Archaeologists reconstruct an ancient Aryan bow

A unique compound bow from the Bronze Age nearly 2 meters tall was reconstructed from authentic materials by SUSU specialists as part of an international team. This weapon had the greatest accuracy, shooting distance and killing power in its time......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgMay 20th, 2022

Ancient swamp was a sex death trap for fossil frogs

University College Cork (UCC) paleontologists have discovered why hundreds of fossil frogs died in an ancient swamp 45 million years ago: It happened during mating......»»

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Robotic ammonites recreate ancient animals" movements

In a university swimming pool, scientists and their underwater cameras watch carefully as a coiled shell is released from a pair of metal tongs. The shell begins to move under its own power, giving the researchers a glimpse into what the oceans might.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 5th, 2022

Lasers light the way to discovery of ancient crust beneath Western Australia

By firing lasers finer than a human hair at tiny grains of a mineral extracted from beach sand, Curtin researchers have found evidence of an almost four billion-year-old piece of the Earth's crust that lies beneath the South-West of WA......»»

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NASA says its plan to bring Mars samples back to Earth is safe, but some people are worried

Since September, the Perseverance rover has been picking along an ancient river delta on Mars, its robotic arms reaching out with whirling steel drill bits to core rocks, scoop soil and suck small amounts of the red planet's atmosphere into titanium.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 4th, 2022

NASA may have to dig deeper for evidence of life on Mars

New research suggests NASA will have to dig deeper on Mars or seek out different targets in its quest to find evidence of ancient life on the planet......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJul 4th, 2022

Secrets of the Moon’s Permanent Shadows Are Coming to Light

Robots will venture into the sunless depths of lunar craters to find ancient water ice, while studies find hints about how water arrives on rocky worlds......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2022

Study: How placentas evolved in mammals

The fossil record tells us about ancient life through the preserved remains of body parts like bones, teeth and turtle shells. But how to study the history of soft tissues and organs, which can decay quickly, leaving little evidence behind?.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 1st, 2022

Dinosaurs took over amid ice, not warmth, says a new study of ancient mass extinction

Many of us know the conventional theory of how the dinosaurs died 66 million years ago: in Earth's fiery collision with a meteorite, and a following global winter as dust and debris choked the atmosphere. But there was a previous extinction, far more.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 1st, 2022

Hidden in genetics: The evolutionary relationships of two groups of ancient invertebrates revealed

Kamptozoa and Bryozoa are two phyla of small aquatic invertebrates. They are related to snails and clams (collectively called mollusks), bristleworms, earthworms, and leeches (collectively called annelids), and ribbon worms (nemertea). But their prec.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 1st, 2022

Scientists decipher, catalog the diverse origins of Earth"s minerals

A 15-year study led by the Carnegie Institution for Science details the origins and diversity of every known mineral on Earth, a landmark body of work that will help reconstruct the history of life on Earth, guide the search for new minerals and ore.....»»

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Ancient DNA yields surprising findings on world"s earliest seafarers

New genetic research from remote islands in the Pacific offers fresh insights into the ancestry and culture of the world's earliest seafarers, including family structure, social customs, and the ancestral populations of the people living there today......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 30th, 2022

Study shows two million ancient and veteran trees in England, ten times more than previously recorded

A new study has shown there could be around eight to ten times as many ancient and veteran trees in England than currently recorded, with estimates ranging from 1.7 to 2.1 million, compared to the 115,000 currently on record......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 30th, 2022

Bite marks on ancient sperm whale relatives suggest sharks used them as fat sources

A small team of researchers from Switzerland, the U.S., Italy and Peru reports evidence that suggests ancestors of modern sperm whales were used as fat sources by ancient sharks. In their paper published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, the gro.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 30th, 2022

Shrimps and worms among first animals to recover after largest mass extinction

Researchers studying ancient sea bed burrows and trails have discovered that bottom burrowing animals were among the first to bounce back after the end-Permian mass extinction......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 30th, 2022

This spot is where we could find signs of ancient Mars life

NASA has shared an image captured on Mars showing a spot where scientists believe they could find the first evidence of ancient microbial life away from Earth......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 30th, 2022

Ancient wolf genomes indicate an East Asian origin for dogs

Many dog populations seem to have two doses of wolf genes. Enlarge / An Eastern Gray Wolf is a mix of Siberian ancestry and coyote DNA. (credit: Michael Cummings) Man's best friend was the first of many animals humans have dom.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJun 29th, 2022

New study shows how the ancient world adapted to climate change

A new study of the ancient world of Anatolia—now Turkey—shows how they adapted to climate change but offers a warning for today's climate emergency......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 28th, 2022

NASA experiment suggests need to dig deep for evidence of life on Mars

According to a new NASA laboratory experiment, rovers may have to dig about 6.6 feet (two meters) or more under the Martian surface to find signs of ancient life because ionizing radiation from space degrades small molecules such as amino acids relat.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 27th, 2022

Tortoise and her egg found in new Pompeii excavations

Archaeologists in Pompeii have discovered the remains of a pregnant tortoise that had sought refuge in the ruins of a home destroyed by an earthquake in 62 AD, only to be covered by volcanic ash and rock when Mount Vesuvius erupted 17 years later......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 24th, 2022

The Curiosity Rover Snapped Stunning Images Of Mars Landscapes Shaped By Water

Though Mars is often thought of as a dusty red sphere, it is home to incredible rocky landscapes, including some stunning ones shaped by ancient water. Though Mars i.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  slashgearRelated NewsJun 24th, 2022