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In Saliva, Clues to a ‘Ghost’ Species of Ancient Human

In Saliva, Clues to a ‘Ghost’ Species of Ancient Human

BUFFALO, N.Y. — In saliva, scientists have found hints that a “ghost” species of archaic humans may have contributed genetic material to ancestors of people living in Sub-Saharan Africa today. The research adds to a growing body of evidence suggesting that sexual rendezvous between different archaic human species…

Treated Hydraulic Fracturing Wastewater may Pollute Area Water Sources for Years

Treated Hydraulic Fracturing Wastewater may Pollute Area Water Sources for Years

Given Pennsylvania’s abundant natural resources, it’s no surprise that the Commonwealth has become a mecca for hydraulic fracturing. Researchers, however, have recently discovered that releasing millions of gallons of treated hydraulic fracturing wastewater each year into area surface waters may have longer-lasting effects than originally thought. According to…

Removing CO2 from the Air Required to Safeguard Children’s Future

Removing CO2 from the Air Required to Safeguard Children’s Future

Reducing greenhouse-gas emissions is not enough to limit global warming to a level that wouldn’t risk young people’s future, according to a new study by a team of scientists who say we need negative emissions. Measures such as reforestation could accomplish much of the needed CO2 removal from the…

Slow Earthquakes Occur Continuously in the Alaska-Aleutian Subduction Zone

Slow Earthquakes Occur Continuously in the Alaska-Aleutian Subduction Zone

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Seismologists at the University of California, Riverside studying earthquakes in the seismically and volcanically active…

Massive Iceberg Breaks Off from Antarctica

Massive Iceberg Breaks Off from Antarctica

Larsen C, a floating platform of glacial ice on the east side of the Antarctic Peninsula, is the…

Nagoya Forensic Scientists Recover Human DNA from Mosquitos

Nagoya Forensic Scientists Recover Human DNA from Mosquitos

Nagoya, Japan – Most people would agree that painful mosquito bites are an especially annoying part of summer.…

Sorting Complicated Knots

Sorting Complicated Knots

From bow ties and shoelaces to sailing boats and climbing ropes, knots are not only very useful for…

DNA Study of Southern Humpback Finds Calving Ground Loyalty Drives Population Differences

DNA Study of Southern Humpback Finds Calving Ground Loyalty Drives Population Differences

Scientists conducting the first circum-global assessment of mitochondrial DNA variation in the Southern Hemisphere’s humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae)…

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