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You may have more Neanderthal DNA than you think loading...
You may have more Neanderthal DNA than you think
A new model upends old assumptions, revealing more Neanderthal ancestry for both modern Africans and Europeans than once thought.
Here’s how coronavirus spreads on a plane—and the safest place to sit loading...
Here’s how coronavirus spreads on a plane—and the safest place to sit
Global travel opens new roads for outbreaks, like coronavirus and the flu—but which is more dangerous, and how can you stay safe?
The Story Of The World’s Loneliest Tree loading...
The Story Of The World’s Loneliest Tree
A single wild tree on a New Zealand island could soon get some neighbours—and that’s a good thing.
Ravenous Wild Goats Ruled This Island For Over A Century. Now, It's Being Reborn. loading...
Ravenous Wild Goats Ruled This Island For Over A Century. Now, It's Being Reborn.
The rocky island of Redonda, once stripped of its flora and fauna by invasive species, makes an astonishingly quick comeback. What’s the secret to its recovery?
Why So Many Earthquakes Are Rocking Puerto Rico loading...
Why So Many Earthquakes Are Rocking Puerto Rico
A series of tremors has rattled the island for more than a week—and there may be more to come.
Intense Firestorms Forming From Australia’s Deadly Bushfires loading...
Intense Firestorms Forming From Australia’s Deadly Bushfires
Apocalyptic in appearance, thunderstorms generated by bushfires generate lightning and produce winds that can carry dangerous embers for kilometres.
These Sleek Predatory Dinosaurs Really Are Teenage T. Rex loading...
These Sleek Predatory Dinosaurs Really Are Teenage T. Rex
Detailed analysis of fossilised leg bones also suggest that this dinosaur icon had an intriguing survival strategy when food was scarce.
Rotting-Fruit Art Points Up Plants In Peril loading...
Rotting-Fruit Art Points Up Plants In Peril
Our planet’s food supply is vulnerable to diseases caused by climate change and more. These glass models display the decay in beautiful, awful detail.
Prehistoric Parenting Goes Back Even Further Than We Thought loading...
Prehistoric Parenting Goes Back Even Further Than We Thought
Fossils found in Nova Scotia belong to mammal ancestors that died 309 million years ago with the adult protectively cradling a juvenile with its tail.
Earth Has Had More Major Mass Extinctions Than We Realised loading...
Earth Has Had More Major Mass Extinctions Than We Realised
All these periods of sudden, drastic species loss share patterns. That has worrying implications for the climate-driven losses we’re seeing now.
Huge Amounts Of Greenhouse Gases Lurk In The Oceans, And Could Make Warming Far Worse loading...
Huge Amounts Of Greenhouse Gases Lurk In The Oceans, And Could Make Warming Far Worse
Stores of methane and CO2 in the world's seas are in a strange, icy state, and the waters are warming, creating a ticking carbon time bomb.
Big Volcanic Bump Unlike Anything Seen Before Found On The Moon loading...
Big Volcanic Bump Unlike Anything Seen Before Found On The Moon
Scientists scouring the lunar surface for clues to past impact rates found a bonus feature that has geologists "thoroughly confused."

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