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How the extinction of ice age mammals may have forced us to invent civilization

Why did we take so long to invent civilization? Modern Homo sapiens first evolved roughly 250,000 to 350,000 years ago. But initial steps towards civilization –...

Scientists discover terrifying epilepsy demon on 2,700-year-old clay tablet

A 2,700-year-old cuneiform tablet from ancient Iraq depicts the demon that the ancient Assyrians thought caused epilepsy. It’s a previously overlooked element of the tablet...

Archaeologists find Bronze Age tombs lined with gold

Archaeologists with the University of Cincinnati have discovered two Bronze Age tombs containing a trove of engraved jewelry and artifacts that promise to unlock...

Scientists unearth the mystery of Easter Island’s Moai statues

Rapanui people likely believed the ancient monoliths helped food grow on the Polynesian island, study reveals. Rapa Nui (or Easter Island, as it is commonly...

Did modern humans cause Neanderthal extinction?

Neanderthal extinction could have occurred without environmental pressure or competition with modern humans, new study suggests. Small populations, inbreeding, and random demographic fluctuations could have...

Scientists decode 3,000-year-old Egyptian wheat genome for first time

The genome of an ancient Egyptian wheat has been sequenced for the first time by a UCL-led team, revealing historical patterns of crop movement...

Archaeologists uncover 2,000-year-old street in Jerusalem built by Pontius Pilate

An ancient walkway most likely used by pilgrims as they made their way to worship at the Temple Mount has been uncovered in the...

Early humans moved through the Mediterranean much earlier than believed

An international research team led by scientists from McMaster University has unearthed new evidence in Greece proving that the island of Naxos was inhabited...

Scientists detect Golden Ratio in human skulls

The Golden Ratio, described by Leonardo da Vinci and Luca Pacioli as the Divine Proportion, is an infinite number often found in nature, art...

What ancient Denisovans may have looked like

If you could travel back in time 100,000 years, you'd find yourself living among multiple groups of humans, including anatomically modern humans, Neanderthals, and...

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In a new study, researchers found popular pain drug opioid tramadol (marketed as ConZip and Ultram) may increase the risk of developing hypoglycemia, or...

Scientists discover a new cause of autism

In a new study, researchers have found a new genetic factor that leads the brain to grow fewer synapses at a critical time in...

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