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Ancient Human Skulls Show Evidence Of Prevalent Inbreeding
2013-03-19 15:25:55

Although it is considered completely taboo in most modern societies, an ancient human skull found in northern China suggests inbreeding could have been prevalent among ancient peoples around 100,000 years ago.

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2011-02-28 14:48:17

Scientists report that the effective population of the critically endangered Amur tiger is less than 14 animals.

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2009-08-04 13:20:00

New research has found that the European bison, Europe’s heaviest surviving land animal, is still in danger of extinction, despite heroic conservation efforts.


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saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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