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Scientists discover a 99-million-year-old beetle trapped in Burmese amber

This discovery offers clue to gymnosperm pollination Flowering plants are well known for their special relationship to the insects and other animals that serve as...

Prehistoric mummy shows ancient Egyptian embalming ‘recipe’ was around for millennia

It is the first time that extensive tests have been carried out on an intact prehistoric mummy, consolidating the researchers' previous findings that embalming...

Earth’s ingredients seem ‘pretty normal’, says new study

The Earth's building blocks seem to be built from 'pretty normal' ingredients, according to researchers working with the world's most powerful telescopes. Scientists have measured...
Scientists discover world's oldest cheese in Egyptian tomb

Scientists discover world’s oldest cheese in Egyptian tomb

Aging usually improves the flavor of cheese, but that's not why some very old cheese discovered in an Egyptian tomb is drawing attention. Instead, it's...

Native Americans engaged in trade more extensively than thought

A research team has found a copper band that indicates ancient Native Americans engaged in extensive trade networks spanning far greater distances than what...
Is fire the new normal in the American West

Is fire the new normal in the American West?

The summer of 1988 was unusually hot, dry and windy in the American West, and 30 years ago this year, those conditions combined at...

Why Earth’s early climate was more stable and warmer than it is today

Rethinking planetary climate controls Yale researchers have provided a new explanation for why Earth’s early climate was more stable and warmer than it is today. When...

Large earthquake can trigger other quakes on opposite side of Earth

New research shows that a big earthquake can not only cause other quakes, but large ones, and on the opposite side of the Earth. The findings,...
Harmful bacteria thrived in post-Hurricane Harvey floodwaters

Harmful bacteria thrived in post-Hurricane Harvey floodwaters

Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas on August 25, 2017, bringing more than 50 inches of rain and extreme flooding to the city of...

Reef corals have endured since ‘age of dinosaurs’

At least some of them may survive global warming The relationship between corals and the micro-algae that enable them to build reefs is considerably older...