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Roman Army Fittings Found in Poland

KUJAWY, POLAND—<i>Science in Poland</i> reports that fragments of equestrian gear and Roman soldiers’ uniforms have been discovered in north-central Poland, …

Archaeology

Viking Runes at Hagia Sophia

A small etching on the white marble parapet was written in runic script by a Viking mercenary.<p>On a balmy Thracian Sunday some 1,100 years ago, during …

Archaeology

These Adorable Photos of Endangered Species Will Make You Want to Save Them All

The animal kingdom is in crisis. According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, currently there are at least 16,306 animal and …

Endangered Species

Palm oil producers are wiping out orangutans – despite multinationals’ promises

Few who watch the documentary Red Ape: Saving the Orangutan tonight on BBC2 could fail to feel some sense of responsibility for the desperate situation faced by Indonesia’s orangutans. These extraordinary creatures are our closest relatives, sharing 97% of our DNA. Their similarity to us is …

Orangutans

Dodo descendant found in 'Zealandia'

The Southeast Asian Nicobar pigeon is considered the closest living relative of the extinct flightless dodo (Raphus cucullatus).<p>A new pigeon species, …

New Zealand

The Egyptian boat buried for 5,000 years

Found in a pit next to the Great Pyramid at Giza, the ancient vessel was buried to transport Pharaoh Khufu’s spirit to the heavens.<p><i>BBC's Travel Show</i> <i>brings you the latest insider travel news, a wealth of destinations, amazing experiences and features and practical hints, tips and advice for your</i> …

Archaeology

How 250 Siberians Became the First Native Americans

The Americas are a big place, but the Native American group that first settled it was small — just about 250 people, according to a new genetic study.<p>…

Anthropology

Hun migrations 'linked to deadly Justinian Plague'

<b>Scientists say one of the deadliest plagues in history may be linked to the migration westward of the Hun peoples.</b><p>The Justinian Plague, which struck in 541 AD, may have killed as many as 25 million.<p>Now, scientists say the outbreak probably originated in Asia, not Egypt as contemporary and more …

Anthropology

How to stop the humble hedgehog disappearing from British gardens and countryside forever

When the humble hedgehog was crowned “Britain’s national species” in a BBC Wildlife Magazine poll and “Britain’s favourite mammal” in a Royal Society …

Ground Zero of Amphibian 'Apocalypse' Finally Found

An ancient skin-eating fungus is killing off hundreds of species—and the Korean War may have helped spread it.<p>Many of the world's amphibians are staring down an existential threat: an ancient skin-eating fungus that can wipe out entire forests' worth of frogs in a flash.<p>This ecological …

Biodiversity

Museum realizes collection's rare elephant bird egg is real

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A Buffalo museum has made a rare discovery within its own collection: a fully intact egg from the extinct elephant bird that …

Dinosaurs

World facing first mass extinction since the dinosaurs as wildlife populations plunge by 67 per cent in 50 years

The world is hurtling towards the first mass extinction of animal life since the dinosaurs were wiped out 65 million years ago, according to the most …

Extinction

Fossil teeth reveal new facts about a mass extinction 260 million years ago

Around 260 million years, the earth was dominated by mammal like reptiles called therapsids. The largest of these therapsids were the dinocephalians, …

Paleontology

Hadrian's Wall finds suggest family life

<b>Roman artefacts that suggest Hadrian's Wall was home to women and children, as well as soldiers, are to go on show.</b><p>The pieces were unearthed during the excavation of a cemetery at one of the wall's forts.<p>They include cremation urns holding the remains of a woman and child, infants' feeding bottles …

Archaeology

New Alarm System May Stop Poachers In Their Tracks

A multipronged high-tech system installed in a South African reserve has helped cut the number of poached rhinos to zero.<p>When you’ve heard a shot, it’s already too late. In all likelihood the rhino is dead, and the best outcome is that the poacher is found and arrested.<p>But now a potent new weapon …

