Posts Tagged ‘ancient’

Brains of ancient jawless fish more advanced than thought

Brains of ancient jawless fish more advanced than thought

Brooks HaysTOKYO, Feb. 15 (UPI) — A re-examination of hagfish and lamprey brains suggests they are more like complex vertebrate brains than scientists previously thought. Latest News – UPI.com

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Ancient monastery, farmhouse unearthed near Tel Aviv

Ancient monastery, farmhouse unearthed near Tel Aviv

Daniel UriaTEL AVIV, Israel, Dec. 30 (UPI) — An excavation conducted by the Israel Antiquities Authority unearthed a 2,700-year-old farmhouse and 1,500-year-old church. Top News – UPI.com

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Islamic State detonates prisoners tied to ancient columns in Palmyra, Syria

Islamic State detonates prisoners tied to ancient columns in Palmyra, Syria

Fred LambertPALMYRA, Syria, Oct. 27 (UPI) — Activists say the Islamic State detonated explosives on three prisoners strapped to columns in the ancient ruins of Palmyra, Syria. Top News – UPI.com

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Scientists sequence first ancient human genome from Africa

Scientists sequence first ancient human genome from Africa

Brooks HaysCAMBRIDGE, England, Oct. 8 (UPI) — For the first time, scientists have sequenced an ancient human genome recovered from Africa. Latest News – UPI.com

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Ancient rocks reveal earliest instance of photosynthesis

Ancient rocks reveal earliest instance of photosynthesis

Brooks HaysMADISON, Wis., Oct. 7 (UPI) — Rock samples recovered from South Africa have offered scientists the first evidence of oxygen and photosynthesis. Latest News – UPI.com

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Ancient African fires inform study of Iron Age magnetic field history

Ancient African fires inform study of Iron Age magnetic field history

Brooks HaysROCHESTER, N.Y., July 29 (UPI) — Ancient fires left behind clues to Earth’s electromagnetic past — clues that may explain both South Africa’s magnetic weakening and geomagnetic reversal Latest News – UPI.com

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Jerusalem family finds ancient ritual bath under home

Jerusalem family finds ancient ritual bath under home

Ed AdamczykJERUSALEM, July 1 (UPI) — A ritual bath, over 2,000 years old, was discovered under a private residence in Jerusalem, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced Wednesday. Top News – UPI.com

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Elevator used to raise lions, bears into ancient Colosseum restored

Elevator used to raise lions, bears into ancient Colosseum restored

Andrew V. PestanoROME, June 8 (UPI) — One of the ancient elevators used to raise lions, bears, wolves and other animals into the Colosseum in Rome, Italy, for gladiator battles has been restored . Top News – UPI.com

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Islamic State takes over ancient Syrian city of Palmyra

Islamic State takes over ancient Syrian city of Palmyra

Ed AdamczykTADMUR , Syria, May 20 (UPI) — About one-third of the ancient city of Palmyra, Syria, home of historic Roman ruins, was under Islamic State control Wednesday. Top News – UPI.com

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Ancient fossilized brains highlight origins of the modern head

Ancient fossilized brains highlight origins of the modern head

Brooks HaysCAMBRIDGE, England, May 8 (UPI) — A pair of ancient fossilized brains have shed new light on the evolutionary transition from soft to hard bodies among the predecessors of modern arthropods. Latest News – UPI.com

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