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New details on the Neanderthal man known as La Ferrassie 1

New details on the Neanderthal man known as La Ferrassie 1 | Science and technology | Scoop.it
An article published in the 'Journal of Human Evolution' describes a new examination of the skeleton of one of the most famous Neanderthal men, known a
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The Neanderthal skeleton known as La Ferrassie 1 was subjected to CT and microCT scans.
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Colobops noviportensis was a vertebrate that lived 200 million years ago small but with a powerful bite

Colobops noviportensis was a vertebrate that lived 200 million years ago small but with a powerful bite | Science and technology | Scoop.it

An article published in the journal “Nature Communications” describes the identification of a diapsid, part of a large group of vertebrates, dating back to the Triassic period, about 200 million years ago discovered in today’s Connecticut, USA.

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The exam of a Colobops noviportensis skull shows that its jaws and its muscles were very developed.
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There are traces of two interbreedings between modern humans and the Denisovan species

There are traces of two interbreedings between modern humans and the Denisovan species | Science and technology | Scoop.it

An article published in the journal “Cell” describes a genetic research that focuses on the interbreeding between Homo Sapiens and Denisovans, a species of hominins known only thanks to a few bones that were preserved in conditions good enough to extract their DNA.

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A genetic reserarch shows traces of two interbreeding pulses between homo sapiens and Denisovans.
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R.I.P. Stephen Hawking

R.I.P. Stephen Hawking | Science and technology | Scoop.it
Stephen Hawking, one of the most well-known figures in physics and astrophysics passed away in the night at his home in Cambridge, England. Stephe
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Stephen Hawking died at 76
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Green algae show the genetic origin of the two sexes

Green algae show the genetic origin of the two sexes | Science and technology | Scoop.it
An article published in the journal 'Communications Biology' describes a research that offers new clues about the genetic origin of the two sexes. A tea
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The study of volvocine green algae revealed a key gene in sex differentiation.
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Two groups of common ravens are merging into a single species in a case of speciation reversal

Two groups of common ravens are merging into a single species in a case of speciation reversal | Science and technology | Scoop.it
An article published in the journal 'Nature Communications' brings evidence of an speciation reversal in two lineages of the species common rave
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Two lineages of common ravens are showing traces of speciation reversal.
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Some fish started walking 420 million years ago

Some fish started walking 420 million years ago | Science and technology | Scoop.it
An article published in the journal 'Cell' describes a research on the origin of the types of neurons needed to coordinate walking on the mainland. A tea
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The study of the little skate (Leucoraja erinacea) shows that walking skills were already developed 420 million years ago.
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Plants colonized the mainland a hundred million years earlier than previously thought

Plants colonized the mainland a hundred million years earlier than previously thought | Science and technology | Scoop.it

An article published in the journal “Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences” describes a research on the timeline of the mainland colonization by plants. A team of researchers led by the British University of Bristol used the molecular clock methodology to compare genetic differences among the various species even in the absence of complete fossils.

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A research that used the molecular clock methodology concluded that plants started colonizing the mainland 100 million years before previous estimations based only on fossils.
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The Russian spacecraft Progress MS-8 has reached the International Space Station

The Russian spacecraft Progress MS-8 has reached the International Space Station | Science and technology | Scoop.it
A little while ago the Progress MS-8 spacecraft docked with the International Space Station in the mission also referred to as Progress 68 or 68P. Th
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The Progress MS-8 cargo spacecraft reached the International Space Station completing its primary mission.
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A success for the launch of the Russian cargo spaceship Progress MS-8 to the International Space Station

A success for the launch of the Russian cargo spaceship Progress MS-8 to the International Space Station | Science and technology | Scoop.it
A little while ago the Progress MS-8 spacecraft blasted off atop a Soyuz 2.1a rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. After about nine minute
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The Progress MS-8 space cargo ship was successfully launched to start its resupply mission to the International Space station.
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A success for the maiden launch of SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket

