A new DNA method could help making it easier to date skeletons.
DNA dating could complement radiocarbon technology to help make archaeology more accurate.
An artist’s vision of
Qikiqtania enjoying its fully aquatic, free-swimming lifestyle.
The newly discovered species – Qikiqtania – highlights evolution’s twisty, tangled path.
What does it take to deliver a medal-winning performance in skeleton, which involves racing down a banked track faster than a car on a freeway, with your face mere centimetres from the ice?
Afrique jeux olympiques d hiver.
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Il y a très peu de neige en Afrique, mais, depuis 1984, au moins un pays africain a participé à chaque édition des Jeux olympiques d'hiver. Ce qui a fait des athlètes envoyés des pionniers.
Bobsled, luge and skeleton athletes descend twisting, steep tracks at speeds upward of 80 mph (130 kmh).
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It may look like athletes in bobsled, luge and skeleton simply grab a sled and hang on until the bottom, but high-speed physics and tiny motions mean the difference between gold and a crash.
The alpine skiing course at the 2022 Winter Olympics, on Feb. 2, 2022, in the Yanqing district of Beijing. All the snow at this year’s Olympic venues is machine-made.
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An analysis of 21 former Winter Olympic venues found that only one of them would be suitable and offer safe racing conditions for athletes if greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise.
Death waits for no man – and pandemics drive the point home.
Pieter Brueghel the Elder: 'The Triumph of Death'
Halloween, with its mix of the macabre and the playful, provides a moment to reflect on how closely life and death are interwoven – especially in the COVID era.
Fossil remains indicate these birds had a wingspan of over 20 feet.
Paleontologists have discovered fossil remains belonging to an enormous ‘toothed’ bird that lived for a period of about 60 million years after dinosaurs.
Dead men do tell tales through their physical remains.
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People have lived with infectious disease throughout the millennia, with culture and biology influencing each other. Archaeologists decode the stories told by bones and what accompanies them.
Scientific advances are allowing forensic archaeologists to shed light on mysteries long thought unsolvable.
The wonderful changeable skeleton.
Modern life is weakening your bones.
Analysis of bones from over hundreds and thousands of years ago suggests that our skeleton today is more fragile than that of our ancestors.
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New research has rubbished perceptions of Roman Britain as a region inhabited solely by white Europeans.
A streamlined Lizzie Yarnold sliding her way to gold.
The science behind the suits that gave Britain’s medal-winning athletes a crucial speed boost.
Here’s a modern human skull on the left, and Neanderthal skull on the right.
Maeve, age 8, has a question that has stumped many scientists over the years. And that’s because it’s a surprisingly tricky question to answer. It depends a bit on what you mean by ‘person’.
Not so dense?
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Scientists have identified a small number of people whose skeletons are extraordinarily break resistant, offering hints on how to make the bones of ordinary people stronger.
Many must wish that Shakespeare’s final words to posterity consisted of something more than a curt demand to be left alone.
The force on a triple jumper’s bones is 15 times their body weight.
Studying how athletes’ bones contort during exercise is helping scientists understand which exercise is best for maintaining healthy bones as we age.
A typical elephant shark from the Melbourne Aquarium.
Some things that develop as normal in elephant sharks and other marine life can mimic things we see in human disease. That makes these ‘mutants’ ideal for study to find out why things go wrong in humans.
Your bones are cleverer, and more complex, than you might think.
The network of bone cells inside your skeleton rivals your brain in terms of complexity.