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Homo naledi: new species of ancient human discovered, claim scientists

Bones found in South African cave are Homo naledi, a new species of ancient human relative, say researchers, but some experts are sceptical of find<p>A huge haul of bones found in a small, dark chamber at the back of a cave in South Africa may be the remnants of a new species of ancient human relative.<p>…

Anthropology

Is Earth as Special as We Think?

You might be surprised at some of the factors that made Earth a cozy place for life to set up shop.<p>Maybe Earth isn't so special. "We could have easily been standing on Venus having this conversation," says Mark Jellinek, a geologist who studies how planets form.<p>I envision standing under Venus' …

Alleged Killer Squirrel Is Captured On Camera For The First Time

Fluffiness confirmed, though evidence of blood-drinking remains elusive<p>It’s not quite a video of Bigfoot, but it’s cuter.<p>The tufted ground squirrel (<i>Rheithrosciurus macrotis</i>), native to Borneo’s forests, enjoys the distinction of being both the squirrel with the fluffiest tail and the only one with …