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Medieval graves yield genetic clues about kinship of Germanic warrior family

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A dozen lavish medieval graves holding the remains of 13 people have finally spilled their genetic secrets, now that researchers ...
111-year old mystery solved: Egyptian mummies from 2000 BCE are half-brothers, DNA analysis shows

111-year old mystery solved: Egyptian mummies from 2000 BCE are half-brothers, DNA analysis shows

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Two Egyptian mummies that rested next to each other for nearly 4,000 years are not full brothers, but rather half ...
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Sexy swimmers: Sperm cell tails use elastic springs to control movement

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Human sperm cells get an extra oomph forward as they swim, thanks to interconnected elastic springs in their tails that ...
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Why men are faster runners than women

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Given that both men and women train equally hard, why is it that men, on average, are faster runners than ...
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Ice age mammal bones discovered during subway construction in Los Angeles

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The discovery of ice age mammal bones — one belonging to an extinct camel and the other to either a ...
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Human de-extinction: If we disappear from the planet, should our species be revived?

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It's a tough call, but maybe not, according to a panel of five experts who debated "de-extinction" during the annual ...

Prehistoric ‘hand’ stencil actually belonged to lizard

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The roughly 8,000-year-old "hands" ...
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Mothers contribute more to human gene pool than fathers

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Mothers outnumbered fathers throughout much of human history, a new DNA analysis of people around the world shows. The genetic ...

The epigenetic jury is still out on C-sections

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Unbeknownst to Bennett, giving his wife a C-section might have affected their daughter’s DNA, her children’s and her grandchildren’s. People ...