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Freezing likely cause of death for Otzi

Sigma Xi SmartBrief | Apr 24, 2017

Otzi, the 5,300-year-old hunter-gatherer found mummified 26 years ago in the Italian Alps, likely froze to death, according to findings presented at the American Association of Physical Anthropologists meeting. Otzi had been shot with an arrow and suffered a fractured skull, but researchers said those injuries weren't bad enough to kill him. Science News (04/21)


2.4 billion-year-old fungus-like fossils found in South Africa

Sigma Xi SmartBrief | Apr 25, 2017

Science march draws tens of thousands worldwide

Sigma Xi SmartBrief | Apr 24, 2017

Ancient Inca stringed devices may have recorded more than accounting info

Sigma Xi SmartBrief | Apr 20, 2017

Study associates diet soda intake with increased dementia, stroke risk

Sigma Xi SmartBrief | Apr 21, 2017

Cross-cultural studies suggest homosexuality may have genetic factors

Sigma Xi SmartBrief | Apr 26, 2017

Ice in Antarctica melting at quicker pace than scientists thought

Sigma Xi SmartBrief | Apr 24, 2017

Archaeologists find mummies, statues in 3,500-year-old Egyptian tomb

Sigma Xi SmartBrief | Apr 20, 2017

Caterpillars with taste for plastic could help clean up waste

Sigma Xi SmartBrief | Apr 25, 2017

Primitive human bones thought to be 3 million years old are much younger

Sigma Xi SmartBrief | Apr 26, 2017


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