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Were Neanderthals a Separate Species? Yes, By a Nose

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Anatomists say the dimensions of the nasal complex in Neanderthal skulls show that the creatures were a species separate from …read more

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Two New Subatomic Particles Discovered at CERN

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The discovery of two new subatomic particles that had never been seen before could widen our understanding of the universe.<br …read more

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Of Mice and Men and Women: Genomes Make a Difference

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A comparison of the mouse genome and human genome reveals how the two species’ molecular machinery differs, with implications for …read more

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World Isn’t Even Close to Stopping Global Warming: U.N.

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Even the recent pledges from the U.S. and China to limit emissions isn’t going to be enough to meet a …read more

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Lunar Mission One Seeks Crowdfunding for Moon Probe

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A venture called Lunar Mission One has begun a crowdfunding effort to send a robotic lander with arms and a …read more

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Drink Wastewater? San Diego Looks at Recycling in Drought

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San Diego considers a $3.5 billion plan to turn wastewater into drinking water as the state suffers from severe drought.<br …read more

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Lander ‘Sniffed’ Organic Molecules on Comet’s Surface

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The European Space Agency’s Philae comet lander “sniffed” organic molecules before its battery ran out and it shut down, German …read more

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Scientists Create the Best-Ever Map of Asteroid Vesta

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Scientists have used data from NASA’s Dawn mission to produce the first global geologic and tectonic map of Vesta, the …read more

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Tick Spit is the Newest Weapon in the Fight Against Cancer

Scientists in Sao Paolo, Brazil have a new weapon in the fight against cancer: tick spit. Tick spit has been …read more

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Key Polar Bear Population Plummets in Alaska and Canada

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A key polar bear population fell nearly by half in just six years, with a dramatic increase in deaths of …read more

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