Middle East & South Asia

Real Indian Genome Study Reveals Origins

India has a large and diverse population with many language and tribal groups, but little is known about where they originally came from.  An international group of scientists from USA, India and Finland have carried out an extensive study of genomes of over 2,700 people from every geographic region, speakers of every major language group, […]

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Stone Tools

Undersea Aussie Aboriginal Artefacts

Undersea Aussie aboriginal artefacts found, according to reports in ABC News, The Conversation and James Cook University News 2 July 2020, and PLOS ONE 1 July 2020, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0233912.  Archaeologists have found hundreds of stone tools and grinding stones at two sites on the seabed near the Dampier Archipelago, off the northwest coast of Western […]

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Dingo Species Dispute

Dingo species dispute reported in ABC News 7 March 2019 and Zootaxa 5 March 2019, doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4564.1.6. A group of researchers has carried out an extensive study of the Australian wild dog, known as the dingo, and claim it should be classified as a separate species of dog with the name Canis dingo, rather than […]

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Brown Eared Bulbul

Birds Disperse Stick Insects

Birds disperse stick insects, according to reports in Science News and ScienceDaily 28 May 2018, and Ecology, 29 May 2018, doi: 10.1002/ecy.2230. Stick insects are found throughout the world and scientists have wondered how they could have spread to land masses that are separated by long distances. Stick insects are large and don’t fly so […]

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Global Positioning System for Turtles

Global positioning system for turtles reported in Nature, vol. 428, p90, 29 April 2004. Migrating animals are known to use a variety of environmental cues such as stars, sun position, polarisation of light and earth’s magnetism to keep themselves orientated towards their goal as they travel, but they must also have some kind of internal […]

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Ancient American

Americans Ten Times Older

Americans ten times older, according to reports in Nature News and Science (AAAS) News and ScienceDaily 26 April 2017, and Nature, 2017; 544 (7651): 479 doi: 10.1038/nature22065. In 1992 palaeontologists found bones, teeth and tusks from a Mastodon buried in a fine silt layer that was exposed during a road construction project in California. Many […]

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Termite Mounds

Termites Got to Australia on Trees?

Termites got to Australia on trees?, according to articles in ScienceDaily 21 February 2017, University of Sydney News 22 February 2017 and Biology Letters, doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2016.0665, 22 February 2017. An international group of scientists led by Nathan Lo of University of Sydney have carried out a study of the genomes of the termite subfamily Nasutitermitinae, […]

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ABC Reports “Rich History of Aboriginal Australia”

ABC reports “rich history of Aboriginal Australia” in ABC News 22 September 2016. They reported: “The most comprehensive genomic study of Indigenous Australians to date has revealed modern humans are all descendants of a single wave of migrants who left Africa about 72,000 years ago.” According to the ABC the claims are based on a […]

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