Debra Chong-Gum

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New Research Conducted at Late Neanderthal Site

JERSEY, CHANNEL ISLANDS—Archaeologists have found preserved geological deposits dating back 250,000 years in La Cotte de St Brelade, a cave …

How chimps are making monkeys out of humans…

Extraordinary research from Japan shows that chimpanzees are way ahead of humans in complex memory tests<p>Tetsuro Matsuzawa begins his working day, conventionally enough, in front of a computer. He taps in a few commands, takes a seat and waits. Within minutes, the calm of his basement laboratory is …

Hurlers stone circles pathway uncovered

9/25/2013 04:00:00 PM<p>A Bronze Age stone pathway that links stone circles has been uncovered for the first time since the 1930s.<p>Archaeologists were …

The terrifying, flesh-eating drug krokodil has reportedly surfaced in the US

No cases have been confirmed yet, but early reports have authorities on edge<p><i>A krokodil user with necrosis of the hand.</i><p>When the nasty, highly addictive street drug krokodil appears in a new area, it tends to spread fast. So when doctors at the Banner Good Samaritan Poison and Drug Information Center …

Water on Mars: A Brief (and Extremely Long) History

The surface of Mars, new research suggests, is 2 percent water -- yet another reminder that the Red Planet may once have been blue.<p>The Curiosity rover has found water in the soil of Mars. Which is, on the one hand, big news: Water! Right in the soil of the seemingly barren planet! On the other …

Flesh-Eating Street Drug from Russia Hits the US

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X doesn't mark the spot: real shape of chromosomes revealed

Time to revise the high school biology textbooks: contrary to their typical portrayal as being precisely X-shaped, chromosomes are in fact much more complex — and much messier looking. That's the finding of a new project that relied on DNA sequencing to produce accurate 3D images of chromosomes.<p>A …

Lost Egyptian city revealed

Could People Hibernate? Lemurs Give Clues

<b>Ever wished you could hibernate? Ask a fat-tailed dwarf lemur how it’s done.</b><p>These mini-primates have a talent that could help save human lives. Fat-tailed dwarf lemurs are the only primates that can hibernate, according to a new study published in the journal <i>PLoS ONE</i>. And lemurs are unique in that …

DNA study suggests hunting did not kill off mammoth

<b>Researchers have found evidence to suggest that climate change, rather than humans, was the main factor that drove the woolly mammoth to extinction.</b><p>A DNA analysis shows that the number of creatures began to decrease much earlier than previously thought as the world's climate changed.<p>It also shows …

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Thousands of cave paintings have been discovered in Mexico

Chasing the black holes of the ocean

According to researchers from ETH Zurich and the University of Miami, some of the largest ocean eddies on Earth are mathematically equivalent to the …

Banana Bread: The Easiest Recipe Ever

<b>Heat the oven and prep the pan.</b> Arrange a rack in the bottom third of the oven and heat to 350°F. Line an 8x5-inch loaf pan with parchment paper, …

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