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DNA From Extinct Humans Discovered in Cave Dirt

The findings are being considered a scientific breakthrough.

Fri 28 Apr 17 from TIME

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Study finds bonobos may be better representation of the last common ancestor with humans than common chimpanzees

A new study examining the muscular system of bonobos provides firsthand evidence that the rare great ape species may be more closely linked, anatomically, to human ancestors than common chimpanzees. ...

18 hours ago from

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Most mammals big or small take about 12 seconds to defecate

A study of defecation finds that all mammals with faeces like ours take around the same amount of time to relieve themselves. If it’s taking much longer, you may need to see a doctor

Fri 28 Apr 17 from Newscientist

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Paleontologists identify new 507-million-year-old sea creature with can opener-like pincers

Paleontologists at the University of Toronto (U of T) and the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) have uncovered a new fossil species that sheds light on the origin of mandibulates, the most abundant ...

Wed 26 Apr 17 from

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Flawed forensic science may be hampering identification of human remains

Research from The Australian National University (ANU) has cast doubt on a method used in forensic science to determine whether skeletal remains are of a person who has given birth.

Thu 27 Apr 17 from

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Early evidence of Middle Stone Age projectiles found in South Africa's Sibudu Cave

Innovations in stone knapping technology during the South African Middle Stone Age enabled the creation of early projectile weapons, according to a study published April 26, 2017 in the open-access ...

Wed 26 Apr 17 from

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Headless dinosaur reunited with its skull, one century later

After being headless for almost a century, a dinosaur skeleton that had become a tourist attraction in Dinosaur Provincial Park was finally reconnected to its head.

Wed 26 Apr 17 from

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Ancient human ancestor 'Lucy' may have needed a midwife

New research from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, found that the ancient human relative would have needed help during birth due to the shape of their pelvises.

Thu 27 Apr 17 from Daily Mail

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I’m Weirded Out That Jurassic World 2 Is Retroactively Adding Hammond’s Super Secret Partner

Jurassic World 2 appears to be pulling a Dawn from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. James Cromwell has shared details about his character in the upcoming film, and how he’s connected to the original ...

Thu 27 Apr 17 from Gizmodo

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