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Dinosaurs were warm-blooded, says new study

Dinosaurs were warm-blooded, according to a new technique that analyzes the chemistry of dinosaur eggshells. “Dinosaurs sit at an evolutionary point between birds, which are...

Were dinosaurs warm blooded? Their eggshells say yes

A Yale-led study turns up the heat on a key question about dinosaurs’ body temperature: Were they warm-blooded or cold-blooded? According to a new technique...

Ancient Antarctic ice melt increased sea levels by over 3 meters — and it...

Mass melting of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet was a major cause of high sea levels during a period known as the Last Interglacial...

Human activity contaminated Himalayan glacier long before people arrived, study shows

Scientists found byproducts of coal combustion in a glacier on one of the world's highest peaks. The finding shows human activity, likely from Europe,...

New timeline rewrites history of Easter Island’s collapse

Easter Island’s prehistoric societal collapse didn’t happen as researchers have long thought, according to a new study. Researchers have developed a chronology of monument-building and...

Easter Island society did not collapse prior to European contact, new study finds

Easter Island society did not collapse prior to European contact and its people continued to build its iconic moai statues for much longer than...

Tiny, ancient meteorites suggest early Earth’s atmosphere was rich in carbon dioxide

Very occasionally, Earth gets bombarded by a large meteorite. But every day, our planet gets pelted by space dust, micrometeorites that collect on Earth’s surface. A...

Scientists discover new species of Allosaurus in Utah

A remarkable new species of meat-eating dinosaur has been unveiled at the Natural History Museum of Utah. Paleontologists unearthed the first specimen in early 1990s...

Scientists discover walking sharks in the tropics

Four new species of tropical sharks that use their fins to walk are causing a stir in waters off northern Australia and New Guinea. While...

Scientists reveal the giant squid’s full genome

The monstrous giant squid, which can grow to the size of a school bus with eyes as big as dinner plates, is rarely sighted...

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Harvard scientists confirm an important cause of grey hair

When Marie Antoinette was captured during the French Revolution, her hair reportedly turned white overnight. In more recent history, John McCain experienced severe injuries as...

Scientists find the major cause of autism

In a new study, researchers discovered that autism is 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are only responsible for 20% of...

This study finds a new cause of autism

Autism affects 1 in 59 children and is 4 times more common in boys than in girls, and it is a developmental disorder. People with...
These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...

This walking exercise can make older people healthy and fit

In a recent study from Shinshu University in Japan, researchers found an effective way to increase overall fitness and decrease lifestyle-related disease (LSD) through...