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2,500 year old sarcophagus discovered at ancient city of Antandros

2,500 year old sarcophagus discovered at ancient city of Antandros

Researchers at the ancient Greek city of Antandros, located in Turkey's Balıkesir province, have discovered the remains of a woman and ...
Swiss archaeologists help chart ancient Greek port of Oricum

Swiss archaeologists help chart ancient Greek port of Oricum

A team from Switzerland-based Octopus Foundation will be back on a mission to Albania early next September to conduct research on the histo...
More than 80 late Byzantine tombs found at Perperikon

More than 80 late Byzantine tombs found at Perperikon

Professor Nikolai Ovcharov’s archaeological team working at the ancient sacred site of Perperikon in Bulgaria has discovered more than 80 t...
Polish divers search lakes near Machu Picchu for traces of Inca ritual activity

Polish divers search lakes near Machu Picchu for traces of Inca ritual activity

Polish scientists searched for traces of the Inca ritual activity in three lakes in the Machu Picchu region of Peru - at an altitude of ove...
Pompeii through the ages

Pompeii through the ages

Scientists from Fraunhofer and Max Planck institutes are studying the history of the restoration of Pompeii, which has been a UNESCO world ...
Zoroastrian ossuaries discovered in southeastern Iran

Zoroastrian ossuaries discovered in southeastern Iran

Following the discovery of a “dakhmeh” (also called tower of silence) in Torkabad City, Yazd Province, six ossuary rooms have revealed trac...
Nearly two metre tall ancient statue unearthed at Cambodia's Angkor complex

Nearly two metre tall ancient statue unearthed at Cambodia's Angkor complex

Archaeologists have unearthed a large, centuries-old statue that is believed to have once stood guard over an ancient hospital at Cambodia&...
Genome sequencing shows spiders, scorpions share ancestor

Genome sequencing shows spiders, scorpions share ancestor

In collaboration with scientists from the U.K., Europe, Japan and the United States, researchers at the Human Genome Sequencing Center at B...
Glaciers may have helped warm Earth

Glaciers may have helped warm Earth

It seems counterintuitive, but over the eons, glaciers may have made Earth warmer, according to a Rice University professor. Weathering...
Walking with dinosaurs

Walking with dinosaurs

Remember the classic flocking scene from Jurassic Park? Alan and the kids are walking over a grassy plain. A flock of ostrich-like dinosaur...
What caused the world's greatest extinction?

What caused the world's greatest extinction?

A study by a researcher in the Syracuse University College of Arts and Sciences offers new clues to what may have triggered the world's...
Dinosaur-era plant found alive in North America for first time

Dinosaur-era plant found alive in North America for first time

Imagine you're at work and suddenly, a cheetah pokes its head through your window. That's about what Richard McCourt, PhD, and his ...
Aardvarks’ tragic fate points to worrying consequences for wildlife as a result of climate change

Aardvarks’ tragic fate points to worrying consequences for wildlife as a result of climate change

The aardvark, a highlight for anyone on a game-viewing African safari, will become increasingly rare as the world warms and dries, and the ...
Methane-eating microbes may reduce release of gases as Antarctic ice sheets melt

Methane-eating microbes may reduce release of gases as Antarctic ice sheets melt

Lurking in a lake half a mile beneath Antarctica's icy surface, methane-eating microbes may mitigate the release of this greenhouse gas...
Understanding tropical rainfall

Understanding tropical rainfall

The Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ), also known as the doldrums, is one of the dramatic features of Earth's climate system. Promi...
An inevitable warm-up for Earth

An inevitable warm-up for Earth

Even if humans could instantly turn off all our emissions of greenhouse gases, the Earth would continue to heat up about two more degrees F...
Loss of Arctic sea ice impacting Atlantic Ocean water circulation system

Loss of Arctic sea ice impacting Atlantic Ocean water circulation system

Scientists at Yale University and the University of Southampton say the ongoing Arctic ice loss can play an active role in altering one of ...

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