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Scientists find new human species

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Fossils from Northern Kenya show that a new species of human lived two million years ago, researchers say.

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14 extinct animals that could be resurrected

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Can lost species ever become un-extinct? In the 1993 science fiction film "Jurassic Park," dinosaurs are cloned back to life after their DNA is discovered still intact within the bellies of ancient mosquitoes that were preserved in amber. While the science of cloning is still in its infancy, many scientists now believe it's only a matter of time before many extinct animals again walk the Earth.

 


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Rescuing frogs, so they can rescue us

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The importance of frogs in the food chain and their surprising role in human medicine is one reason why scientists are hurrying to rescue them from a deadly fungus, and preserve them in "amphibian arks".

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What’s a man?

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THE problem with understanding human uniqueness is precisely that it is unique. Though the proper study of mankind may be man, that study will yield little if there is no reference point to compare man with.


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Study Finds Humans, Mastodons, Mammoths Co-Existed In North America

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An analysis of skeletal remains has provided new evidence that humans made it to the Western Hemisphere during the last ice age.

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Why so few people are left-handed

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Right-handers have long accounted for 90 percent of the population, and scientists may have figured out why...

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The Genome Question - What Do We Have In Common With A Gorilla?

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Researchers have completed the genome sequence for the gorilla, the last genus of the living great apes to have its genome decoded.

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