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Carlsberg Foundation award £2.3m for ancient rice genetics project

"Uncovering the genetics of rice resilience to environmental stressors: An ancient genomics approach" will map the genome of past rice with the intention of identifying genes that can be used to make the rice of today stronger and more resilient.

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Sicilian amber in Western Europe pre-dates the arrival of Baltic amber by at least 2,000 years

Amber from Sicily arrived in Iberia as early as the 4th Millennium BC, some 2,000 years before the appearance of Baltic amber to the peninsula. New study also suggests that Baltic amber reached Iberia via the Mediterranean not via direct trade with the North.

Sicilian amber in Western Europe pre-dates the arrival of Baltic amber by at least 2,000 years - Read More…

‘Believing you’re a winner’ gives men a testosterone boost and promiscuous disposition

New findings suggest that the male body tries to “optimise” self-perceived improvements in social status through hormonal shifts that promote “short-term mating”.

‘Believing you’re a winner’ gives men a testosterone boost and promiscuous disposition - Read More…

Lost Norse of Greenland fuelled the medieval ivory trade, ancient walrus DNA suggests

New DNA analysis reveals that, before their mysterious disappearance, the Norse colonies of Greenland had a “near monopoly” on Europe’s walrus ivory supply. An overreliance on this trade may have contributed to Norse Greenland’s collapse when the medieval market declined.

Lost Norse of Greenland fuelled the medieval ivory trade, ancient walrus DNA suggests - Read More…

Making thread in Bronze Age Britain

Splicing technique identified on 3,800-year-old Cambridgeshire textiles made from plant fibres

Making thread in Bronze Age Britain - Read More…

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Carlsberg Foundation award £2.3m for ancient rice genetics project

Aug 31, 2018

"Uncovering the genetics of rice resilience to environmental stressors: An ancient genomics approach" will map the genome of past rice with the intention of identifying genes that can be used to make the rice of today stronger and more resilient.

Sicilian amber in Western Europe pre-dates the arrival of Baltic amber by at least 2,000 years

Aug 29, 2018

Amber from Sicily arrived in Iberia as early as the 4th Millennium BC, some 2,000 years before the appearance of Baltic amber to the peninsula. New study also suggests that Baltic amber reached Iberia via the Mediterranean not via direct trade with the North.

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