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Pottery Yields Molecular Traces of Neolithic Meals

BRISTOL, ENGLAND—According to a statement released by the University of Bristol, Simon Hammann, Luce Cramp, and their colleagues analyzed residues collected from pots recovered from crannog sites in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides. The study suggests that early Neolithic cooks used cereals, dairy products, and meat as ingredients as early as 4000 …

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Search Begins for Signs of Laundresses at Old Fort Meade

RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA—KOTATV.com reports that archaeologists are excavating an area at Old Fort Meade known as “Soap Suds Row,” where hired laundresses cleaned soldiers’ uniforms. The fort was occupied from 1878 to 1944. “Of course, you can imagine a cavalry post and the type of laundry that they were …

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Most Detailed Images of Orion’s Sword Captured by Astronomers

In a new study, researchers used the W.M. Keck Observatory on Maunakea to capture the most precise and complete image ever captured of the region where Orion gets drenched with ultraviolet (UV) radiation from massive young stars. There is an irradiated neutral zone within the Orion Bar within the Orion …

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Paleolithic Artifacts Discovered in a Cave in Slovakia

KRAKÓW, POLAND—Science in Poland reports that weapons, bone needles, a fragment of a stone lamp, and hundreds of animal bones have been uncovered in the remains of a large fire in Hučivá Cave, which is located in Slovakia’s Belianske Tatras, by a team of Polish and Slovak researchers. Paweł Valde-Nowak …

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11th-Century Settlement Uncovered in Zanzibar’s Stone Town

ZANZIBAR, TANZANIA—The National reports that traces of an eleventh-century settlement have been found in the courtyard of the Old Fort at Stone Town, which was thought to have been first established as a hub for Indian Ocean trade networks on the East African coast by Portuguese explorers and the Sultanate …

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New Hubble Photograph Reveals a “Sea of Stars”

Now that the James Webb Sac Telescope has begun working its magic, people around the world eagerly await new research, new images, and a new view of the cosmos. The James Webb Space Telescope is the most sophisticated telescope we’ve built to date, and it has already changed the way …

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Compared to Other Galaxies, Our Milky Way Galaxy Is Weird

The Milky Way is our home galaxy and the only known place in the universe –so far– where life exists. There are approximately 100 billion stars in our Milky Way galaxy and hundreds of billions of estimated planets. Many of them could even support life as we know it. To …

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