December 30, 2016
The presidential election took center stage, but our readers were also fascinated by everything from particle physics and rage disorder to autism in girls and the polar vortex
Source: The Most Popular Science Stories of 2016 – Scientific American
November 13, 2016
It took some digging, but there’s finally good news coming out of Iraq. Archaeologists announced this week that they discovered the remains of a Bronze…
Source: Archaeologists Just Discovered a Bronze-Age City in Northern Iraq | Foreign Policy
November 7, 2016
Imagine the thrill of unearthing three ancient greek mosaics dating back 2,220 years ago. Back in 2014, Professor Kutalmış Görkay of Ankara University and his team of archeologists discovered three ancient greek mosaics in the Turkish city of Zeugma near the border of Syria. For some context, back in 2007, Zeugma was expecting a flood due […]
Source: Archaeologists unearth ancient greek mosaics in pristine condition, there’s nothing like it
October 21, 2016
Combined findings from DNA records and prehistoric cave-art allows researchers to retrace the elusive bovine footsteps.
Source: Ancient cave art and DNA reveals mystery species that gave rise to European bison
October 21, 2016
Two studies may explain why people of African descent respond more strongly to infection, and are more prone to autoimmune diseases
Source: Neandertal DNA Affects Modern Ethnic Difference in Immune Response – Scientific American
October 16, 2016
China and the West were in contact more than 1,500 years before European explorer Marco Polo arrived in China, new finds suggest.
Source: Western contact with China began long before Marco Polo, experts say – BBC News
September 25, 2016
The first comprehensive genomic study of Indigenous Australians has revealed that they are indeed the direct descendants of Australia’s earliest settlers and diverged from their Papuan neighbors about 37,000 years ago.
Source: Unprecedented Genomic Study Shines Light on Ancestry of Indigenous Australians | Genetics, Paleoanthropology | Sci-News.com
September 15, 2016
Reconstruction is based on studies of a spectacular fossil from China, preserved with skin and pigments intact
Source: Scientists reveal most accurate depiction of a dinosaur ever created | Elsa Panciroli | Science | The Guardian