Authors' 'invisible' words reveal blueprint for storytelling

The "invisible" words that shaped Dickens classics also lead audiences through Spielberg dramas. And according to new research, these small words can be found in a similar pattern across most storylines, no matter the length ...

Raphael's face reconstructed to solve tomb mystery

Art sleuths have created a 3-D reconstruction of the face of Italian painter Raphael, solving an age-old mystery over his final resting place, Rome's Tor Vergata University told AFP Thursday.

Dinosaur relative's genome linked to mammals

Scientists from the University of Adelaide and South Australian Museum have collaborated with Otago University, New Zealand and a global team to sequence the genome of the tuatara—a rare reptile whose ancestors once roamed ...

Ancient beavers cut trees for food first, not to build dams

By studying the wood-cutting behaviour of ancient beavers that once roamed the Canadian high Arctic, an international team of scientists has discovered that tree predation—feeding on trees and harvesting wood—evolved ...

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