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Ancient skulls shed light on migration in the Roman Empire

Skeletal evidence shows that, hundreds of years after the Roman Republic conquered most of the Mediterranean world, coastal communities in what is now south...
DNA left by ocean animals provides rare glimpse of marine ecosystems

DNA left by ocean animals provides rare glimpse of marine ecosystems

The ocean might as well be Mars. Like astronomers grasping at ways to identify life on a distant planet, marine scientists have no easy method...
Deaths of migrating wildebeests key to Serengeti’s vibrant ecosystem

Deaths of migrating wildebeests key to Serengeti’s vibrant ecosystem

Wildebeest carcasses, casualties of the world's largest overland animal migration, pile up annually on the banks of the Mara River in Africa and play...
Tiny fossils reveal backstory of the most mysterious amphibian alive

Tiny fossils reveal backstory of the most mysterious amphibian alive

Researchers have determined that the fossils of an extinct species from the Triassic Period are the long-missing link that connects Kermit the Frog's amphibian...
Scientists want to update Darwin’s tree of life

Scientists want to update Darwin’s tree of life

In 1859, Charles Darwin included a novel tree of life in his trailblazing book on the theory of evolution, On the Origin of Species. Now, scientists...
Fantastic ostrich eggs and where to find them

Fantastic ostrich eggs and where to find them

Archaeologists and scientists from the Universities of Bristol and Durham and the British Museum are using cutting edge technology to crack a conundrum surrounding...
Scientists solve 30-year old mystery on how resistance genes spread

Scientists solve 30-year old mystery on how resistance genes spread

To win the war against antibiotic resistant super bugs, scientists seek to find the origin of resistance genes. They try to identify how the genes...
Researchers discover shortcut to satellite-based quantum encryption network

Researchers discover shortcut to satellite-based quantum encryption network

In a new study, researchers demonstrate ground-based measurements of quantum states sent by a laser aboard a satellite 38,000 kilometers above Earth. This is the...
Gut bacteria might one day help slow down aging process

Gut bacteria might one day help slow down aging process

Slowing down the aging process might be possible one day with supplements derived from gut bacteria. Scientists at have identified bacterial genes and compounds that...

Meditation and yoga can ‘reverse’ DNA reactions which cause stress

Mind-body interventions (MBIs) such as meditation, yoga and Tai Chi don't simply relax us. They can 'reverse' the molecular reactions in our DNA which cause...

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