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Churchyards and private farmlands throughout the German state of Bavaria are perforated from below by "more than 700 curious tunnel networks" whose "purpose remains a mystery." [Image: Photograph by Ben Behnke courtesy of Der Spiegel ].
That all kinds of insects and their offspring feed and live on corpses was noted already in ancient times.
This is the Phoenix edition of the Four Stone Hearth.
Map Marathon Day 1 Saturday 16 October 2010, 12 noon -10pm Map Marathon Day 2 Sunday 17 October 2010, 12 noon - 10pm This year's Serpentine Gallery Map Marathon, 2010, is the fifth in the Serpentine Gallery's series of Marathons.
Andy Maloney in our lab has been studying solvent (water) isotope effects on kinesin and microtubules in the gliding motility assay .
Brian drain: archaeologist and anthropologist Timothy Taylor says that with the development of powerful computers ‘we are now outsourcing our intelligences at a greater and greater speed’. Photograph: Becca Wright
On The Genetic Similarities & Linguistic Diversity Of The People From The Bismarck Archipelago & Bougainville, MelanesiaA new paper in the open access journal PLoS Genetics reports on a comparison of genetic, geographic, and linguistic patterns of the diverse populations found on the major islands of the Bismarck Archipelago and Bougainville, Melanesia. The paper is titled, “ Genetic and Linguistic Coevolution in Northern Island Melanesia .” I think that Simon Greenhill of HENRY may know a bit more about these populations, languages and region than I, but I’m gonna still try and summarize the paper and briefly discuss the results.
Önder Bilgi talks about his discovery of a razor-sharp 4000-year-old scalpel and what it was originally used for Where are you digging? At an early Bronze Age settlement called Ikiztepe , in the Black Sea province of Samsun in Turkey.
In a cave 12,000 years ago, a group of people settled down to a dinner that has rarely been matched: 71 tortoises that had been roasted in their shells.
Their attacks out of nowhere in rapid longboats have led many to call Vikings the inventors of the Blitzkrieg. "Like wild hornets," reads an ancient description, the Vikings would plunder monasteries and entire cities from Ireland to Spain. The fact that the Vikings, who have since found their place as droll comic book characters, were also avid masons is slightly less well known.
Collecting tribal artefacts in the late 19th century, Harvard University's Peabody Museum sought to preserve a span of American history that 18th-century frontiersmen had tried to obliterate.
The problem: Scientists want to study our circadian rhythms , our bodies’ internal clocks, and they can do so on the genetic level by examining how gene expression changes throughout the day.