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Photos: Newfound Ancient Human Relative Discovered in Philippines

1 week ago from Live Science

The newfound hominin Homo luzonensis lived about 67,000 years ago in what is now the Philippines.

New Species of Early Human Is Even Smaller Than the 'Hobbit'

1 week ago from Live Science

The ancient bones and teeth of a previously unknown human relative — one that was even smaller than the so-called Hobbit — have been discovered deep in a cave on...

In Philippine cave, scientists find bones and teeth belonging to a new human species

1 week ago from LA Times - Science

Fossil bones and teeth found in the Philippines have revealed a species of long-lost cousins of modern people who evidently lived tens of thousands of years ago, around the time...

Patriots sign TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins

1 week ago from UPI

The New England Patriots have signed tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins.

Fossils of enigmatic extinct human species found on Philippine island

1 week ago from Reuters:Science

Thirteen fossil bones and teeth excavated in a cave in the Philippines represent an enigmatic previously unknown human species, probably small in stature and possessing an unexpected mix of archaic...

Matter: An Ancient Human Species Lived in This Island Cave

1 week ago from NY Times Science

Archaeologists in the Philippines have turned up the bones of a previously unknown species, Homo luzonensis, further expanding our family tree.

Giant sea cumcumber species named after H.P. Lovecraft creature 'Cthulhu'

1 week ago from UPI

Scientists have discovered a new extinct species of sea cucumber thanks to an exceptionally preserved fossil found along the coast of England.

'The Lion King': Scar confronts Simba in new trailer

1 week ago from UPI

Scar sends Simba away from Pride Rock in the newest trailer for Disney's upcoming remake of "The Lion King."

New species of early human found in the Philippines

1 week ago from Physorg

An international team of researchers have uncovered the remains of a new species of human in the Philippines, proving the region played a key role in hominin evolutionary history.

A new hominid species has been found in a Philippine cave, fossils suggest

1 week ago from Sciencenews.org

Cave fossils found in the Philippines come from a newly discovered member of the human lineage, researchers say

Researchers interpret Cherokee inscriptions in Alabama cave

1 week ago from Physorg

For the first time, a team of scholars and archaeologists has recorded and interpreted Cherokee inscriptions in Manitou Cave, Alabama. These inscriptions reveal evidence of secluded ceremonial activities at a...

Archaeologists identify first prehistoric figurative cave art in Balkans

1 week ago from Physorg

An international team, led by an archaeologist from the University of Southampton and the University of Bordeaux, has revealed the first example of Palaeolithic figurative cave art found in the...

Cherokee inscriptions in Alabama cave interpreted

1 week ago from Science Daily

For the first time, a team of scholars and archaeologists has recorded and interpreted Cherokee inscriptions in Manitou Cave, Alabama. These inscriptions reveal evidence of secluded ceremonial activities at a...

Fingerprints of Venus Transformation May Be Hidden in Plain Sight

1 week ago from Space.com

The transformation of a water-rich Venus to an overheated world may be preserved in its complex geological features.

When people downsize to tiny houses, they adopt more environmentally friendly lifestyles

1 week ago from Physorg

Interest is surging in tiny homes – livable dwelling units that typically measure under 400 square feet. Much of this interest is driven by media coverage that claims that living...

Mapping Armaggedon: Earth's looming tsunamis and mega-quakes

1 week ago from Physorg

As villagers along the Sunda Strait were finishing their meals on the evening of 22 December last year, they had no idea of the cataclysmic event that awaited them.

Falling levels of air pollution drove decline in California's tule fog

1 week ago from Physorg

The Central Valley's heavy wintertime tule fog – known for snarling traffic and closing schools—has been on the decline over the past 30 years, and falling levels of air pollution...

The return of Cthulhu — the small sea critter

1 week ago from Science Blog

Cthulhu is calling from the ancient depths — and this time, researchers are only too happy to speak its name. Researchers at Yale, Oxford, the University of Leicester, Imperial College...

Stone Circles Ringed House That May Have Belonged to the Neolithic 'One Percent'

1 week ago from Live Science

The ancient stone circles around Stonehenge and Avebury in England may have all started with the commemoration of a single Neolithic house.

'Cthulhu' fossil reconstruction reveals monstrous relative of modern sea cucumbers

1 week ago from Science Daily

An exceptionally preserved fossil from Herefordshire in the UK has given new insights into the early evolution of sea cucumbers. Paleontologists from the UK and USA created a 3D computer...

The weirdest things we learned this week: Blood-thirsty Bambi and 12-foot-tall birds

1 week ago from PopSci

Science Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts. What’s the weirdest thing you learned this week? Well, whatever it is, we promise you’ll...

Looters likely raiding sunken treasures off Nova Scotia, experts warn

Beneath the choppy waves off Nova Scotia's rugged coast are thousands of shipwreck sites sprinkled with lost treasure: centuries-old coins, cannons, and perhaps even historic booty stolen from the White...

Transforming the art industry with Blockchain

1 week ago from Physorg

Sometimes an art forgery is so sophisticated, it fools even the experts. For example, in 2011, Sotheby's brokered a deal for a darkly coloured gentleman's portrait said to be by...

New Zealand lawmakers pass tough gun laws in response to mosque attacks

2 weeks ago from UPI

The New Zealand Parliament passed stricter gun reform legislation Wednesday, less than a month after shooting attacks at two mosques in Christchurch killed 50 people.

Dozens of Mummified Mice and Birds Found in Ancient Egyptian Tomb

2 weeks ago from Live Science

The well-preserved burial chamber was vividly painted with funerary scenes.

Singapore seizes more pangolin scales in week's 2nd bust

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Singapore has seized 14 tons of pangolin scales belonging to around 21,000 endangered mammals in the second such bust in less than a week.

A Night at the Museum With Beer and Skulls

2 weeks ago from NY Times Science

For two researchers at the American Museum of Natural History, closing time means the start of an anthropological happy hour that has yielded 10 books and scores of scientific articles...

Cuba's worker bees boost thriving honey business

2 weeks ago from Physorg

In the floral valleys of Cuba's Matanzas province, old fashioned farming means bees can swarm without the threat of pesticides that have decimated populations across the world.