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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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11-30-2021
COVID-19 antibody levels are highest in women after vaccination
In an ongoing study from the Texas Biomedical Research Institute,...
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11-30-2021
Machine learning may help with earlier tsunami detection
Tsunamis are giant waves that are produced by explosive underwater...
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11-30-2021
Electric vehicles are too quiet for pedestrian safety
One of the advantages of electric vehicles is that they...
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11-30-2021
Millions of pounds of microplastics are stored in coral reefs
Coral reefs are some of the most diverse habitats on...
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11-30-2021
Understanding bat hibernation may be key to their survival
White nose syndrome is a fungal disease which infects bats....
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11-30-2021
Explosion in ocean life triggered mountain formation
New research led by the University of Aberdeen in Scotland...
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11-30-2021
Humpback whale songs are used to locate, not attract, other whales
Common courtship behaviors in the animal kingdom, such as the...
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11-30-2021
Snow monkeys go fishing to survive during the winter
A new study led by the University of Birmingham has...
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11-30-2021
Tropical cyclones are set to become twice as destructive
Tropical cyclones, with their associated strong winds, heavy rainfall and...
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11-29-2021
Study highlights desperate need for electronic waste management
The improper disposal of plastic is commonly known to pose...
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11-29-2021
Record-breaking wildfire years are just getting started
A new study from the University of Alberta has investigated...
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11-29-2021
COVID-19 increases heart inflammation risk in young athletes
Reports of very rare episodes of myocarditis – inflammation of...
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