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Spear point study offers new explanation of how early humans settled North America

Anthropology / anthropology news - 03 April 2018

Careful examination of numerous fluted spear points found in Alaska and western Canada prove that the Ice Age peopling of the Americas was much more complex than previously believed.

Extinct monitor lizard had four eyes, fossil evidence shows

Archaeology / science daily - 03 April 2018

Researchers have evidence that an extinct species of monitor lizard had four eyes, a first among known jawed vertebrates. Today, only the jawless lampreys have four eyes.

Ocean plastic could triple in decade

Earth sciences / bbc news - 23 March 2018

The amount of plastic in the ocean is set to triple in a decade unless litter is curbed, a major report has warned.

UK will lead European exoplanet mission

Astronomy / bbc news - 23 March 2018

A telescope to study the atmospheres of planets beyond our Solar System will be launched by the European Space Agency in the late 2020s.

Two-billion-year-old salt rock reveals rise of oxygen in ancient atmosphere

Earth sciences / Science Daily - 23 March 2018

Salts left over from ancient seawater reveal new information about the oxygenation of the Earth's atmosphere more than 2 billion years ago.

Discovery of sophisticated 115,000-year-old bone tools in China

Anthropology / Science Daily - 23 March 2018

An analysis of 115,000-year-old bone tools discovered in China suggests that the toolmaking techniques mastered by prehistoric humans there were more sophisticated than previously thought.

Scientists Find aDNA Evidence of the Bacteria that Almost Wiped out the Aztecs

Anthropology / ancient origins - 23 March 2018

Architectural investigations of the Grand Plaza resulted in the unexpected discovery of a large epidemic cemetery associated with the 1545-1550 cocoliztli epidemic. The cemetery was found to contain numerous mass burials, attesting to the catastrophic nature of the epidemic.

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