand year old Viking bodies along with separated heads, in southern Britain, a new artifact has been discovered; one of the slain Vikings ...

Jul 08, 2011 report
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DNA detectives in the Viking North West

The Vikings are alive and well and living in the North West of England! That’s the revelation in a new book on an epic research project into the genetic footprint of the Scandinavian invaders.

Jan 21, 2011
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Viking landers did detect organics on Mars

(PhysOrg.com) -- In 1976 the NASA Viking landers took samples of soil on Mars and tested them for signs of organic carbon. A reinterpretation of the results now suggests the samples did contain organic compounds, ...

Jan 06, 2011 report
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