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Origins of human culture linked to rapid climate change

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 09:14
Rapid climate change during the Middle Stone Age, between 80,000 and 40,000 years ago, sparked surges in cultural innovation in early modern human populations, according to new research.
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'Whodunnit' of Irish potato famine solved

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 22:12
An international team of scientists reveals that a unique strain of potato blight they call HERB-1 triggered the Irish potato famine of the mid-19th century.
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Fossil brain teaser: New study reveals patterns of dinosaur brain development

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 08:40
A new study sheds light on how the brain and inner ear developed in dinosaurs. Using high-resolution CT scanning and 3D computer imaging, it was possible to reconstruct and visualise the brain and inner ear of Dysalotosaurus lettowvorbecki -- a small, plant-eating dinosaur, which lived 150 million years ago, in what is now Tanzania.
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Archaeological genetics: It's not all as old as it at first seems

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 06:51
Genomic analyses suggest that patterns of genetic diversity which indicate population movement may not be as ancient as previously believed, but may be attributable to recent events.
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Origins of life: In early Earth, iron helped RNA catalyze electron transfer

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 11:56
A new study shows how complex biochemical transformations may have been possible under conditions that existed when life began on the early Earth. The study shows that RNA is capable of catalyzing electron transfer under conditions similar to those of the early Earth.
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Paleontology: The eloquence of otoliths seen in a 23-million-year-old fish fossil

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 07:52
Fish fossils that are about 23 million years old give unprecedented insight into the evolutionary history of the gobioid order, one of the most species-rich groups among the modern bony fishes.
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Insight into nesting behavior of dinosaurs: Both moms and dads helped with incubation, study finds

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 12:15
A recent study into the incubation behavior of modern birds is shedding new light on the type of parental care carried out by their long-extinct ancestors.
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Evolution shapes new rules for ant behavior, research finds

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 10:16
Biologist Deborah M. Gordon's decades-long study of collective behavior in harvester ant colonies has provided a rare real-time look at natural selection at work.
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Untangling the tree of life

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 06:48
Phylogeneticists examined the reasons why large-scale tree-of-life studies are producing contradictory results and have proposed a suite of novel techniques to resolve the conflicts.
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