If bones could scream, a bloodcurdling din would be reverberating through a 500-year-old cemetery in Peru. Human skeletons unearthed there have yielded the first direct evidence of Inca fatalities caused by Spanish conquerors.
European newcomers killed some Inca individuals with guns, steel lances or hammers, and possibly light cannons, scientists report online in the...
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The Carolinas to New Jersey11/06/2006 - 13:06 Humans & Society
"Bad-News Beauties: Poison-spined fish from Asia have invaded U.S. waters" (SN: 9/9/06, p. 168) cites evidence of a severe genetic bottleneck, suggesting that perhaps no more than three pregnant females launched the expanding western Atlantic red lionfish population. How can there be "pregnant females" in an animal with the external fertilization described in the...
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