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Organic Molecules Hint at Presence of Ancient Life on Mars

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Finding signs of life on Mars has long been an obsession for astrophysicists (and apparently, Elon Musk as well). And even though discovering an intelligent life form on Mars might sound too far-fetched, recent discoveries suggest that life may have existed millennia ago on the red planet at a microbial level. …

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Ancient gut microbiomes shed light on human evolution

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Credit: CC0 Public Domain The microbiome of our ancestors might have been more important for human evolution than previously thought, according to a new study published in Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. An adaptive gut microbiome could have been critical for human dispersal, allowing our ancestors to survive in new …

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Ancient Native American burial site blasted for Trump border wall construction

Ancient Native American burial site blasted for Trump border wall construction

Red-lettered signs warning of “BLASTING” began appearing over the past week at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, a remote desert region in southwestern Arizona bordered by Mexico to the south and a Native American reservation to the east. Crews have been blasting the hillside while excavators and backhoes clear a …

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Scientists find evidence of ‘ghost population’ of ancient humans | Science

Scientists have found evidence for a mysterious “ghost population” of ancient humans that lived in Africa about half a million years ago and whose genes live on in people today. Traces of the unknown ancestor emerged when researchers analysed genomes from west African populations and found that up to a …

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