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Archaic tooth gives some teeth to the theory of crossing among different types of humans

A three-rooted lower first molar and the pine to which it belonged, from a modern human. (Christine Lee, California State University) An ancient, unusual tooth discovered in China underpins the theory that Homo sapiens and an extinct human species, Denisovans, exchanged genetic material and physical traits thousands of years ago. The tooth, a molar with three roots, belonged to a …

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Wild tick clone armies suck cows to death; Experts fear for humans

Enlarge / Engorged Haemaphysalis longicornis Female tick. Ravenous swarms of cloned ticks have killed a fifth cow in North Carolina. That is, by draining the blood – warned the Ministry of Agriculture and Consumer Services of the state this week. Experts fear that the bloodthirsty crowds observed in the US for the first time in 2017 will continue their rampage, …

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The rocket that brought humans to the moon will be projected onto the Washington Monument next week

Artistic representation of the Washington Monument projection of a Saturn V rocket to be held next week Figure: Fifty-nine productions / Smithsonian Air and Space Museum The 50th anniversary of the moon landing is on July 20, and events are taking place all over Washington DC to celebrate. One of the coolest events will be the Washington Monument, where a …

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Robots, not humans, are the new space explorers: NPR

This image shows the NASA Cassini over the Northern Saturn Hemisphere before completing one of their Grand Finale dives. NASA / JPL-Caltech Hide caption Caption switch NASA / JPL-Caltech This image shows the NASA Cassini over the Northern Saturn Hemisphere before completing one of their Grand Finale dives. NASA / JPL-Caltech When Neil Armstrong walked the moon 50 years ago, …

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Alabama and his rocket put Apollo 11 on the moon as the first humans

Florida had Cape Canaveral, Launch Pad 39A, the countdown and the launch. Houston had Mission Control and the astronauts. But America's historic lunar landing program would not have begun and the landing would not have happened 50 years ago without another key place and the very big thing built there. Full coverage of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 The …

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Buried genes may explain why humans are the "fat primate"

It's no secret that we humans tend to put a bit more padding on our bones compared to our closest living primate relatives. Even without a diet with donuts and Netflix, evolution has left bodies that hoard fat. An analysis of adipose tissue from various primates has revealed that some of these are due to subtle differences in the way …

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The first giant bird found in Europe lived alongside early humans

Experts in the Crimea have found a fossil of a giant bird that lived about 1.6 to 1.8 million years ago. The find shows that giant birds were once native to Europe and that they first lived north of the equator. It also enables experts to better understand the environment in which early humans lived on the European continent. The …

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Huge bird may have lived alongside early humans

That's a damn big drumstick! A very large bird weighing about half a ton and nearly 12 feet tall – the first of its size ever discovered in the northern hemisphere – may have lived alongside early humans. Researchers from the Russian Academy of Sciences have recently discovered a fossil in the Taurida Cave in Crimea, which belongs to the …

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The eyes of dogs evolve to appeal to humans

If a dog has eyes that seem to tell you something or demand your attention, this could be the way of evolution to manipulate your feelings. Researchers have found that dogs have developed muscles around their eyes that allow them to develop expressions that are particularly appealing to humans. A small facial muscle allows dog eyes to mimic a "childish" …

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