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news.sky.com — DNA shows migrants who arrived in Britain around 6,000 years ago constructed the world's most famous prehistoric monument. It is as British as fish and chips and one of the country's most famous sites, but new evidence suggests the roots of Stonehenge lie in the Mediterranean. Scientists studying …
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wired.com — Some of the wood that burned in the cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris on Monday was put in place in the year 1160. The beams and exterior of the roof over the nave, the long main section of the building, date from between 1220 and 1240. Nearly a millennium ago it was forest; today, after a catastroph…
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sciencealert.com — Over the years, researchers have learned a lot about dinosaur anatomy, but there's one feature that keeps eluding us.  Of all the dinosaur tracks discovered, only a rare few, far less than one percent, show any traces of skin. It's a serious blindspot, especially when the patterns that this organ …
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nytimes.com — Casimir Pulaski had male characteristics, like facial hair and male-pattern baldness, but his skeleton looked female. Researchers now believe he was intersex. He is called the “father of the American cavalry,” a Polish-born Revolutionary War hero who fought for American independence under George Wa…
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gizmodo.com — At one of the most important ancient graveyards on Earth in North Dakota, paleontologists unearthed the fossilized remains of fish seemingly killed by the effects of the asteroid that ended the Cretaceous. We know that a large asteroid struck the Earth 66 million years ago, and around the same time…
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foxnews.com — The wreck of the World War II aircraft carrier USS Hornet (CV-8) has been discovered off the Solomon Islands by a research organization set up by the late billionaire Paul Allen. The carrier was located in late January by the crew of the Research Vessel Petrel resting on the floor of the South Paci…
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motherjones.com — The killing of around 56 million people by 1600 indirectly contributed to a colder period, new research shows. European colonization of the Americas resulted in the killing of so many native people that it transformed the environment and caused the Earth’s climate to cool down, new research has fou…
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earth.com — In a new breakthrough, scientists have confirmed a key “missing link” in the human family tree that helps explain the evolution of upright apes into early humans. The findings put an end to a decade-long debate and confirm that early humans were in fact still swinging from trees less than 2 millio…
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bigthink.com — These photos of scientific heroes and accomplishments inspire awe and curiosity. Science has given humanity an incalculable boost over the recent centuries, changing our lives in ways both awe-inspiring and humbling. Fortunately, photography, a scientific feat in and of itself, has recorded some o…
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nationalgeographic.com — In 1939, artist Charles Bittinger imagined worlds we hadn’t traveled to yet—sometimes with impressive accuracy. Earlier this week, when NASA's New Horizons spacecraft went careening past an ancient chunk of rock more than four billion miles away, science celebrated a milestone—the flyby was the f…
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