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Oldest known case of Neanderthal-human sex revealed by DNA test

Traces of DNA found in remains Neanderthal woman show date of first human-Neanderthal couplings is tens of millennia earlier than previously thought<p>A Neanderthal woman who lived and died in a Siberian cave 50,000 years ago has led researchers to the oldest known case of sex between modern humans …

Evolution

Scientists studying starlight can tell you: Our universe is going dark

We know that our universe has already lived through great number of exciting phases. But new research released overnight shows the universe has long passed its peak and is slowly but surely dying.<p>The research was presented at the year’s largest gathering of astronomers at the International …

Black Holes

12 Ancient Giants: An Ode To The Enormous And Extinct

In the history of life on Earth, evolutionary forces have pushed some species to become incredibly large. After most dinosaurs died off 66 million years ago, some mammals and marsupials grew bigger and bigger, taking the dinos' place.<p>What's so great about living large? A size advantage can help you …

18 Perfect Short Stories That Pack More Of A Punch Than Most Novels

People sometimes mistake short stories for trifles, wee vignettes that are over before they start. But there's a reason why many of the best movies …

Explorers Discover Ancient Lost City In Honduran Jungle

For almost a century, explorers have searched the jungles of Honduras for a legendary lost city known as the White City, or the City of the Monkey God.<p>A team of explorers — including archaeologists and a documentary filmmaker — have just returned from an expedition in person, after using a new …

Senate, House committee OK ethics bills

JEFFERSON CITY � The Missouri Senate approved a bill on a 32-2 vote Monday banning lobbyist-paid, out-of-state travel and blocking future lawmakers …

7 Explorers Name The Most Beautiful Place They've Ever Seen

Looking for travel inspiration? We've been asking fascinating people -- Pulitzer Prize-winners, world champion athletes, entrepreneurs, artists, and more -- to share the greatest travel journeys of their lives.<p><b>New Guinea</b><p>Scientist and author Jared Diamond, who won the Pulitzer Prize for "Guns, …

The 6,000-year-old Crown found in Dead Sea Cave

The oldest known crown in the world, which was famously discovered in 1961 as part of the Nahal Mishmar Hoard, along with numerous other treasured …

Hiking and Backpacking Tours in Yellowstone, Montana, Wyoming & The West

Backpacking in Yellowstone, Montana, Wyoming & More: Best Guided Hikes in the West<p>Big Wild Adventures offers fully outfitted <i>guided backpacking</i> in the …

Weekend Hikes: Art Loeb Trail

North Carolina<p><b>GPS: 35°28'N 83°00'W</b><p>Think of "The Art" as a freeze-dried Appalachian Trail: all the big savory morsels of the nation's premier long trail concentrated into a bite-size package. In its 30-mile (48-kilometer) course through Pisgah National Forest southwest of Asheville, the East's …

7 cultural concepts we don't have in the U.S.

Perhaps one of these ideas will inspire you to think differently in your day-to-day life.<p>From the end of October through the New Year and onto …

Gratitude

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Dogs arrived in Americas only 10,000 years ago, says study

By associating with early humans, dogs enjoyed new foods and the relative safety of human camps. Eventually, dogs traveled the world with their …

A Graphic Cosmogony: Artists Imagine How the Universe Was Born

Humanity’s history of mapping the cosmos is as long as our margin of error in explaining the universe is wide. We have been wrong about so much so often and so staunchly stubborn in admitting our errors. But we have also produced works of immeasurable beauty in giving form to our awe, however …

By Making A Game Out Of Rejection, A Man Conquers Fear

<i>Fear is one of the strongest and most basic of human emotions, and it's the focus of Fearless, the second episode of</i> Invisibilia<i>, NPR's new show on the invisible forces that shape human behavior.</i><p><i>This segment of the show explores how a man decided to conquer his fear of rejection by getting rejected</i> …

Mind

The World Is Extremely Close To Eradicating A Human Disease For The 2nd Time In History

That's pretty incredible — but it's a project that has required close to three decades of work, and it isn't finished.<p>On Monday, former US President Jimmy Carter announced at the opening of "Countdown to Zero: Defeating Disease," a new exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History, that <b>there</b> …

Timeline of Middle Eastern history

This timeline tries to compile dates of important historical events that happened in or that led to the rise of the Middle East. The Middle East is …

A Modern History of Free-Speech Martyrs

As the massacre at Charlie Hebdo reminds us, art and satire have long been targets of violent suppression. Here are nine famous books, films and …

APOD: Titan Beyond the Rings (2014 Nov 02) Image Credit: Cassini Imaging Team, ISS, JPL, ESA, NASA, SSI http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap141102.html Explanation: When orbiting Saturn, be sure to watch for breathtaking superpositions of moons and rings. One such picturesque vista was visible recently to the robot Cassini spacecraft now orbiting Saturn. In 2006 April, Cassini captured Saturn's A and F rings stretching in front of cloud-shrouded Titan. Near the rings and appearing just above Titan was Epimetheus, a moon which orbits just outside the F ring. The dark space in the A ring is called the Encke Gap, although several thin knotted ringlets and even the small moon Pan orbit there. http://ciclops.org/ http://ciclops.org/iss/iss.php http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/ http://www.esa.int/ http://www.nasa.gov/ http://www.spacescience.org/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=141102 #APOD