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Article ID: 706522

Ancient Carpet Shark Discovered with ‘Spaceship-Shaped’ Teeth

North Carolina State University

The world of the dinosaurs just got a bit more bizarre with a newly discovered species of freshwater shark whose tiny teeth resemble the alien ships from the popular 1980s video game Galaga.

15-Jan-2019 1:05 PM EST

Article ID: 706739

Understanding our early human ancestors: Australopithecus sediba

Dartmouth College

The fossil site of Malapa in the Cradle of Humankind, South Africa, discovered by Lee Berger of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, in August 2008, has been one of the most productive sites of the 21st century for fossils of early human ancestors or hominins. A new hominin species, Australopithecus sediba (Au. sediba), was named by Berger and his colleagues, following the discovery of two partial skeletons just under two million years old, a juvenile male individual-- Malapa Hominin 1 (MH1)-- and an adult female, Malapa Hominin 2 (MH2). The skeletons are under the custodianship of the University of the Witwatersrand, where they are being kept.

18-Jan-2019 11:40 AM EST

Article ID: 706636

Scientists Confirm Pair of Skeletons are from Same Early Hominin Species

New York University

Separate skeletons suggested to be from different early hominin species are, in fact, from the same species, a team of anthropologists has concluded in a comprehensive analysis of remains first discovered a decade ago.

17-Jan-2019 6:05 AM EST

Article ID: 706520

National Geographic spotlights Tulane professor’s work

Tulane University

Article provides much more detail about the findings than had previously been revealed.

15-Jan-2019 1:05 PM EST

Arts and Humanities

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Article ID: 706115

Solving the Ancient Mysteries of Easter Island

Binghamton University, State University of New York

The ancient people of Rapa Nui (Easter Island, Chile) built their famous ahu monuments near coastal freshwater sources, according to a team of researchers including faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

8-Jan-2019 8:05 AM EST

Article ID: 706141

Myth of Mona Lisa's magical gaze debunked

Bielefeld University

n science, the "Mona Lisa Effect" refers to the impression that the eyes of the person portrayed in an image seem to follow the viewer as they move in front of the picture.

8-Jan-2019 12:40 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 705920

The Science of Consciousness TSC 2019 Interlaken - Switzerland June 25-28, 2019

Center for Consciousness Studies, University of Arizona

The Science of Consciousness (TSC) 2019 is the 26th annual international interdisciplinary conference on fundamental questions and cutting-edge issues connected with conscious experience. https://www.tsc2019-interlaken.ch/

4-Jan-2019 1:05 PM EST

Article ID: 706016

How climate change caused the world’s first ever empire to collapse

Northumbria University Newcastle

Dr Vasile Ersek, a senior lecturer in Physical Geography at Northumbria University, writes for The Conversation about the discovery of new evidence of a drought that finished off the Akkadian Empire 4,000 years ago.

4-Jan-2019 11:30 AM EST

Article ID: 705917

Powerful Icelandic Vikings were buried with stallions

University of Oslo

Archaeologists in Iceland have for decades examined the remains of more than 350 graves from the Viking Age. In approximately 150 of these, teeth or bones of horses were found. Geneticists and archaeologists have now examined ancient DNA from 19 horses in such graves, and it turned out that all horses - except one - were male.

2-Jan-2019 2:05 PM EST

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