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The Strange History of the North American Arctic
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 3 hours ago - news.sciencemag.org
Archaeologists mapping ancient cultures in the North American Arctic--a region spanning present-day Greenland--have long puzzled over how different cultures relate to one another. Now, an unprecedented large-scale genomics study has traced many such culture
'Pristine' Mammoth Skeleton Unearthed In Texas
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, unearthed, Mammoth, skeleton, ancient, archaeology, discovery, history )

Darren
- 5 hours ago - huffingtonpost.com
Marty McEwen was digging in the dirt on his dad's North Texas property in May when the excavator suddenly hit something. That something turned out to be a six-foot tusk -- of a mammoth that had walked the earth tens of thousands of years ago.
Transgenic Silkworm Spins Strong 'Spider' Threads That Could Be Mass-Produced
Science & Tech  (tags: research, discovery, Japan, agrobiology, silkworms, transgenic )

Naoko
- 9 hours ago - japantimes.co.jp
TSUKUBA, IBARAKI PREF. - Japan's National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences has developed a transgenic silkworm that produces strong "spider" silk.
Study Shows Advantage of Stone-Tipped Spears for Prehistoric Humans
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 23 hours ago - popular-archaeology.com
An experimental study shows that stone-tipped spears do not penetrate as deep into prey as sharpened wooden spears, but cause more damage.
Scientists Reveal the Genetic Prehistory of the New World Arctic Peoples
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 1 day ago - popular-archaeology.com
Much has been said and reported about studies and discoveries focusing on searching for the first Americans. Less popularized but equally important has been the ongoing research related to illucidating the picture of how and when the Arctic, the last regi
Wine and Herbal Residues Found in Bronze Age Palace Cellar Jars
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 1 day ago - popular-archaeology.com
In 2013, while excavating within the palace ruins of Tel Kabri, a 75-acre ancient Canaanite city site in northern Israel that dates back to 1700 BCE, a joint American-Israeli team came across a three-foot-long jar. They later christened it "Bessie." The s
Hadrian's Wall Dig Unearths 2,000-Year-Old Toilet Seat
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 1 day ago - bbc.com
Archaeologists have unearthed a 2,000-year-old, perfectly preserved wooden toilet seat at a Roman fort on Hadrian's Wall in Northumberland.
2,700-Year-Old Phoenician Shipwreck Discovered
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 1 day ago - news.discovery.com
An international team of researchers has discovered the remains of a Phoenician ship that sunk in the waters off the island of Malta around 700 BC, Maltese authorities announced this week.
Walking Bichir Fish May Reveal How Vertebrates Moved Onto Land
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, discovery, research, science, scientists, Canada, walkin bichir fish, fish, vertebrates )

Lone
- 1 day ago - news.ca.msn.com
A Canadian scientist has found a way to raise fish to "walk" confidently with their heads held high -- by forcing them out of the water at a young age.
Ancient Arabian Stones Hint at How Humans Migrated Out of Africa
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 2 days ago - livescience.com
Ancient stone artifacts recently excavated from Saudi Arabia possess similarities to items of about the same age in Africa -- a discovery that could provide clues to how humans dispersed out of Africa, researchers say.
Scientists: Mysterious Kennewick Man Looked Polynesian and Came From Far Away
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 2 days ago - washingtonpost.com
The mysterious Kennewick Man, who died 9,000 years ago in the Columbia River Valley, was a seal hunter who rambled far and wide with a projectile point lodged in his hip, five broken ribs that never healed properly, two small dents in his skull and a bum
Vikings Were Experts in Recycling and Reclamation
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 2 days ago - irishexaminer.com
The earliest Vikings settlers of 11th century Cork were recycling and land reclamation experts, and were trading with Europe, a major report on two of the city's most significant archaeological sites has found.
Russian Archaeologists Search for Remains of Ancient Civilization Under Lake Issyk Kul
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 2 days ago - en.ria.ru
Russian archaeologists are conducting an underwater expidition in search of the remains of an ancient civilization at the bottom of the lake Issyk Kul in Kyrgyzstan, Nikolay Lukashov, the president of the Russian Confederation of Underwater Activities, to
Clouds Of Water Vapour Detected Just 7 Light-Years Away
Science & Tech  (tags: space, research, science, nasa, WISE, water, brown dwarf, discovery, astronomy )

Michael
- 2 days ago - iflscience.com
Water is essential for life as we know it, so it's particularly exciting to hear that astronomers have recently discovered a brown dwarf about 7 light years away that could yield the first direct evidence of water clouds outside of our solar system.
Secretive Company Claims Battery Breakthrough
Science & Tech  (tags: business, design, discovery, energy, environment, NewTechnology, technology, tech, performance )

Darren
- 3 days ago - scientificamerican.com
The Michigan start-up Sakti3 says its solid-state cells more than double the energy density of today's best Li-Ion batteries
 

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