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Agriculture spread as farming groups moved northward from the Near East and throughout Europe, researchers have found.
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A new study restores the Venetian explorer’s honor by offering evidence that he did indeed reach China and Mongolia.
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A giant dinosaur that roamed China 125 million years ago is the largest feathered creature known to science, a new study reports.
Campfire remains from a South African cave suggest fire control by early humans dates back 1 million years.
As Canada eliminates its pennies from circulation, explore surprising facts about the one-cent coin.
Scientists have studied the genetic mutation responsible for an uncommon sunflower variety depicted in van Gogh’s famous “Sunflower” series.
Sailors in the British Royal Navy ate better than working-class civilians 200 years ago, research suggests.
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Human remains with both modern and primitive features have been discovered in Chinese caves and might represent a new evolutionary line.
New letters reveal that Nixon was as eloquent an admirer as several other famously smitten presidents.