Archive for July 22nd, 2017:

How did dogs become our best friends? New evidence

Image copyright Getty Images Dogs most probably evolved from wolves at a single location about 20,000 to 40,000 years ago, a study suggests. Previously, it had been thought that dogs were tamed from two populations of wolves living thousands of miles apart. Researchers studied DNA from three dogs found at archaeological sites in Germany and

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Australia human history ‘rewritten by rock find’

Image copyright Dominic O Brien/Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation Image caption The discovery was made in a rock shelter in the Northern Territory Archaeologists have found the first evidence to suggest that Aboriginal people have been in Australia for at least 65,000 years. The discovery indicates their arrival on the continent was up to 18,000 years earlier

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UK rhino eggs ‘could save last northern whites’

Image copyright Longleat Image caption Scientists have extracted eggs from rhinos at Longleat Safari park in Wiltshire A UK zoo is taking part in a radical plan to save the world’s last three northern white rhinos from extinction. At Longleat safari park, scientists have collected eggs from southern white rhinos – a closely related sub

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