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Ancient Poop Helps Show Climate Change Contributed to Fall of Cahokia

University of Wisconsin-Madison

A new study shows climate change may have contributed to the decline of Cahokia, a famed prehistoric city near present-day St. Louis. And it involves ancient human poop.

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22-Feb-2019 4:50 PM EST
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Article ID: 708626

New Chimpanzee Culture Discovered

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

Chimpanzees have a more elaborate and diversified material culture than any other nonhuman primate.

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25-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST

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Article ID: 708405

Pottery reveals America’s first social media networks

Washington University in St. Louis

Long before Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook and even MySpace, early Mississippian Mound cultures in America’s southern Appalachian Mountains shared artistic trends and technologies across regional networks that functioned in similar ways as modern social media, suggests new research from Washington University in St. Louis.

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20-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 707966

Early “Fossils” Formed by Tectonics, not Life

Department of Energy, Office of Science

The 3.7-billion-year-old structures were considered the first evidence for life on the planet; new evidence suggests differently.

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19-Feb-2019 3:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 708156

Quarrying of Stonehenge ‘Bluestones’ Dated to 3000 BC

University College London

Excavations at two quarries in Wales, known to be the source of the Stonehenge ‘bluestones’, provide new evidence of megalith quarrying 5,000 years ago, according to a new UCL-led study.

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15-Feb-2019 10:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 708223

Diversity on land is not higher today than in the past, study shows

University of Birmingham

The rich levels of biodiversity on land seen across the globe today are not a recent phenomenon: diversity on land has been similar for at least the last 60 million years, since soon after the extinction of the dinosaurs.

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18-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 708120

Dog burial as common ritual in Neolithic populations of north-eastern Iberian Peninsula

Universidad De Barcelona

Coinciding with the Pit Grave culture (4200-3600 years before our era), coming from Southern Europe, the Neolithic communities of the north-eastern Iberian Peninsula started a ceremonial activity related to the sacrifice and burial of dogs.

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14-Feb-2019 1:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 707736

Exceptional new titanosaur from middle Cretaceous Tanzania: Mnyamawamtuka

PLOS

An exceptional sauropod dinosaur specimen from the middle Cretaceous of Tanzania represents a unique species and provides new insights into sauropod evolution, according to a study published February 13, 2019 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Eric Gorscak of Midwestern University, Illinois, and Patrick O’Connor of Ohio University, USA.

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Scientists Look Into The Past To Help Identify Fish Threatened with Local Extinction

Wildlife Conservation Society

Marine scientists from the University of Queensland, WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) and other groups have developed a methodology to assess fish stocks that combines new data with archeological and historical records – some dating back to the 8th Century AD.

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13-Feb-2019 2:00 PM EST
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Article ID: 708036

Gallery 400 exhibit explores effects of climate insecurity across the planet

University of Illinois at Chicago

Gallery 400 exhibit at UIC looks at climate insecurity around the world.

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13-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST

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