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Evolution quirk purged humans of Neanderthal genes, says study

Neanderthals interbred with their close human relatives, homo sapiens, before becoming extinct 30,000 years ago.<p>That led to between 1% and 4% of the …

Evolution

Santorini eruption: new theory says 'pyroclastic flows' caused devastating Bronze Age tsunamis

Take the ferry to the beautiful Greek islands of Santorini and you will sail into a truly unique landscape forged by a cataclysm towards the end of …

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Why Humans Don't Have More Neanderthal Genes

Neanderthals and modern humans interbred long ago, but evolution has purged many of our caveman relative's genes from modern human genomes, a new …

Evolution

How farming changed the dog

Farming didn’t just revolutionize human society—it transformed the genome of our oldest friend, the dog. A new study reveals that by 7000 years ago, …

We're losing the Neanderthal bits of our genome - Futurity

Neanderthals disappeared about 30,000 years ago, but live on via DNA sequences scattered through our genomes. Natural selection is changing that, …

Say goodbye to science class as you know it

In California, the guidelines for how to teach science are changing.<p>It should be hands-on, education officials now say, and its concepts should be connected to other subjects.<p>California is one of a number of states that in recent years adopted what are called Next Generation Science Standards — …

Teaching

Humans arrived in Australian interior 49,000 years ago, archaeologists believe

Site yields artefacts including tools and a bone from huge wombat-like creature that indicate human activity 10,000 years earlier than previously thought<p>Humans arrived in the arid interior of Australia 10,000 years earlier than previously thought, archaeologists working at a site in South Australia …

Anthropology

The Erupting Peninsula

Explorer Stepan Krasheninnikov first pointed it out in 1755: there may not be another land mass on Earth where so many volcanoes and hot springs are …

Mt. Aso could erupt much sooner, scientists warn

Damage from the 2016 Kumamoto earthquake could hasten Mt. Aso’s eruption, volcanologists warn. In a paper published on Science, Kyoto University …

Coal Will Not Cure Global Poverty

The UN Economic Commission for Europe and World Coal Association are holding an event today and Thursday to tout the idea that coal is a cure for …

Fossil Fuels

Neanderthal Sex Could Explain Why Europeans And Africans Have Different Immune Systems

Your family tree just got way more interesting.<p>Scientists investigating the immune system of modern humans have found significantly different …

The Ethanol Effect

Not all Americans know what that E-10 sticker on the gas pump means. A new documentary "The Ethanol Effect" which can be seen on PBS or <b>online</b> is a welcome addition to the sometimes technical news coverage of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).<p>Passed in 2005 and expanded in 2007, the RFS mandate for …

To feed a growing world, consider what farming isn’t

<i>Franco Vaccarino is president and vice-chancellor of the University of Guelph, which was awarded $77-million this fall from the federal government for the Food From Thought project, intended to find sustainable ways to feed a growing world population.</i><p>Nine billion: That's roughly how many people are …

Jerusalem reference found on ancient wine ledger

<b>Israeli archaeologists have discovered an ancient wine ledger they believe contains the earliest written reference to Jerusalem outside the Bible.</b><p>The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) seized the 2,700-year-old papyrus from thieves who had taken it from a desert cave near the Dead Sea.<p>Two lines in …

Archaeology

Two-Million-Year-Old Jaw Has a Lot to Say About the Origins of Human Handedness

From sports to cutting paper—handedness always comes into play. And the discovery of a nearly two-million-year-old jaw with cut marks on the teeth …

Anthropology

Explorers accidentally find 41 shipwrecks thousands of years old in Black Sea

Explorers have accidentally discovered a graveyard of 41 brilliantly preserved shipwrecks at the bottom of the Black Sea.<p>The unique findings have …

Huge Magma Chamber Created Enormous Dome in Central Andes

A massive magma chamber in South America that pumps melted rock into the Earth's crust created an enormous dome in the central Andes, within the …

Geology

World's biggest lion species may have been hunted to extinction by Stone Age humans to make rugs

Stone Age humans may have hunted what is believed to have been the largest species of lion ever to have walked the Earth to extinction — so they …

Anthropology

The Great Sphinx of Giza

The Great Sphinx of Giza is the most instantly recognizable statue associated with ancient Egypt and among the most famous in the world. The …

The Trinity Is One (Plus Two)

The math is elusive. It was figured with sharp pencils.<p>God is three and yet God is one. So said a 3rd-century African theologian who coined the term 'Trinity' and bequeathed it to 1,800 bishops gathered in 4th-century Anatolia to compose an obligatory Trinitarian creed, a creed that is still …

Supposed 'Burial Slab' Of Jesus Christ Uncovered For First Time In Centuries

The slab had been encased in marble since at least 1555.<p>A stone slab that many Christians believe once held the body of Jesus Christ after the crucifixion has been unveiled for the first time in centuries.<p>National Geographic, which was filming the restoration work at the Church of the Holy …

Archaeology

The ruins of the biblical city where Goliath lived have been found

The Philistine city of Gath was famous for countless confrontations with the Israelites<p>Archaeologists from Bal-Ilan University in Israel have …

Archaeology

After Calif. leak, feds seek to curtail natural gas blowouts

WASHINGTON (AP) — A year after a blowout at a natural gas well near Los Angeles spewed tons of noxious gas and drove thousands from their homes, a …

Oil & Gas Industry

Get ready for the new normal: dry and drier

California in the Great<p>Droughtis a living diorama of how the future is going to look across much of the United States as climate change sets in. Like hippies and "dude," wine bars and hot tubs, mega-churches and gay rights, what gets big in California goes national soon enough. Now, the large dark …

Climate

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

A smarter, more digital world must grasp the power of a map

Geography underpins everything we do. As technology becomes more sophisticated, the value of location intelligence is soaring<p>The UK has a long history of innovation in mapping. One of the earliest examples occurred when a cholera outbreak swept through Soho, London, in 1854. Not satisfied with the …

Markets