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New fossil find backs up existence of ancient hobbit-humans

The first Homo floresiensis fossils were discovered in a cave at a site called Liang Bua and dated to 50,000-100,000 years ago.The new fossils were found at a site called Mata Menge, but they aren’t more examples of H.

The last woolly mammoths in North America didn’t starve — they died of thirst

The last woolly mammoths in North America didn’t starve — they died of thirst New research on the last-surviving mammoth population in North America has shown that this particular group probably didn’t die as the result of human hunting or a loss of food.One possible explanation for the Saint Paul mammoths’ eventual extinction would be the glacial melt that created the island in the first place.

Researchers claim new evidence unmasks the culprit in the infamous ‘Piltdown Man’ hoax

Researchers claim new evidence unmasks the culprit in the infamous ‘Piltdown Man’ hoax For those who don’t know, the Piltdown Man controversy essentially went like this.His discovery, named Piltdown Man, would be heralded as one of the most important finds in the entire study of human evolution.

Baby dinosaur tail found preserved in amber, complete with feathers

Baby dinosaur tail found preserved in amber, complete with feathers We started with “dinosaurs were like big scaly lizards,” progressed to “dinosaurs probably had feathers,” and now we’re arrived at “here are some actual dinosaur feathers.” A piece of amber discovered at a market in Myanmar has been confirmed to contain a baby dinosaur tail, which is covered with dense feathers.

2016's most talked-about research papers

2016's most talked-about research papers ” But the researchers didn’t give the participants any instruction on how to use the Fitcore trackers and website effectively.Her plea for more research this year into Lewy body dementia galvanized donors and researchers, and those who are interested in such research.

This terrifying sea creature could be one of our earliest ancestors

This terrifying sea creature could be one of our earliest ancestors A tiny, wrinkly, sack-like sea creature with a huge mouth and no anus could be your ancestor.The new study, published in the journal Nature on Monday, shines light on how some of our oldest earthly ancestors may have looked and lived.

A dinosaur-era reptile popped out babies, not eggs

A dinosaur-era reptile popped out babies, not eggs Mammals give birth to babies, reptiles pop out eggs, right?Paleontologists have found a 245-million-year-old fossil of a pregnant reptile and her curled-up embryo.

Ancient fossils may hold the oldest known signs of life on Earth

Ancient fossils may hold the oldest known signs of life on Earth Ancient rocks in northwestern Canada may contain the oldest evidence of life on Earth.8 billion years ago near volcanic vents on the seafloor, according to a study published Wednesday in Nature.

Newly discovered rock formations could be fossils from earliest living organisms

Newly discovered rock formations could be fossils from earliest living organisms 5 billion years ago, and a new discovery in Canada indicates life developed not long after.28 billion years ago.

A 400,000-year-old fossil offers new clues on how humans evolved

A 400,000-year-old fossil offers new clues on how humans evolved Deep inside a Portuguese cave, the fossil of a human cranium lay buried for 400,000 years, surrounded by a smattering of stone tools and animal remains.The cranium found in Portugal's Aroeira cave belonged to a Neanderthal, the closest extinct relative of modern humans.