Read more about the article Tracks Of Ancient Human Found In Spain Are 300k Years Old
Picture shows a footprint at the site of Matalascaas in Spain, undated. The hominid fossil footprints date back 300,000 years. (Eduardo Mayoral/Newsflash)

Tracks Of Ancient Human Found In Spain Are 300k Years Old

Ancient human footprints found in southern Spain two years ago have been declared nearly 300,000 years old, making them unique in Europe. The footprints are now believed to be 200,000 years older than previously thought, meaning they correspond to a hominid species that predates the Neanderthals. The prints - found…

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Read more about the article Jorge The VIP Turtle Goes To Rehab After 38 Years In Captivity
Picture shows the turtle Jorge at the Aquarium Marine Fauna Rehabilitation Center (CRFMA), located in Mar del Plata, Argentina, on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022. After 38 years of captivity he was transfer to facility from Mendoza, where he will begin an adaptation process needed for future release. (Ciudad de Mendoza/Newsflash)

Jorge The VIP Turtle Goes To Rehab After 38 Years In Captivity

A VIP turtle that has spent nearly 40 years in captivity has been moved to a new home as part of a plan to return him to the wild. Loggerhead Jorge - thought to be up to 72 years old - has become a legend at his zoo in the…

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Read more about the article UK Institution Donates Nearly 20,000-Bird Collection To Austrian Museum
Image shows the Eurasian hoopoe (Upupa epops), undated photo. The British Harrison Institute in Sevenoaks, England will donated 19,000 birds to the Natural History Museum Vienna in Austria on Friday, Nov. 4, 2022. (Robbie Bright/Newsflash)

UK Institution Donates Nearly 20,000-Bird Collection To Austrian Museum

A British research and charity institution has donated its enormous bird specimen collection to one of the leading natural history museums of Central Europe. The Natural History Museum Vienna (NHM) has announced that it received the Harrison Institute Bird Collection - a Kent-based charity - consisting of 19,000 birds of…

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Read more about the article Family Tried To Bring Rotting Corpse Back To Life With Prayer
Picture shows Las Brenas, Argentina, undated. Gaston Claudio Chavez, 24, died and his family kept the body for 3 days in a bedroom as they believed that they could resuscitate him by praying, in the city. (Google Maps/Newsflash)

Family Tried To Bring Rotting Corpse Back To Life With Prayer

A religious family has been quizzed by police after they kept praying over a son's decomposing body for three days in an attempt to revive him. Gaston Claudio Chaves, 24, had died of natural causes in Las Brenas, Chaco, Argentina. But he was reported missing by his uncle after he…

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Read more about the article Elephants Mourn Matriarch In Mysterious Ceremony
Elephants Pocha, 55, and Guillermina, 22, mother and daughter, were transferred from a small enclosure in Mendoza, Argentina to beautiful natural habitat in in Matto Grosso, Brazil. (Senasa/Newsflash)

Elephants Mourn Matriarch In Mysterious Ceremony

Heartbroken wildlife keepers have told how a beloved elephant was comforted by her family and friends in a touching mourning ritual during her last moments at a sanctuary in Brazil. Veteran tusker Pocha, 55, had been given her first taste of freedom when she was transferred to the Natural Elephant…

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Read more about the article Derelict Rail Station Has Become Home To Hundreds of Wild Bee Species
Image shows rare steppe-bee Camptopoeum frontale in an undated photo. The Natural History Museum of Vienna in Austria reported on a rare wild bee species site Breitenlee on Monday, Sep. 5, 2022. (Sylvia Wanzenbock/Newsflash)

Derelict Rail Station Has Become Home To Hundreds of Wild Bee Species

A derelict World War I era railway station in Vienna is to be studied by biologists to unlock the secrets of wild bee communities, it has emerged. More than 450 different types of wild bees registered in the Austrian capital from the over 20,000 bee species known to exist worldwide,…

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Read more about the article Never Before Seen Mineral Found On Spanish Mountain
Picture shows a piece of the the mineral Ermeloite, undated. It was discovered in Mount Ermelo, Pontevedra, Spain. (USC/Newsflash)

Never Before Seen Mineral Found On Spanish Mountain

A new mineral with a creamy white colour has been discovered on a mountain peak in Spain. Dubbed ‘Ermeloita’ in honour of the lush natural space in which it was found, the mineral was discovered on Mount Ermelo (Monte Ermelo) in the province of Pontevedra in the autonomous community of…

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Read more about the article Pollen Found In Fossilised Ancient Beetle In Germany
Photo shows an unusually large number of well-preserved blossoms that were recovered in the first weeks of excavations in the Messel pit in Germany, undated photo. Prof. Dr Dieter Uhl states that blossoms are generally only sporadically recorded in fossils. (Senckenberg/Newsflash)

Pollen Found In Fossilised Ancient Beetle In Germany

Scientists in Germany are optimistic about finding out more about ancient ecosystems after discovering pollen in a fossilised beetle that lived around 50 million years ago. The insect has been unearthed at the Messel Pit, a scientific excavation site in the central German state of Hesse. It inhabited the area…

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Read more about the article Amazingly Preserved 3,000-Year-Old Statue Of Water Goddess Unearthed
The 3,000-year-old clay figurine that was discovered at an excavation site in the Schweinfurt region, on the edge of the Unkenbach plain that is now Monchstockheim in Germany. (Axel Konig, StMWK/Newsflash)

Amazingly Preserved 3,000-Year-Old Statue Of Water Goddess Unearthed

An astonishingly well-preserved 3,000-year-old statue of a magical water goddess has been unearthed by amazed archaeologists in Germany. The clay figurine was found in a stream where a prehistoric riverside colony had settled between the 8th and 6th centuries BC. Archaeologists believe the 19-centimetre (7-inch) clay figure had been left…

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Read more about the article New Plant Found Living On Volcano Doorstep
Pleurothallis villahermosae, the recently discovered new species of orchid in the Azufrado River basin, Colombia. (Jardin Botanico de Bogota/Newsflash)

New Plant Found Living On Volcano Doorstep

A unique species of orchid has been discovered close to an active volcano in Colombia. Pleurothallis villahermosae stands out for its "great beauty and originality", according to experts, and was named after the town of Villahermosa, where it was found. Researchers at the Jose Celestino Mutis botanical garden in Bogota,…

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