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Polynesian Chickens May Have Flown The Coop, But They Didn't Make It To South America: Study
2014-03-19 11:07:14

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It is commonly agreed in the scientific community that Polynesians expanded their culture throughout the South Pacific some 3,000 years ago and later arrived in places like Tahiti and Hawaii. But did the Polynesians make it all the way to South America? And if they did, did they beat Columbus? New evidence paints a pretty clear picture that Polynesians were in fact not the first to arrive in South America, and maybe never made the...

Archeologists Study Ancient Teeth To Uncover Evolution Of Disease
2013-02-18 13:38:14

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Every civilization leaves clues in artifacts that can tell of how a civilization once lived, thrived, and even became extinct. Now scientists are taking a closer look into a few archeological finds to look at how diseases once thrived and evolved. Particularly, scientists are looking at the teeth of ancient skeletons. A team of scientists led by the University of Adelaide's Centre for Ancient DNA (ACAD) published research in the...

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2009-12-10 12:32:22

Ancient DNA retrieved from extinct horse species from around the world has challenged one of the textbook examples of evolution - the fossil record of the horse family Equidae over the past 55 million years. The study, published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, involved an international team of researchers and the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA (ACAD) based at the University of Adelaide. Only the modern horse, zebras, wild asses and donkey survive today, but...

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2009-11-18 10:34:39

DNA recovered from fossilized bones of the moa, a giant extinct bird, has revealed a new geological history of New Zealand, reports a study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. A team of scientists led by the University of Adelaide has reconstructed a history of marine barriers, mountain building and glacial cycles in New Zealand over millions of years, using the first complete genetic history of the moa. After almost being totally submerged around 25...

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2009-10-20 08:25:00

Genetic information from an extinct species of bison preserved in permafrost for thousands of years could help improve modern agricultural livestock and breeding programs, according to University of Adelaide researchers. Researchers from the University's Australian Center for Ancient DNA (ACAD) worked with an international team of genomics researchers to analyze the genetic mutations of an ancient bison, many modern cattle breeds and members of the larger ruminant family tree, including deer,...

2009-04-16 07:05:00

'I, Cancer' Offers Holistic Advice for Cancer Patients and Their Loved Ones MOUNT SHASTA, Calif., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- "For those who are touched by cancer there is no sweeter, more mystifying sound than the elusive words SPONTANEOUS REMISSION," writes Dr. Alan Cooper in his new book, "I, Cancer: The semi-Buddhist answer to dancing with Cancer ... YOU LEAD" (published by AuthorHouse). "But what if this miraculous phenomenon was not a spontaneous event at all but was rather an entirely...


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snash
  • To talk saucily.
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This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.