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A Denisovan girl’s fossil tooth may have been unearthed in Laos

A molar tooth from Southeast Asia probably belonged to a member of a cryptic group of Stone Age hominids called…

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Pressure to conform to social norms may explain risky COVID-19 decisions

The pandemic has entered a murky stage, and social norms are quickly shifting, something I’ve thought a lot about lately.…

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Farmers in India cut their carbon footprint with trees and solar power

In 2007, 22-year-old P. Ramesh’s groundnut farm was losing money. As was the norm in most of India (and still…

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A ‘mystery monkey’ in Borneo may be a rare hybrid. That has scientists worried

Six years ago, tour guide Brenden Miles was traveling down the Kinabatangan River in the Malaysian part of Borneo, when…

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High-energy neutrinos may come from black holes ripping apart stars

When a star gets too close to a black hole, sparks fly. And, potentially, so do subatomic particles called neutrinos.…

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A special brew may have calmed Inca children headed for sacrifice

Two Inca children slated for ritual sacrifice more than 500 years ago quaffed a special soothing concoction that has gone…

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NASA’s InSight lander has recorded the largest Marsquake yet

Any Martians out there should learn to duck and cover. On May 4, the Red Planet was rocked by a…

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Prehistoric people may have used light from fires to create dynamic art

Prehistoric people may have used firelight to create the illusion of movement in their art. An analysis of 50 engraved…

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Experiments hint at why bird nests are so sturdy

To build its nest, a bird won’t go for any old twig. Somehow, birds pick and choose material that will…

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We finally have an image of the black hole at the heart of the Milky Way

There’s a new addition to astronomers’ portrait gallery of black holes.  Astronomers announced May 12 that they have finally assembled…

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