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Chimpanzees are better team players than most humans, study finds

Many people think humans are the only primates that work together to problem-solve, but chimpanzees are five times more likely to cooperate with one another than to compete with each other, according to new research published on Monday. Writing in the…

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Mysterious structure found under Neolithic dump in Scotland

Archeologists digging in Scotland have uncovered a strange underground stone structure that they said might be a crypt. The stone structure was said to be unlike anything else found on the British Isles and the discovery was made particularly unusually…

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This pine tree is Europe’s oldest living tree

Scientists have identified the oldest known living tree in Europe, a Bosnian pine dated to nearly 1,100 years old. Located in the highlands of Greece, the tree was dated using dendrocronology, a very precise means of dating trees that involved…

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Imaging technique finds hidden content of 500-year-old manuscript

Thanks to a new cutting-edge scanning technology, researchers at the University of Oxford's Bodleian Libraries have been able to read hidden writing on the pages of a 500-year-old deer-hide manuscript from Mexico. According to Live Science and Popular Archaeology, the text is…

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New algorithm can detect poverty– from space

Attempting to locate and assist people living in impoverished parts of the world could be made easier by using satellite imagery and machine learning algorithms, according to a new study led by researchers at Stanford University and published in the journal…

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Zebra finches sing to their eggs to combat climate change

Bird calls may just serve a purpose beyond what scientists have speculated, because according to a new study in Science, birdsong may just help prepare zebra finch eggs for global warming. Zebra finch parents sing certain songs to their eggs…

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Mysterious stone circles in Scotland align with the Sun and Moon

Using statistical methods, researchers found stone circle monuments in the British countryside are actually calibrated to fall in line with the motions of the Sun and Moon 5,000 years ago, according to a new report in the Journal of Archaeological…

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Major T. Rex fossil uncovered with intact 2,500 pound skull

Paleontologists recently uncovered an impressive Tyrannosaurus rex fossil, possibly including a complete skull. The discovery, which paleontologists determined to be approximately 20 percent of the animal, includes vertebrae, ribs, hips, and bottom jaw bones. According to a press release, the…

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“Mr. Iceman, who are you wearing?” Study discovers what makes up Ötzi’s ancient outfit

An analysis of the fur clothes being worn by Ötzi the Iceman, one of Europe’s most famous frozen cavemen,  has revealed the Copper Age man was wearing the skins of at least five different animals when he died. According to…

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Shipwrecks found off Florida coast from 16th century Spain

Debris discovered off the coast of Cape Canaveral, Florida earlier back in May likely belonged to Spanish ships bound for Havana, Cuba following a successful raid on a French fort, members of the expedition team responsible for the discovery told…