Neanderthals and Humans First Mated 50,000 Years Ago, DNA Reveals
Study researcher Svante Pääbo examines a 45,000-year-old femur from a Siberian man that is helping scientists pinpoint when Neanderthals and modern humans interbred.
October 22nd, 2014
The DNA from a 45,000-year-old bone of a man from Siberia is helping to pinpoint when modern humans and Neanderthals first interbred, researchers say. The man was born thousands of years after such interspecies mating occurred.
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Photos: WWII Shipwrecks Found Off NC Coast
wwii shipwrecks, world war ii
October 22nd, 2014
A merchant freighter called Bluefields and the German U-boat U-576, both of which went down on July 15, 1942 during World War II, were discovered on floor of the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of North Carolina
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Ancient Human Skulls Reveal When Europeans Could Drink Milk
A Late Bronze Age burial from the site of Ludas-Varjú-dulo, Hungary dated to about 1200 B.C.
October 21st, 2014
The DNA from 13 ancient humans reveals the evolution of lighter skin and lactose tolerance. The skeletons were found in archaeological burial sites unearthed during highway construction in the Great Hungarian Plain in Central Europe.
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Missing Sphinx Head Found in Ancient Greek Tomb
sphinx head
October 22nd, 2014
Archaeologists discovered the missing head of one of the marble sphinxes in a huge Macedonian tomb under excavation in Amphipolis, Greece.
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In Photos: Engraving Honoring Emperor Hadrian Found In Jerusalem
October 21st, 2014
A piece of limestone commemorating the Roman emperor Hadrian has been discovered in Jerusalem. It's possible that the engraving will offer clues about life in Jerusalem at the time of its carving in 129-130.
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Thousands of Historic Archives from British Asylums to Go Online
painting of York Retreat
October 21st, 2014
The Wellcome Library will digitize records from British asylums from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, including not only case reports but also the paintings and poetry of psychiatric patients.
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In Photos: Prehistoric Temple Uncovered in Ukraine
A temple dating back about 6,000 years has been discovered within a massive prehistoric settlement in Ukraine.
October 20th, 2014
Inside the temple, archaeologists found humanlike figurines, sacrificed animal remains and potter fragments. Check out these photos of the prehistoric finding.
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Two World War II Battle Ships Discovered Off North Carolina
wwii shipwrecks, world war ii
October 22nd, 2014
The two WW II vessels sunk within moments of each other in 1942 and now rest side-by-side on the seafloor off the coast of North Carolina. The discovery drives home how close the war came to American shores.
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Rare Inscription Hailing Emperor Hadrian Unearthed in Jerusalem
Hadrian inscription
October 21st, 2014
A newly uncovered large slab of limestone with an official commemoration to the Roman Emperor Hadrian may help researchers understand the events that led to the Bar Kokhba revolt in the early second century, experts said.
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King Tut's Health: New Mummy Scans Refute Old Diagnosis of Pharaohs
Mummy of King Tut
October 21st, 2014
Several ancient Egyptian pharaohs, such as Ramesses the Great and King Tut, didn't have a painful inflammatory disorder called ankylosing spondylitis as scientists had thought. But they did have mild back disorder linked to old age.
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