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genetics

The Mystery of the Mummified Bishop and the Fetus in His Coffin

Remains hidden with this Swedish “founding father” likely belonged to his grandson, but questions linger.
April 16, 2021
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evolution

The Carnivore Paradise That Keeps Changing the Story of Human Evolution

New research at Dmanisi continues to challenge what we think we know about our deep past.
April 9, 2021
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rainforest

Why Researchers Dressed as Leopards to Scare Some Monkeys

A field experiment in Republic of the Congo revealed new insights into how the primates sound the alarm.
April 1, 2021
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lgbtq

Meet the Woman Who Trekked a 1,200-Mile Ice Age Trail in the Dead of Winter

Emily Ford is the first woman and first person of color to complete the grueling hike.
March 29, 2021
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stave churches

To Save Norway's Stave Churches, Conservators Had to Relearn a Lost Art

The iconic wooden buildings require ancient weatherproofing technology.
March 24, 2021
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ice

How a Secret Cold War Project Led to Signs of Ancient Life—and a New Warning About the Future

Researchers found fossils in a forgotten ice core that rewrite Greenland’s icy past.
March 15, 2021
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sinkhole

Solved: The Mystery of a Lonely Human Skull in an Italian Cave

Scientists found answers in a single piece of evidence.
March 5, 2021
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pet cemeteries

Is This Egyptian Site the World’s Oldest Pet Cemetery?

Perhaps, but humans all over the world, from Siberia to Illinois, have a long history of burying animals with respect.
March 4, 2021
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moth

Why an English Manor Is Deploying Parasitic Wasps and Moth Pheromones

Conservators are trying to protect historic treasures—but it's all more subdued than it sounds.
February 25, 2021