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Earth Sciences Oct 28, 2023

One of California's riskiest volcanoes is very active. Is an eruption coming?

One of California's riskiest volcanoes has for decades been undergoing geological changes and seismic activity, which are sometimes a precursor to an eruption, but—thankfully—no supervolcanic eruptions are expected.

Evolution Oct 24, 2023

Research finds global precipitation patterns a driver for animal diversity

Since the HMS Beagle arrived in the Galapagos with Charles Darwin to meet a fateful family of finches, ecologists have struggled to understand a particularly perplexing question: Why is there a ridiculous abundance of species ...

Evolution Oct 16, 2023

Elephant teeth: How they evolved to cope with climate change-driven dietary shifts

Seeing elephants in the wild is a timelessly awe-inspiring experience. There are only three living species today: the African savannah elephant, African forest elephant, and Asian elephant.

Plants & Animals Oct 13, 2023

Boom in 'ice ivory' trade of mammoth tusks presents new threat to elephants and environment

Conservationists fear a rise in the buying and selling of mammoth tusks, known as the "ice ivory" trade, poses a new threat to elephants.

Environment Oct 12, 2023

Archaeologists dive into Florida's past and find lessons on adapting to future sea rise

Unlike almost any other archaeologist on earth, Jessi Halligan does her digging underwater.

Archaeology Oct 12, 2023

Neanderthals hunted dangerous cave lions, study shows

Neanderthals hunted cave lions and used the skin of this dangerous carnivore, a new study has shown for the first time.

Archaeology Oct 4, 2023

A prehistoric cosmic airburst preceded the advent of agriculture in the Levant

Agriculture in Syria started with a bang 12,800 years ago as a fragmented comet slammed into the Earth's atmosphere. The explosion and subsequent environmental changes forced hunter-gatherers in the prehistoric settlement ...

Earth Sciences Sep 28, 2023

Study removes human bias from debate over dinosaurs' demise

To help resolve the scientific debate over whether it was a giant asteroid or volcanic eruptions that wiped out the dinosaurs and most other species 66 million years ago, Dartmouth researchers tried a new approach—they ...

Evolution Sep 20, 2023

Proboscideans of the Hammerschmiede, contemporaries of the first upright ape

Today, there exist only three elephant species, in Africa and Asia. Yet the diversity of proboscidean species and their distribution was significantly greater in the Earth's past.

Molecular & Computational biology Sep 19, 2023

RNA has been recovered from an extinct species for the first time

A new study shows the isolation and sequencing of more than a century-old RNA molecules from a Tasmanian tiger specimen preserved at room temperature in a museum collection. This resulted in the reconstruction of skin and ...

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