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Category: Archaeology

A New Pygmy Tyrannosaur Is Discovered to Be T. Rex’s Cousin from North

A New Pygmy Tyrannosaur Is Discovered to Be T. Rex’s Cousin from North

Scientists found a 70 million-year-old fossil in the Late Cretaceous sediments of Alaska and it was identified to be a new small tyrannosaur, according to a paper published in the journal PLOS ONE on March 12, 2014. Tyrannosaurs is the lineage of carnivorous theropod (“beast feet”) dinosaurs including the famous [...]

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New Discovery on Hominin DNA Suggests Link to Mystery Population

New Discovery on Hominin DNA Suggests Link to Mystery Population

Paleontologists gleaned DNA from a 400,000-year old femur from Spain and discovered an unexpected link between Europe’s hominin inhabitants of the time and a cryptic population, the Denisovans, known to have lived much more recently in southwestern Siberia. The DNA sequence, representing the oldest hominin sequence yet published, brings paleontologists [...]

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Where Is the Origin of Little Red Riding Hood?

Where Is the Origin of Little Red Riding Hood?

Long, long ago, maybe 2,000 years ago, there was a little girl who often wore a riding hood given by her grandmother as a birthday gift. And then what? The ending depends on where you hear the story. In some European versions, Little Red Riding Hood doesn’t have a happy [...]

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Listen to the History of Human Migration—Music Is a Witness to Human Evolution

Listen to the History of Human Migration—Music Is a Witness to Human Evolution

In human migration and the formation of different ethnic groups, differences in language between various ethnic groups usually exhibit certain correlation with the gene differences. Recently, Steven Brown, associate professor in Psychology, Neuroscience and Linguistics at McMaster University, for the first time uses quantitative data prove that music and genes [...]

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Would You Like to Become a Fossil?

Would You Like to Become a Fossil?

Looking at the footprints on the beach, thinking about whether it is still there tomorrow, a peculiar question struck me: when I die, am I going to leave any traces behind in the fossil record? Fossils are not just bones, and they can be parts of an organism’s actual form, [...]

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