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'Alien' Atacama Skeleton Surrenders Its Genetic Secrets

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var addthis_config = {“data_track_clickback”:true}; Scientists investigate the genome of a tiny skeleton named “Ata” found in the Chilean desert and thought by some to have an …

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Once-mysterious 'Atacama Skeleton' illuminates genetics of bone disease

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The skeleton, discovered in a leather pouch behind an abandoned church, was pristine: a tiny figure, just six inches long, with a cone-shaped head, 10 pairs …

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Researchers discover evidence of earthquakes that affected Chilean coast in the past 9,000 years

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A scientific team has discovered the geological footprint of earthquakes and tsunamis that affected the Aysen region (southern Chile) up to 9,000 years ago. This new …

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Habitat fragmentation a bigger threat to Chile's güiña wildcat than persecution by humans

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Research by conservationists at the University of Kent has found that habitat fragmentation, and the subdivision of large farms into smaller ones, are the biggest threats …

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Easter Island had a cooperative community, analysis of giant hats reveals

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Analysis of giant stone hats found on Rapa Nui, Chile (Easter Island) provides evidence contrary to the widely held belief that the ancient civilization had a …