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Paleontology — The oldest known sperm cells

In another fascinating snapshot from deep time, an international team of paleontologists has reported the discovery of specimens of a minuscule crustacean that dates back to the Cretaceous (about 100 million years ago), conserved in…

New dating of Nebra sky disk

Archaeologists from Frankfurt and Munich prove origins in the first millennium B.C. FRANKFURT. The Nebra sky disk is one of Germany's most significant archaeological finds and was included in the UNESCO Memory of the World Register in…

How Neanderthals adjusted to climate change

German-Italian research project investigates different cutting tools from the Sesselfelsgrotte cave. Climate change occurring shortly before their disappearance triggered a complex change in the behaviour of late Neanderthals in Europe:…