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Chicken bones tell story of early Pacific migration

Chicken bones tell story of early Pacific migration

March 18 (UPI) -- Ancient chicken DNA helped modern-day scientists retrace the path of early Polynesians from islands of Southeast Asia to the Pacific islands to South America.
Brooks Hays

Genetics suggests early human relatives made impressive migrations

ADELAIDE, Australia, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Some ancient human relatives somehow managed to cross one of the world's widest marine barriers in Indonesia to interbreed with modern humans, scientists say.

Ancient skeletons reveal genetic 'history' of Europe's peoples

ADELAIDE, Australia, April 23 (UPI) -- DNA recovered from skeletons in central Germany, some up to 7,500 years old, has yielded the first detailed genetic history of modern Europe, researchers say.
DNA helps explain Falkland Islands wolves

DNA helps explain Falkland Islands wolves

ADELAIDE, Australia, March 5 (UPI) -- Australian researchers say DNA has helped understand the history of the now-extinct Falkland Islands wolf, the only land-based mammal on the isolated islands.

Fossil teeth show disease evolution

ADELAIDE, Australia, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- DNA in the teeth of ancient human skeletons has shed light on dental health consequences of our evolving diet since the Stone Age, Australian scientists say.

Electric 'hum' used as investigation tool

LONDON, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- London's Metropolitan Police say the recorded "hum" of background noise produced by the electricity grid has helped them solve crimes.
Evolutionary clues in ancient bison bones

Evolutionary clues in ancient bison bones

ADELAIDE, Australia, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Ancient DNA from 30,000-year-old bison bones discovered in a Canadian goldmine show how animals adapt to rapid environmental change, researchers say.

N.Y. seminary employee alleges boss stinks

NEW YORK, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- An employee of New York's Jewish Theological Seminary said her boss stinks in more ways than one.

Feces reveal much about giant extinct bird

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Scientists in New Zealand say they have found feces from giant birds that became extinct thousands of years ago.

Man arrested in stink bomb incident

NEW YORK, June 23 (UPI) -- More than 600 people were evacuated from a New York art show after a young man and his friend attempted to set off a stink bomb in the gallery.

Jockstrip: The world as we know it

'Burning Man' ready for festival ... Sea wall plan angers beach lovers ... Scottish MPs divide on parliament grass ... Eucalyptus oil may be as effective as DEET ... The world as we know it from UPI.
By United Press International

Sea wall plan angers beach lovers

EDINBURGH, Scotland, July 4 (UPI) -- History lovers in Edinburgh are wary of plans to build a sea wall along a beach that has served as an invasion point.

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrapup of Thoroughbred racing action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Stories of modern science... from UPI

, March 13 (UPI) -- DODOS WERE CLOSELY RELATED TO PIGEONS
JIM KLING, UPI Science Writer

Of Human Interest: News-lite

IN YOUR DREAMS, GUYS Is Britney Spears available? A Date.com poll finds dinner or a sports event top the list of men's dream first date with the pop princess.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International
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