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Y chromosomes of Neanderthals and Denisovans now sequenced

An international research team led by Martin Petr and Janet Kelso of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, has determined Y chromosome sequences of three Neandertals and two Denisovans. These Y chromosomes provide new insights into the relationships and population histories of archaic and modern humans, including new evidence for ancient gene flow from early modern humans into Neandertals.

High-impact marine heatwaves attributable to human-induced global warming – Science Magazine

The heat is on Anthropogenic climate change is causing not only more episodes of historically high air temperatures but also more frequent spells of unusually increased ocean temperatures. Marine heatwaves, defined as periods of anonymously high regional surface ocean temperatures,…

Ocean Heat Waves Are Directly Linked to Climate Change

Six years ago, a huge part of the Pacific Ocean near North America quickly warmed, reaching temperatures more than 5 degrees Fahrenheit above normal. Nicknamed “the blob,” it persisted for two years, with devastating impacts on marine life, including sea…

Doomsters: Climate Change Is ‘Common Denominator’ Behind Destruction

Climate change rhetoric continues to escalate, with alarmists now proclaiming that there is no need to wait because “the apocalypse is now.” That is the title of an article Wednesday by journalist Erin Bunch, in which she explains how “rampant…


Gov. Newsom To Ban New Gas-Powered Auto Sales By 2035

California will ban the sale of gas-powered passenger vehicles within the next 15 years, Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday, citing the need for “bold action” to confront climate change. Ending the market for gas-powered passenger vehicles in California will…

New brain cell-like nanodevices work together to identify mutations in viruses

Scientists have described a new nanodevice that acts almost identically to a brain cell. Furthermore, they have shown that these synthetic brain cells can be joined together to form intricate networks that can then solve problems in a brain-like manner.


Provide shady spots to protect butterflies from climate change

Researchers have discovered significant variations in the ability of different UK butterfly species to maintain a suitable body temperature. Species that rely most on finding a suitably shady location to keep cool are at the greatest risk of population decline. The results predict how climate change might impact butterfly communities, and will inform conservation strategies to protect them.

Asteroid or space junk? Approaching object might become Earth’s mini-moon

A newly discovered “asteroid” may become a new mini-moon for Earth. Instead of an ordinary asteroid, it might be a lost rocket from the Surveyor 2 mission, launched from Earth more than 50 years ago.