Labeled a Replica by Chicago Museum, It Turns Out to Be 3,000-Year-Old Warrior’s Sword
Nearly 100 years ago, the Chicago Field Museum acquired a bronze sword from Europe, but it was thought to be a well-made replica. Now a new analysis has revealed that the sword is the real deal, dating back 3,000 years to the Bronze Age, and likely belonging to a warrior in the upper strata of […]
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NOAA Climate Scientists Cruise Washington and Baltimore for Hotspots—of Greenhouse Gases and Air Pollutants – InsideClimate News
On a clear and crisp morning, with the sun beating down, Xenron Ren and Phillip Stratton looked over plans for the day and fiddled with the gadgets installed in a black SUV parked outside the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s…
Earliest Evidence of Modern Humans in Europe Dates back 65K yearsâAfter Jaw Bone is Discovered in Spain
A re-examination of a hominid jawbone found over 100 years ago in Spain may have just back-dated the presence of humans in Europe by an additional 25,000 years. Found in 1887 near a quarry in Banyoles, the bone was thought to belong to a neanderthal, who were known to inhabit the area before Homo sapiens. […]
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Yes, global warming remains dangerous, but the evidence shows human action does make a difference, leading climatologist contends – Baptist News Global
As dire as the global climate crisis is, human action to mitigate disaster actually has made the future less bad than it would have been, according to one of the world’s foremost climate scientists — who also happens to be…
The First Neanderthal Family: Ancient Genome of 13 Individuals Show They Were Just Like Us in Many Ways
Ancient genomes of 13 individual Neanderthals show they ate, slept, loved and died in the company of their kin and were connected to other groups that made up a region’s Neanderthal population. An international team mapped DNA from the bones of eight adult males and five children to shed fresh light on our ancient cousins. […]
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Climate Change and Habitat Loss is Driving Some Primates Down From the Trees and Toward an Uncertain Future – InsideClimate News
Climate and fossil records show that big swings in the Earth’s average temperature over eons radically changed the distribution and composition of life on the planet, wiping out entire groups of plants and animals in some areas, including large land…
How climate change is driving monkeys and lemurs from trees to the ground – The Washington Post
Listen 6 min Comment on this story Comment Gift Article correction A statement in this article from Amanda Korstjens, a professor of behavioral ecology at Bournemouth University in the United Kingdom, was incorrectly attributed to Andrew Bernard, a doctoral candidate…
An overlooked source of global warming: all our stuff – The Maine Monitor
Research done by the City of Portland, Oregon found that consumer goods manufactured elsewhere generated more than twice the volume of emissions produced locally. Consumption-based emissions inventories, like those done in Oregon over the past decade, can help states create…
OPINION | Global warming is here, it is no longer a thing of the future – Mail and Guardian
In her career spanning more than 30 years as an environmental activist, physicist, sustainability philosopher and climate scientist, Vandana Shiva teaches us that what we do to our environment always comes back to us. Similarly, on the African continent, Nobel…
âHobbitsâ among us? An anthropologist says maybe
A professor of anthropology says a population of Homo floresiensis, nicknamed Hobbits, believed extinct for 50,000 years, may still exist in Indonesia.
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