14 living descendants of the genius Leonardo da Vinci have been identified by researchers Alessandro Vezzosi and Agnese Sabato in a decade-long investigation.
Early migrations of humans to the Americas from Siberia around 12,000 years ago have been traced using the bacteria they carried by an international team including scientists at the University of Warwick.
Artistic impression of Neanderthal extended-family life in a cave (credit: Tyler B. Tretsven)
In a groundbreaking first, research led by Queen’s University Belfast has found thousands of ‘Achilles Heels’ or ‘cancer vulnerabilities’ in an analysis of more than 700 different cancer cell types.
DNA extracted from tooth and bone samples recovered in 2013 were confirmed to be the remains of Warrant Officer John Gregory, engineer aboard HMS Erebus.
Cook Inlet beluga whales are a geographically and genetically distinct population that does not migrate.
“We document this remarkable genetic continuity across changes in ceramic style. We talk about ‘pots vs. people,’ and to our knowledge, it’s just pots.”
“Neanderthals were tough, survivors of several hundred thousand years of climatic extremes hunting fearsome prey, and they probably had an intellect as advanced as that of the AMH with whom they mingled. “
“The North-east of Scotland was one the areas that had very strong connections with the European Beaker phenomenon 4,000 years ago.”
Chewing gum and the genetics of an ancient human by Steve Drury