The cold sore-causing herpes simplex virus, HSV-1, is extremely common with an estimated 3.7 billion people already infected with it.
The study indicates that indigenous accounts of bears bashing walruses' heads in with stones and chunks of ice are based in fact.
The site contains the preserved remains of Jurassic-era echinoderms, including starfish, sea urchins and sea cucumbers.
"We don't know how many whales are in this group, but we suspect it's a lot by the enormous number of calls we hear," study author Tracey Rogers said.
The paleontologists who made the find believe that it could take years to exhume the remains completely.
"Finding a star can at times be harder than finding a planet."
Scientists believe 400,000-year-old skull fragment uncovered in Portugal is a member of the homo genus, related to humans.
The relics were found in a muddy pit between dilapidated apartment blocks.
Time crystals could one day be used in revolutionary technologies such as quantum computing.
The continent likely broke off from a supercontinent hundreds of millions of years ago.
Artificial skin you can feel, and hopeful signs about reversing Parkinson's.
Why elephants don't get cancer, dissolving stents, modified cassava and brain implants.
The horned creature, discovered in Alberta, is the oldest of its kind.
A new study found that water-resistant chemicals used in food packaging could increase risk of miscarriage.
Study finds brothers and fathers of sex offenders five times more likely to offend.
The dragon-like wood-lizards were discovered in the Andes in Ecuador and Northern Peru.
Creature was found in refuse pit in 2006 and was probably used in 1683 Siege of Vienna.
Researchers in Switzerland have captured the first photograph of light behaving as both a wave and a particle.
Four decades ago, Donald Johanson made a discovery that would change how we think of human evolution forever.