Wildlife

Key Differences in the Neanderthal Brain Reveal Explanation for Extinction

Sometimes, bigger is better.<p>About 40,000 years ago, our closest relatives, the Neanderthals, went extinct. But the mystery of <i>how</i> they died is a …

Anthropology

Puffin Beaks Glow in Surprising Discovery

The bird is the latest of many species discovered to be bioluminescent in recent years.<p>As soon as Jamie Dunning flipped on the black light in his lab, the Atlantic puffin's beak lit up like a neon Christmas tree.<p>The University of Nottingham research student was studying the dead animal as part of …

Nature

New research from South Africa links a mass extinction event with water scarcity

Around 260 million years, the earth was dominated by mammal-like reptiles called therapsids. The largest of these therapsids were the dinocephalians, a genus composed of several herbivorous and carnivorous species.<p>Then something enormous happened: a mass extinction event killed off between 75% and …

Paleontology

Archaeologists say early Caribbeans were not 'savage cannibals', as colonists wrote

For centuries, historians held that the Caribbean’s earliest inhabitants were peaceful farmers who were wiped out by the ferocious man-eating Carib people. But archaeologists in Antigua say new evidence from one of the most important sites in the region is helping to correct “speculative and …

Anthropology

Oregon's Cutest Predator Is on the Verge of Extinction

Oregon’s coastal martens (<i>Martes caurina humboldtensis</i>) are adorable, fierce, and extremely rare. Sadly, new research suggests that if something …

Conservation

Alfred the Great

Alfred the Great (r. 871-899 CE) was the king of Wessex in Britain but came to be known as King of the Anglo-Saxons after his military victories over …

World History

Giant, Intact Egg of the Extinct Elephant Bird Found in Buffalo Museum

When humans first arrived on the island of Madagascar around 1500 years ago, they encountered an array of remarkable species that have since gone …

Birds

The Earth's 10 Biggest Mass Extinctions

Most peoples' knowledge of mass extinctions begins and ends with the K/T Extinction Event that killed the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. But, in …

Paleontology

Thought to have been extinct for more than 100 years, little marsupial is rediscovered in Australia

<b>Main report:</b><p>Mammal long thought extinct in NSW resurfaces in state’s west<br>(University of New South Wales News)<p><b>Other Reporting:</b> Daily Mail, IBTimes, …

Australia

Meeting the world’s rarest duck | Global Ideas | DW | 26.04.2016

Once thought to be extinct, environmentalists were thrilled to come across a small population of the Madagascar Pochard in the depths of the …

What Exactly Does a Librarian Do? Everything.

Growing up, I liked to imagine what it would be like to work in a library. What little I knew about them was what I’d gleaned from movies and TV …

Librarianship

What the death of a white rhino really tells us

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sudan, the last male northern white rhino in the world, died at the age of 45 in Kenya on Tuesday. Just two northern white rhinos remain -- Sudan's daughter and granddaughter. This majestic species has been all but wiped out by poaching, and may soon face the fate of the northern black …

Endangered Species

Mapped: Every dinosaur fossil ever found in Britain

A bit of trivia: the United States sits atop the table for most dinosaur fossils ever found, with Canada in second. But where does the United Kingdom rank?<p>8th<br>• 18th<br>• 73rd<p>It may surprise you to learn that more dinosaurs fossils have been found across our green and pleasant land than in 190-odd other …

Why rhino's sad demise may not mean extinction for his species

Assisted reproduction may save endangered animals or even resurrect extinct ones.<p>Unable to stand and sick from old age, the last male northern white rhino was put down on Monday. The sad demise of Sudan, whose keepers loved him as a “gentle giant,” means that only two members of the species are …

Endangered Species

The mystery of dinosaurs' giant horns may finally be solved — and it's about love, not war

For decades, researchers have tried to figure out why dinosaurs had such enormous bony frills and fearsome spikes on their heads.<p>They speculated that dinosaurs like the Triceratops — members of the ceratopsian or horned dinosaur family — had these distinctive traits for self-defense, or to ensure …

Dinosaurs