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Camels emerge from the dusts of oblivion
Three years ago, in a virtually unexplored part of northern Saudi Arabia, exceptional animal sculptures depicting life-sized camelids and equids were discovered. Were they carved by the Nabateans...
How Cats Conquered the World
Today’s domestic cat is a descendant of the wildcats that inhabited the Middle East during the Neolithic age. Researchers at the Institut Jacques Monod have retraced its genetic footsteps for the...
Rethinking the Origin of Dogs
Unlike what most geneticists previously thought, the ancestor of modern-day dogs may not be a hundred percent Asian. Man’s best friend could in fact be a cross between two genetic “relatives,” one...
And then Came Agriculture
How did agriculture spread throughout Europe from the Middle East over 8 000 years ago? A comparative study of personal ornaments worn by populations of hunter-gatherers and those worn by the first...
How Many Sexes Are There?
Does Big Data Cause Pollution?
Numbers that shape the world
Invasive species: an ecological and economic disaster
Understanding urban heat islands
Dissecting the “spice” of Dune