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Dinosaur feathers changed with age

Published on April 29th, 2010 | by Admin

New finds in China of two 125-million-year old Similicaudipteryx fossils suggest that dinosaur feathers changed with age. The two new fossils belong to a pigeon-size juvenile dinosaur thought to be just a year or two old ... Read More


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How Vikings named their kids

Published on April 28th, 2010 | by Admin

Apparently it was common for Vikings to give their female children names derived from male names. “My paper on ‘Viking Thomasinas’ examines the use of female names developed directly from male names, similar to the more ... Read More


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Rabbits threaten archaeological sites

Published on April 28th, 2010 | by Admin

After paying to get rid of rats, rabbits have now overrun the tiny Hebridean Island of Canna, and they are damaging the island’s archaeological sites. “We don’t want the rats back – but the rabbits have ... Read More


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Entrepreneur selling the world’s oldest rocks

Published on April 28th, 2010 | by Admin

An entrepreneur in the Northwest Territories, Canada, is hoping to make a buck selling chunks of the Acasta River rock deposit, which is believed to be 3.96 billion years old. Located on an island about 300 ... Read More


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Noah’s Ark found?

Published on April 28th, 2010 | by Admin

A team of evangelical Christian explorers from China and Turkey claim to have found Noah’s Ark on Mount Ararat. ‘It’s not 100 per cent that it is Noah’s Ark, but we think it is 99.9 per ... Read More


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Giant underwater safe protects $8 million shipwreck

Published on April 27th, 2010 | by Admin

A giant cage has been erected around an ancient Greek shipwreck in Croatia, effectively creating an underwater safe. Little remains of the wooden ship but its cargo of earthenware amphora – ceramic vases – still remain stacked row ... Read More