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Searching For Richard III
2012-11-15 22:47:41

A new archaeological dig in Leicester, England has members of the team wondering if they might have unearthed the skeleton of the tyrannical and power-hungry king.

Ancient New Zealander Genome Sequenced
2012-10-23 21:08:06

A research team has achieved landmark results by sequencing the complete mitochondrial genome for members of the first groups of Polynesians to settle New Zealand.

Image 1 - Were European Neanderthals Long Gone Before Humans Arrived?
2012-03-27 04:47:12

New research suggests Western European Neanderthals were likely to have been extinct long before humans arrived on the evolutionary scene.

European Neanderthals We Already Close To Extinction Before Arrival Of Modern Humans
2012-02-27 11:42:15

New findings from an international team of researchers show that most Neanderthals in Europe died off around 50,000 years ago.

2011-09-24 07:00:00

An international team of scientists, including researchers from Murdoch University, have just published findings that re-interpret the history of our species' original dispersals across the

Evolution's Past Is Modern Human's Present
2011-09-08 05:02:13

Mandenka, Biaka and San tested for DNA evidence of ancient interbreeding inside Africa.

Antibiotic Resistance Found In Ancient DNA
2011-09-05 04:33:02

A team comprised primarily of Canadian researchers has discovered antibiotic resistance in the DNA of 30,000-year-old bacteria found in the Yukon permafrost.


Word of the Day
zill
  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".
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