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Colonizing other planets could be the key to humanity’s long-term survival

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Our species will face no shortage of existential risks in the coming decades, whether it be from nuclear war, climate ...
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Anxious dog? Here are some things that may be stressing your furry friend

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Nearly three out of four dogs exhibit some kind of serious behavioral problem related to anxiety, according to a survey involving nearly ...
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Ancient tool technology passed down for thousands of generations by extinct human species, study says

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When it comes to extinct human species, Neanderthals tend to hog the spotlight. But another group of early humans, Homo erectus, is ...
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‘Disaster for public trust in vaccines’: African malaria study conducted without patient consent

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A scathing opinion piece in the BMJ is accusing the World Health Organization of conducting a pilot program in Africa ...
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Extinct human ancestor Homo erectus evolved in Africa—not Asia—new fossil study suggests

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Homo erectus reached the Indonesian island of Java at some point between 1.3 million to 1.5 million years ago, according ...
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Rapid-diagnosing AI makes brain cancer operations ‘safer and more effective than ever before’

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Expert human pathologists typically require around 30 minutes to diagnose brain tumors from tissue samples extracted during surgery. A new ...
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Prehistoric ‘chewing gum’ contains Neolithic girl’s DNA, allowing scientists to reconstruct her face

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Scientists in Denmark have squeaked out an entire human genome from a prehistoric piece of “chewing gum.” Made from birch ...
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First chimeric part-monkey piglets born in China

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Scientists in China created piglets whose organs contained some monkey cells. The piglets all died within a week, illustrating the challenges ...
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9 significant archaeological discoveries of the past decade, including a Neanderthal-Denisovan hybrid

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Here’s a look back at some of the most significant archaeological and anthropological discoveries of the past decade that fundamentally ...
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Humans originated in Botswana? New research challenged for using ‘weak and inconclusive genetic analysis’

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A new paper claiming that modern humans originated in northern Botswana some 200,000 years ago is being criticized by experts, ...
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Humans ‘are not so special after all’: Neanderthals also knew how to start fires, evidence suggests

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At some point, our ancestors harnessed the power of the flame to keep warm, cook food, produce new materials, shoo ...
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Inherited Neanderthal, Denisovan DNA may help with our metabolism, immunity and diet

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Neanderthals and Denisovans went extinct some 35,000 to 40,000 years ago, but not before these closely related hominins interbred with ...
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‘Unexpected’ marriage practices, slavery, social inequality revealed in analysis of Bronze Age remains

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A fascinating new study chronicles the family histories of European Bronze Age households, revealing the presence of surprising marital practices, ...
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Channeling our ‘inner salamander’: Research suggests humans have ability to repair overworked cartilage

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Our bodies have retained the capacity to repair injured or overworked cartilage in our joints, says new research published [October 9] in ...
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Would the discovery of life on Mars be ‘world-shaking’?

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In a recent interview with the Telegraph, NASA chief scientist Jim Green said it’s possible we’ll soon find evidence of life on ...
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Animals enhanced with human brain cells—and robust levels of consciousness—create new ethical dilemmas

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Neuroscientist Isaac Chen from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, along with his colleagues, has written ...
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From hominids to animals: Who lived in Siberia’s famous Denisova Cave?

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For thousands of years, Siberia’s Denisova Cave was home to various bands of Neanderthals, Denisovans, and modern humans. But as ...
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We haven’t found a Denisovan skull yet. But thanks to genetic analysis, we can predict what their faces looked like

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A pinky finger bone, some teeth, and a lower jaw. That’s all the physical evidence we have of the mysterious ...
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First people in the Americas arrived by Pacific pathway, new evidence suggests

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Around 14,800 years ago, the Cordilleran Ice Sheet separated from its neighboring Laurentide Ice Sheet, creating an ice-free corridor that ...
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Did God create humans within the last 10,000 years? 40% of Americans still think so, Gallup poll shows

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A new Gallup poll shows that 40 percent of American adults comply to a strict view of creationism, in which ...
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No, plants don’t have ‘conscious awareness’, scientists argue

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The remarkable ability of plants to respond to their environment has led some scientists to believe it’s a sign of ...
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Viewpoint: Trump’s fetal-tissue research ban ‘ignores and defies the facts’

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The Trump administration is halting fetal tissue research by government scientists and placing new restrictions on how the National Institutes ...
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Terminally ill California man is first to undergo cryonic preservation after assisted death

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A terminally ill patient who opted for assisted death has undergone cryonic preservation at the Alcor Life Extension Foundation. This ...
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Some ‘quite effective’ US Civil War ‘folk’ medicines could lead to modern treatments

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With conventional medicines in short supply during the Civil War, the Confederacy turned to plant-based alternatives in desperation. New research ...
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Have we finally identified humanity’s direct ancestor? Controversial claim challenged

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Humans evolved from a group of ape-like hominins known as Australopithecine, but scientists aren’t [sure] which species is our direct ...
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Space station experiment testing ‘nano antioxidants’ that could fight age-related diseases

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An upcoming experiment aboard the International Space Station will test the effects of microgravity on living cells mixed with tiny ...
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Stanford investigation clears faculty members that knew about CRISPR baby scandal

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A Stanford investigation has cleared three prominent faculty members of helping with a controversial gene-editing experiment led by disgraced Chinese ...
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Genetic tests by Inova draw warning letter from FDA, citing potential for ‘serious health consequences’

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A suite of genetic tests used to predict a person’s response to specific medications is being marketed illegally by its ...
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