Contemporary humans have a small amount of DNA derived from Neanderthals and Denisovans in their cells. A recent study published in Science on August 10, 2023, reveals that early human species interbred.
An international team of scientists led by the University of Southampton has discovered that the main driving force behind the generation and eruption of diamond-rich magmas from deep inside the Earth is the breakup of tectonic plates.
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Well, this is a surprise! The fossil record has revealed that placental mammals, the group that includes humans, dogs, and bats, originated in the Cretaceous period and did indeed co-exist with dinosaurs for a short time before the dinosaurs became extinct.
According to a study published on June 21, 2023, in the open-access journal PLOS ONE, the oldest known engravings made by Neanderthals were found on a cave wall in France.
Francis Crick Institute researchers have found three ancient cases of Yersinia pestis, the bacteria that causes the plague, in Britain. This is the oldest evidence of the plague in Britain.
Scientists have discovered the oldest scale plans of a human-made megastructure. These engravings, estimated to be between 7,000 and 8,000 years old, illustrate nearby desert kites, which were vast structures used to trap animals.
Researchers have looked to dinosaurs to explain many of the unique features of birds, including feathers, bone structure, and more. However, the wings of birds have proven to be particularly interesting to researchers at the University of Tokyo’s Department of Earth and Planetary Science.
Scientists have discovered a new layer of partly molten rock under the Earth’s crust that might help settle a long-standing debate about how tectonic plates move.
Changes in Earth’s orbit that favored hotter conditions may have helped trigger a rapid global warming event 56 million years ago that is considered an analogue for modern climate change, according to an international team of scientists.