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发现最古老的爬行动物脚印

发现最古老的爬行动物脚印

Oldest Known Reptile Tracks Found October 18, 2007—Newly found fossilized footprints show that reptiles walked the Earth a bit earlier than scientists believed. An unknown animal created the fossiliz...
尼安德特人活动范围向东延伸数千公里

尼安德特人活动范围向东延伸数千公里

Neandertals Ranged Much Farther East Than Thought Neandertals made it all the way to Siberia, some 1,200 miles (2,000 kilometers) farther east than previously thought, new DNA evidence suggests. Scien...
Canal Linking Ancient Egypt Quarry to Nile Found

Canal Linking Ancient Egypt Quarry to Nile Found

Experts have discovered a canal at an Aswan rock quarry that they believe was used to help float some of ancient Egypt's largest stone monuments to the Nile River. Most ancient Egyptian stonework, lik...
Moonlet Study Sheds Light on Origins of Saturn's Rings

Moonlet Study Sheds Light on Origins of Saturn's Rings

Saturn's rings are seen here in a panoramic mosaic of 165 images taken by the Cassini spacecraft. The color contrast has been greatly exaggerated to better show the color and size differences between ...
Scientists Link Extinctions, Rising Temperatures

Scientists Link Extinctions, Rising Temperatures

A NASA world map plots the annual average rise in surface air temperatures from 1960 to 2060 based on past measurements and future projections. A new study suggests that within 200 years, Earth's temp...
World's Rarest Cat Species Boosted by Newfound Lynx

World's Rarest Cat Species Boosted by Newfound Lynx

A female lynx in a captive-breeding program stalks Spain's Donana National Park. Wild Iberian lynx number only about a hundred, but they have gotten a boost by the recent discovery of a previously unk...
Some Neandertals Were Pale Redheads, DNA Suggests

Some Neandertals Were Pale Redheads, DNA Suggests

Close view of the skull of a Neandertal woman, dubbed Krapina 3 for the cave in the Balkans where her bones were unearthed. Some Neandertals may have had red hair and pale skin, according to research ...
Solomon's Temple Artifacts Found by Muslim Workers

Solomon's Temple Artifacts Found by Muslim Workers

These ceramic bowl sherds decorated with wheel burnishing lines were found recently in Jerusalem's holy Temple Mount by Muslim maintenance workers. The artifacts may be the first physical evidence of ...
Longest-Lived Animal Found -- Clam, 405

Longest-Lived Animal Found -- Clam, 405

This 405-year-old quahog clam, recently fished from Icelandic waters, could be the oldest animal ever found. If confirmed, the mollusk beats the official record-holder—another quahog clam—by nearly ...
Large Ancient Settlement Unearthed in Puerto Rico

Large Ancient Settlement Unearthed in Puerto Rico

Stone carvings line an ancient plaza recently unearthed in Puerto Rico. The find, thought to be a settlement of the Taino people, could be the largest of its kind ever found in the Caribbean. Kelly He...
Photo in the News: Pre-Dino Amphibian Body Casts Found

Photo in the News: Pre-Dino Amphibian Body Casts Found

October 30, 2007—An undergraduate student digging through a collection of fossils in a Pennsylvania museum recently found beautifully preserved full-body impressions of foot-long (30-centimeter-long)...
Photo in the News: Fossil Jellyfish Discovered in Utah

Photo in the News: Fossil Jellyfish Discovered in Utah

October 31, 2007—They didn't have any bones to leave behind, but ten fossilized jellyfish recently discovered in Utah have made an impression in more ways than one. At half a billion years old, the f...
New Mammal Fossil Sheds Light on Teeth Evolution

New Mammal Fossil Sheds Light on Teeth Evolution

A newly discovered Jurassic mammal is seen here in an artist's depiction foraging among fallen ginkgo leaves and arthropod shells (top). Based on the size and shape of the skeleton (bottom), scientist...
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Photo in the News: "Polar Predator" Dino Tracks Found

October 23, 2007—A trail can hardly get colder than this. Fossilized tracks recently discovered in southern Australia show that large, meat-eating dinosaurs once roamed near the South Pole a hundred ...
Headless Skeletons Reveal Secrets of Ancient Islanders

Headless Skeletons Reveal Secrets of Ancient Islanders

A skull rests in an ancient pot, crushed by the weight of time and topsoil, on the South Pacific island of faté, part of the country of Vanuatu. Teeth recently taken from a mass burial site on the is...
One in Three European Freshwater Fish Face Extinction

One in Three European Freshwater Fish Face Extinction

Of Europe's 522 freshwater fish species, more than a third are at serious risk of extinction, according to a new threat assessment compiled by World Conservation Union experts. Some of the at-risk spe...
Flying Lemurs Are Primates' Closest Kin

Flying Lemurs Are Primates' Closest Kin

A Malayan colugo (top) carries its baby as it soars (bottom) through a Southeast Asian rain forest. A new genetic study has found colugos, also known as flying lemurs, are primates' closest evolutiona...
Tut Move Designed to Save Mummy

Tut Move Designed to Save Mummy

Egyptian antiquities chief Zahi Hawass shows off the linen-wrapped mummy of King Tut in his new high-tech display case. The body was moved on November 4, 2007, from an inner sarcophagus to the antecha...
Tut's Face Displayed for First Time

Tut's Face Displayed for First Time

November 4, 2007—Zahi Hawass, secretary general of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities (center), joins workers around the stone sarcophagus of King Tutankhamun in the boy pharaoh's underground tom...
Photo in the News: New Boarlike Animal Found in Amazon

Photo in the News: New Boarlike Animal Found in Amazon

November 5, 2007—A huge, undiscovered animal lurking in the Amazon rain forest? When pigs fly, you might say. But recently, Dutch biologist Marc van Roosmalen spotted a new species of peccary—a type...
Rare Bearded Monkeys Discovered in Kenya

Rare Bearded Monkeys Discovered in Kenya

A one-year-old De Brazza's monkey perches on a branch in Kenya in this file photo. A new survey has uncovered a previously unknown population of the monkeys in western Kenya, a potential boon for a sp...
Colliding Dead Stars Set Off Massive Supernova

Colliding Dead Stars Set Off Massive Supernova

Two white dwarfs—the cores left behind when stars similar to our sun die—spiral toward each other and trigger a supernova in an artist's conception. A new study of the unusual supernova 2006gz provi...
Volcano Theory of Dino Die-Off Gets New Support

Volcano Theory of Dino Die-Off Gets New Support

Layers of volcanic rock from the Deccan Traps eruptions make a telltale striated pattern in western India. A new study suggests the Deccan volcanoes erupted as the dinos were dying off, providing addi...
Photo in the News: New Black Hole May Shatter Record

Photo in the News: New Black Hole May Shatter Record

November 1, 2007—It may break the record for breaking a record. A newly discovered black hole is much larger than the previous champion of the same type, which was announced just two weeks ago, scien...
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