Modern-day Southeast Asians came from at least four ancient ancestors, according to a new study. Ancient DNA analysis showed ancestral diversity in this region is far greater than that of Europe.
Ancient July 9, 2018
A sweeping genetic study of the North American lineage revealed that there were two separated ancient populations that reconverged to give rise to the first Americans. The analysis was based on ancient genetic samples acquired from Ontario and California.
Ancient June 4, 2018
Ancient Canaanites were annihilated according to a passage in the Old Testament, but the Bible may be mistaken. Archaeologists have found evidence of Canaanite DNA in modern-day Lebanese.
Ancient July 28, 2017
Glyptodonts are indeed armadillos, a new study has found. By using comprehensive DNA study techniques, international scientists were able to determine that the armadillos were the closest relatives of the extinct glyptodonts.
Animals February 23, 2016
The Black Death of the 14th century wasn't the first time plague infected humans, researchers say. DNA evidence shows people were dying of plague almost 5,000 years ago.
October 23, 2015
Evolution favors certain conditions. For longer strands of DNA material, favorable conditions are found within the pores of volcanic rocks where thermal cycling is present.
Earth/Environment January 29, 2015
Researchers have previously linked European DNA ancestry back to two groups of ancient people. A new study found that a third group of northern Eurasians also can be linked to modern-day Europeans.
Internet Culture September 18, 2014
Richard III, who ruled England in the late 15th century, will be the first historical figure to have his DNA completely sequenced. What will this be able to teach historians, and, more importantly, what does William Shakespeare have to do with DNA?
Animals February 12, 2014
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