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12-03-2021
Ancient bear footprints turned out to be human
A set of footprints found in 1976 in Laetoli, Tanzania - just next door to the oldest known human tracks - were initially dismissed as belonging to bears. Now, a study from Dartmouth takes a new look at the prints and concludes that they were ancient human tracks.  “Given the increasing evidence for locomotor and species diversity in the hominin fossil record over the past 30 years, these unusual prints deserved another look,” explained study lead author Professor Ellison McNutt. Professor McNutt is a specialist in locomotion,...
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12-02-2021
Whiskers reveal what Tasmanian devils ate months ago
Tasmanian devils are the largest carnivorous marsupial left in the...
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12-02-2021
Study confirms: plastics contribute to heart disease
Researchers at the University of California Riverside, led by biomedical...
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12-02-2021
Dolphins perform a spinning dive to catch deep prey
A new study has found that Risso’s dolphins perform a...
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12-02-2021
Rain will replace snow in the Arctic decades earlier than expected
A new study led by the University of Manitoba (UM)...
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12-02-2021
Cannabis use may reduce male fertility across generations
Previous studies on humans and animals have shown that exposure...
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12-02-2021
Coastal species form new communities on floating debris
Coastal organisms, such as crabs, barnacles and seaweeds, are not...
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12-02-2021
Restoration of peatlands can prevent billions in wildfire damage
The restoration of peatlands across Indonesia could ultimately prevent billions...
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12-01-2021
Ancient Columbian reptile looked like a swordfish
With so many species of creatures in the world, it’s...
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12-01-2021
Game intelligence is more important than skill in basketball
Much like the posthumus dissection of Einstein’s brain, scientists are...
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12-01-2021
Feral cats are a "catastrophic threat" to Australia’s wildlife
Feral cats threaten the survival of over 100 native species...
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12-01-2021
Major life events have a negative impact heart health
Being physically active is one of the best ways to...
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12-01-2021
Children will eat more vegetables if they see adults enjoy them
Exposure to an adult’s positive facial expression while eating raw...
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