Archive for August 3rd, 2017:

DNA clue to origins of early Greek civilization

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The palace at Knossos on Crete was an important centre for the Minoan civilization DNA is shedding light on the people who built Greece’s earliest civilizations. Researchers analysed genetic data from skeletons dating to the Bronze Age, a period marked by the emergence of writing, complex urban planning and

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Armoured tank-like dino used camouflage to hide

Image copyright Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology, Drumheller, Image caption An illustration of the 110-million-year-old Borealopelta markmitchelli A new species of mega-herbivore dinosaur discovered in Alberta, Canada, preserves incredible details of its skin, scales and spines. The exquisite specimen is a type of amour-plated nodosaurid ankylosaur. It was camouflaged which suggests that, despite its tank-like

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New map of Universe’s dark matter

Image copyright DES Image caption The map will help scientists understand what dark matter is made from Researchers have released the most accurate map ever produced of the dark matter in our Universe. The team surveyed more than 26 million galaxies in the largest study of its kind. The map will help scientists understand what

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