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The complex origins of viticulture in the Western Mediterranean

A study of grape seeds from the Middle Bronze Age, conducted by Italian, French, and British researchers, provides unprecedented information about the origins of...

Research transforms understanding of the history of cats in Europe

An international team of researchers has found new archaeological and genetic evidence which transforms our understanding of the history of cats in Europe. Domestic...

Genome sequencing project reveals new secrets about cat evolution

Researchers at the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (VMBS) and an interdisciplinary team of collaborators have uncovered new information about...

The genetic heritage of the Denisovans may have left its mark on our mental health

A research team led by the Institute of Evolutionary Biology (IBE) and Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) has identified the most widespread genetic contribution by...

Who were the first modern humans to settle in Europe?

Before modern humans settled definitively in Europe, other human populations left Africa for Europe beginning approximately 60,000 years ago, albeit without settling for the...

Fungal evolution discovered: Mycena can now invade living hosts

Biologists have long known mushrooms of the genus Mycena, commonly known as bonnet mushrooms,as fungi that live off of dead trees and plants. New research...