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2017/04/21

Indonesian ‘hobbits’ not related to Homo erectus

Indonesian ‘hobbits’ not related to Homo erectus

The most comprehensive study on the bones of Homo floresiensis, a species of tiny human discovered on the Indonesian island of Flores in 2003, has found that they most likely evolved from an ancestor in Africa and not from Homo erectus as has been widely...

2017/04/20

Mammoths suffered from diseases that are typical for people

Mammoths suffered from diseases that are typical for people

Sergey Leshchinskiy, paleontologist, head of TSU's Laboratory of Mesozoic and Cenozoic Continental Ecosystems, has studied the remains of Yakut mammoths collected on one of the world's largest paleontological sites of mammoth fauna, Berelyokh. His study...

Genetic evidence suggests early mammals were nocturnal

Genetic evidence suggests early mammals were nocturnal

Our earliest mammalian ancestors likely skulked through the dark, using their powerful night-time vision to find food and avoid reptilian predators that hunted by day. This conclusion, published by Stanford researchers in Scientific Reports, used genetic...

Environmental 'memories' passed on for 14 generations

Environmental 'memories' passed on for 14 generations

Scientists at the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) in Barcelona and the Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute and The Institute for Health Science Research Germans Trias i Pujol (IGTP) in Badalona, Spain, have discovered that the impact of...

2017/04/19

ISIS targets St. Catherine's Monastery in Sinai, Egypt

ISIS targets St. Catherine's Monastery in Sinai, Egypt

Gunmen attacked security forces near St. Catherine's Monastery in Egypt's south Sinai on Tuesday, killing at least one police officer and injuring four others, the Health Ministry said, just a week after two deadly church bombings killed 45.The Monastery...