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Cockroach ancient geographic and genomic history traced back to last supercontinent

Armed with a vast amount of genomic information, a team of researchers has performed the first molecular dating to gain the clearest picture yet of the biogeographical history of cockroaches. They have traced back the key evolutionary time points of … Continue reading

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Aussie snakes and lizards hint again to Asia 30 million years in the past

Lethal snakes are amongst Australia’s most iconic animals. Now a brand new research helps clarify how they descended from creatures which have come from Asia over the previous 30 million years. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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Antibiotic-resistant microbes date again to 450 million years in the past, nicely earlier than the age of dinosaurs

Main hospital ‘superbugs,’ generally known as the enterococci, arose from an ancestor that dates again 450 million years — concerning the time when animals have been first crawling onto land (and nicely earlier than the age of dinosaurs), based on … Continue reading

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Woolly Mammoth might be Back from Extinction Within Two Years, say Harvard scientists

The first image of mammoth bone marrow from which scientists are looking for to extract DNA. Picture: Semyon Grigoriev Scientist main ‘de-extinction’ effort says Harvard group might create hybrid mammoth-elephant embryo in two years The woolly mammoth vanished from the … Continue reading

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New evidence shifts the timeline back for human arrival in the Americas

Humans occupied South America earlier than previously thought, according to the recent discovery of ancient artifacts found at an archeological site in Argentina. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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An exceptional palaeontological site going back 100,000 years is unearthed in Arrasate

An important site containing at least 40 species reflecting fauna during the Upper Pleistocenewas discovered in 2012 by quarry workers after carrying out a blasting operation. When they spotted the presence of a great many fossil remains in the clay … Continue reading

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Back to the future: Space-age exploration for pre-historic bones

Scientists roped in the use of high-tech laser scanning, photogrammetry and 3-D mapping technology to map Homo naledi’s Dinaledi chamber. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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Migration back to Africa took place during the Paleolithic

The Palaeogenomics study conducted by the Human Evolutionary Biology group of the Faculty of Science and Technology, led by Concepción de la Rua, in collaboration with researchers in Sweden, the Netherlands and Romania, has made it possible to retrieve the … Continue reading

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Migration back to Africa took place during the Palaeolithic

A research group has managed to retrieve the mitochondrial genome of a fossil 35,000 years old found in the Pestera Muierii cave in Romania. That woman was part of the first population of our species that inhabited Europe following the … Continue reading

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Plants are ‘biting’ back

Calcium phosphate is a widespread biomineral in the animal kingdom: Bones and teeth largely consist of this very tough mineral substance. Researchers from Bonn University could now for the first time demonstrate the presence of calcium phosphate as a structural … Continue reading

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