It raises the question of what the things we cherish will reflect about us in the future.
This week, more chapters of the human story, safely nestled within caves, have survived the ravages of time.
We are family
She was part of the Toalean culture, only found in a pocket of Sulawesi’s southwestern peninsula and descended from the first wave of modern humans to enter the Wallacea islands 50,000 years ago.
The young woman also shares ancestry with a separate and distinct group from Asia. No descendants of this lineage remain.
The search for fossils is never easy, but this specimen was definitely hiding between a rock and a hard place.
A discovery made during a police raid has been identified as the most complete fossil of a flying reptile from Brazil. Hidden within limestone slabs was the fossil of Tupandactylus navigans, a pterosaur that soared across the skies 115 million years ago.
There is a whole host of weird and wonderful exoplanets beyond our solar system — and now, astronomers have discovered a new class of exoplanets that may support life.
The Blob was discovered about four decades ago. Its warm surface water also heats the air above it, creating a high-pressure ridge that can influence the path of storms as they move over oceans. It’s to blame for sending storms away from South America’s west coast, where winter storms are needed to replenish freshwater before summer.
Global warming has caused the Blob to get bigger and hotter.
Much like the famed science fiction film, it seems for now that this devastating Blob is indestructible — although researchers will continue to monitor it in hopes that it breaks apart.
Never judge a book by its cover. Most female hummingbirds have muted feathers compared to their flashy male counterparts — but some of these fast-flying ladies sport bright, jewel-tone plumage. And it may save them from getting into fights, according to new research.
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