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The New Center
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A Skull Bone Discovered in Greece May Alter the Story of Human Prehistory
The bone, found in a cave, is the oldest modern human fossil ever discovered in Europe. It hints that humans began leaving Africa far earlier than once thought.
New Weapons Against Cancer: Millions of Bacteria Programmed to Kill
Genetically modified microbes release “nanobodies” that alert the immune system to cancer in mice, scientists report.
Wired Bacteria Form Nature’s Power Grid: ‘We Have an Electric Planet’
Electroactive bacteria were running current through “wires” long before humans learned the trick.
Cuttlefish Arms Are Not So Different From Yours
Cephalopods, flies and even humans share genes needed to develop limbs, perhaps provided by a common ancestor.
These Animal Migrations Are Huge — and Invisible
Swarms of insects move across continents each year. Scientists used radar to track one species and discovered a vast ecological force.
Who Were the Ancestors of Native Americans? A Lost People in Siberia, Scientists Say
Genetic analysis of ancient teeth and bones suggests Native Americans largely descend from a vanished group called the Ancient Paleo-Siberians.
Ebola, H.I.V., Spanish Flu, SARS — the 20th Century’s Deadliest Hits
In “The Pandemic Century” Mark Honigsbaum covers nine outbreaks that shaped how we think and respond to diseases.
Denisovans Were Neanderthals’ Cousins, DNA Analysis Reveals
Fossil analysis shows that almost 5 percent of the DNA of people from New Guinea comes from a little-known human group called the Denisovans.
What Is Life? A Podcast Series – carlzimmer
As a science writer, I report in articles and books about the many wondrous forms life can take, from brilliant cephalopods to cunning…
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