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Humans Did Not Wipe Out the Neanderthals, New Research Suggests

Neanderthals went extinct in Europe about 40,000 years ago, giving them millennia to coexist with modern humans culturally and sexually, new findings suggest. This research also suggests that modern humans did not cause Neanderthals to rapidly go extinct, as some … Continue reading

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Cold, Dark and Alive! Life Discovered in Buried Antarctic Lake

Antarctica, the coldest place on Earth, teems with microscopic life. Tiny organisms dwell on the ice and live inside glaciers, and now, researchers confirm, a rich microbial ecosystem persists underneath the thick ice sheet, where no sunlight has been felt … Continue reading

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Our life with the Neanderthals was no brief affair

By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) – Far from wiping out Neanderthals overnight, modern humans rubbed along with their shorter and stockier cousins for thousands of years, giving plenty of time for the two groups to share ideas – and have … Continue reading

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Tire makers race to turn dandelions into rubber

By Ludwig Burger MUENSTER Germany (Reuters) – Dutch biologist Ingrid van der Meer often meets with disbelief when she talks about her work on dandelions and how it could secure the future of road transport. The reaction is understandable, given … Continue reading

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‘Beam Me to Mars’ Lets You Send Martian Messages to Fund Space Exploration

You may never set foot on Mars, but your words and pictures could land there later this year. The space-funding company Uwingu launched its “Beam Me to Mars” project today (Aug. 19), inviting people to contribute, for a fee, to … Continue reading

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Kids’ Drawings May Paint a Picture of Later Intelligence

How well can your 4-year-old draw? Their ability to draw a picture of a child may be linked to their intelligence at age 14, a new study suggests. The study, which involved more than 7,700 pairs of identical and nonidentical … Continue reading

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Like a Virgin: Chaste Men Sexually Confused After Marriage

SAN FRANCISCO — Men who make virginity pledges get strong social support to abstain from sex before the wedding night, but that backing disappears soon after they tie the knot, new research suggests. These men are also taught to think … Continue reading

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Flu Shot Recommended for All Pregnant Women

Pregnant women should get the flu shot, regardless of how far along they are in their pregnancies, according to updated guidelines released by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). The new guidelines by ACOG also state that vaccination … Continue reading

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Curiosity Rover on Mars Stalled by ‘Hidden Valley’ Sand Trap

NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity may have to choose a new route to the base of a huge Red Planet mountain.    The 1-ton Curiosity rover had been heading for Mount Sharp — a 3.4-mile-high (5.5 kilometers) mountain in the center of … Continue reading

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Amazing Photos from Space Show Fiery Doom of Private US Cargo Ship

An astronaut and cosmonaut on the International Space Station captured some spectacular views of a private spaceship meeting it fiery end above Earth’s surface after completing its mission on Sunday (Aug. 17). European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst and Russian … Continue reading

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