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Archaeologists on ancient horse find in Nile River Valley

Zoology - Ethology / Science Daily - 02 May 2018

An ancient horse burial at Tombos along the Nile River Valley shows that a member of the horse family thousands of years ago was more important to the culture than previously thought, which provides a window into human-animal relationships more than 3,000 years ago.

DNA adds twist to ancient story of a Native American group

Anthropology / Science Daily - 02 May 2018

The ancient genomes of the Tsimshian indigenous people left tell-tale markers on the trail of their past

Scientists use rocket scanner to learn how whales hear

Zoology - Ethology / phys.org - 24 April 2018

Researchers have used a scanner designed for rockets to collect the first-ever computed tomography (CT) scan of an entire minke whale. By combining the CT scan results with custom-developed computer simulation tools, the researchers model how the whales hear sounds produced by other whales or by human-created (anthropogenic) sources such as ship propellers

Rotten egg gas around planet Uranus

Astronomy / bbc news - 24 April 2018

The planet Uranus has clouds made up of hydrogen sulphide, the gas that gives rotten eggs their unpleasant smell.

Scientists discover mechanism behind motor neurone disease

Medicine / bbc news - 24 April 2018

Scientists say they have made a breakthrough in understanding the cause of both motor neurone disease and a rare form of dementia.

Unprecedented wave of large-mammal extinctions linked to prehistoric humans

Archaeology / Science Daily - 24 April 2018

Homo sapiens, Neanderthals and other recent human relatives may have begun hunting large mammal species down to size -- by way of extinction -- at least 90,000 years earlier than previously thought, according to a new study. The magnitude and scale of the extinction wave surpassed any other recorded during the last 66 million years, according to the study.

New ancestor of modern sea turtles found in Alabama

Zoology - Ethology / Science Daily - 24 April 2018

A sea turtle discovered in Alabama is a new species from the Late Cretaceous epoch, according to a new study.

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