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Infographic: From Sediments to Sequences

By Catherine Offord | March 1, 2018

How to analyze ancient proteins

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Another New Timeline for Homo naledi

By Tracy Vence | April 27, 2017

The ancient human may have lived around 200,000 to 300,000 years ago—much more recently than previously estimated.

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Clock Reset on Denisovan-Neanderthal Split

By Kerry Grens | March 14, 2016

Nuclear DNA from 430,000-year-old specimens indicates that Neanderthals had already diverged from their ancient-human predecessors.

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Researchers find the oldest and largest crocodile relative yet discovered.

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Ancient Moss Reincarnated

By Jef Akst | March 18, 2014

Antarctic moss beds that have been frozen for more than 1,500 years yield plants that can be brought back to life in the lab.

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Week in Review: January 6–10

By Tracy Vence | January 10, 2014

Bacterial genes aid tubeworm settling; pigmentation of ancient reptiles; nascent neurons and vertebrate development; exploring simple synapses; slug-inspired surgical glue

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Ancient Mammalian Fossil Found

By Kate Yandell | August 16, 2013

The chipmunk-sized Rugosodon eurasiaticus is the oldest representative of a prolific and long-lasting mammalian lineage.

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image: Book Excerpt from The Murder of Cleopatra

Book Excerpt from The Murder of Cleopatra

By Pat Brown | March 1, 2013

In Chapter 1, “The Coldest Case,” author and criminal profiler Pat Brown sets the scene for her quest to prove that the Egyptian queen did not commit suicide.

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CSI: Ancient Alexandria

By Pat Brown | March 1, 2013

A reexamination of the facts surrounding the death of Cleopatra VII reveals that the Egyptian queen was murdered—and not by an asp.

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DNA Reveals Ancient Looks

By Dan Cossins | January 17, 2013

By analyzing a collection of 24 genetic variations, researchers are able to predict the hair and eye color of long-dead humans.

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