Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Pluto Should Be a Planet After All

This New Paper Says Pluto Should Be a Planet After All, And Here's Why BY FIONA MACDONALD It's been 12 years since everyone's favourite dwarf planet Pluto officially lost planet status. And ever since there's been...

America’s First Immigrants: DNA Links Native Americans, Indigenous Canadians To First Ancient Migration

By Elana Glowatz DNA proves that Native American and indigenous Canadian groups along the northern Pacific Ocean have been living there for more than 10,000 years. Scientists did a genetic analysis on people from the...

Easter Island not victim of ‘ecocide’, analysis of remains shows

BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY—Analysis of remains found on Rapa Nui, Chile (Easter Island) provides evidence contrary to the widely-held belief that the ancient civilization recklessly destroyed its environment, according to new research co-conducted by faculty at...

Ancient settlement primed for flooding in Turkey

Crews have begun dynamiting Neolithic-era caves near Hasankeyf, Turkey. The early Mesopotamian settlement will soon be submerged by a hydroelectric dam project, Diego Cupolo reports. The Tigris River gave rise to the world's first settlements...

Ancient Hominin Skull From China Suggests Humans Didn’t Evolve Just From African Ancestors

By Kastalia Medrano Most scientists believe all modern humans are descended from African ancestors. But a new analysis of an ancient Chinese skull found too many similarities to the earliest human fossils found...

We may have mated with Neanderthals more than 219,000 years ago

By Aylin Woodward It’s a sex-laced mystery. If modern humans didn’t reach Europe until about 60,000 years ago, how has DNA from them turned up in a Neanderthal fossil in Germany from 124,000 years ago? The...

Excavations in Turkey’s Southeast Reveal 10,000-year-old Belief in Afterlife

An excavation in the Dargeçit district of the southeastern region of Turkey, which will soon be left under the reservoir waters of the Ilısu Dam, has revealed crucial information about the North Mesopotamian people’s...

Evidence of a ‘Vanished’ Civilisation May Have Been Rediscovered in the US

By MIKE MCRAE Signs of a culture that disappeared without a trace seven centuries ago have now been found in a rather unusual place – in the genetic material of domesticated birds. Mitochondrial DNA taken from...
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The Silurian Hypothesis

What if another industrial civilization had existed on Earth tens of millions of years ago, long before humans, but all traces of it have now been lost? While it may seem like an absurd idea,...

ISIS Destroys Ancient Theater, Tetrapylon In Palmyra, Syria Says

Two famous ancient structures in the city of Palmyra have been destroyed by ISIS forces, Syria's antiquities chief says. The Tetrapylon and the facade of the city's Roman theater have both been almost completely demolished,...
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