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Humans adapted to Arctic life 10,000 years earlier than thought

Posted on 14 Jan 2016 in Human Origins, Journalism

We’ve discovered a particular carcass – apparently killed and butchered with weapons – that is special. It was found in north-western Siberia and is 45,000 years old, which means that our species seems to have adapted to Arctic life 10,000 years earlier than we thought. Image: Pitulko et al., Science (2016)

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We don’t know which species should be classed as ‘human’

Posted on 11 Jan 2016 in Featured, Human Origins, Journalism

What literally makes us human? Surprisingly, there is no official answer. Some say our human genus should exclude even Neanderthals – others say that it should include chimpanzees and even gorillas. Image: Jack at Wikipedia

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Geckos have superpowers, starting with running along ceilings

Posted on 28 Nov 2015 in Animal Behaviour, Journalism

Many animals have one superpower. Geckos are blessed with several. Their eyes can distinguish colours by the light of the moon, they can instantly shed their tail if they are caught by a predator, and most famously of all, they can walk effortlessly up walls and along ceilings. Image: chrisheidenreich

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We know the city where the HIV pandemic emerged

Posted on 19 Nov 2015 in Disease, Health, Journalism

Today we know much more how and why HIV – the virus that leads to AIDS – has become a global pandemic. Image: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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Mystery microbes in our gut could be a whole new form of life

Posted on 11 Nov 2015 in Evolution, Featured, Health, Journalism, Life

Inside each one of us lies a mystery. An analysis of genes from the human gut has found DNA so unusual it could belong to microbes unlike anything that science has encountered before – microbes that don’t seem to fit into any of the three known domains of life. Image: ssoosay

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