A success for the maiden launch of SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket | Science and technology | Scoop.it
It was yesterday afternoon in Florida when SpaceX launched its Falcon Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral on its maiden flight. What was announced as th
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SpaceX launched its Falcon Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral on its maiden flight with a Tesla Roadster car.
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The DNA of the salamander axolotl has been sequenced to uncover the secrets of its regeneration

The DNA of the salamander axolotl has been sequenced to uncover the secrets of its regeneration | Science and technology | Scoop.it
An article published in the journal 'Nature' describes a research on the genome of the axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum), a species of salamander tha
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The sequencing of the axolotl's DNA was announced, a milestone for the understanding of its regeneration.
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Mission CRS-13 accomplished: the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft has come back to Earth

Mission CRS-13 accomplished: the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft has come back to Earth | Science and technology | Scoop.it
A little while ago the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft ended its CRS-13 (Cargo Resupply Service 13) mission for NASA splashing down smoothly in the Pacific Ocea
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The SpaceX Dragon space cargo ship completed its CRS-13 mission coming back to Earth.
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Bodo saltans virus is a giant virus that belongs to the most common group of the seas

Bodo saltans virus is a giant virus that belongs to the most common group of the seas | Science and technology | Scoop.it
An article published in the journal 'eLife' describes a research on a species of giant virus called Bodo saltans virus (BsV), considered part of th
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Bodo saltans virus is a giant virus attributed to the Klosneuvirus group, a sub-group of the Mimiviridae family.
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The DNA sequencing of 5 Neanderthals brings new data on the final phase of their history

The DNA sequencing of 5 Neanderthals brings new data on the final phase of their history | Science and technology | Scoop.it

An article published in the journal “Nature” describes a research that helps the reconstruction of the final phase of Neanderthals’ history.

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New techniques allowed to obtain and sequence the DNA of 5 more Neanderthals.
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The study of new pterosaur fossils indicates that these flying reptiles got extinct suddenly, not gradually

The study of new pterosaur fossils indicates that these flying reptiles got extinct suddenly, not gradually | Science and technology | Scoop.it
An article published in the journal 'PLoS Biology' describes the discovery of fossils of six new species of pterosaurs, the flying reptiles that lived a
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New species of pterosaurs discovered in Morocco show that these flying reptiles thrived until the mass extinction that wiped them out together with dinosaurs.
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The ANA Avatar XPRIZE initiative starts to develop robot avatar systems

The ANA Avatar XPRIZE initiative starts to develop robot avatar systems | Science and technology | Scoop.it
Peter Diamandis, Executive Chairman of XPRIZE, announced the start of a new initiative called ANA Avatar XPRIZE with the aim of developing avatars
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The ANA Avatar XPRIZE initiative aims to stimulate the creation of robot avatar systems.
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The fossil remains of a chick that lived around 127 million years ago offer new clues to avian evolution

The fossil remains of a chick that lived around 127 million years ago offer new clues to avian evolution | Science and technology | Scoop.it
An article published in the journal 'Nature Communications' describes the study of the fossil remains of a chick that lived about 127 million years ag
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The study of a fossil chick that belongs to the Enantiornithes group shows some characteristics of primordial birds.
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Two new giant viruses called Tupanvirus have been discovered

Two new giant viruses called Tupanvirus have been discovered | Science and technology | Scoop.it

An article published in the journal “Nature Communications” describes the discovery of two species of giant viruses that were called Tupanvirus, attributed to the Mimiviridae family, the same that includes other giant virus species discovered in recent years.

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Tupanvirus is the name of two giant viruses discovered in Brazil that have the largest translational apparatus ever seen among viruses.
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The return of three astronauts from the International Space Station marks the end of Expedition 54

The return of three astronauts from the International Space Station marks the end of Expedition 54 | Science and technology | Scoop.it

A few hours ago the astronauts Mark Vande Hei and Joe Acaba and the cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin returned to Earth on the Soyuz MS-06 spacecraft, that landed without problems in Kazakhstan.

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Mark Vande Hei, Joe Acaba and Alexander Misurkin came back to Earth from the International Space Station ending Expedition 54.
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Celularity has received $250 million in funding to develop longevity treatments

Celularity has received $250 million in funding to develop longevity treatments | Science and technology | Scoop.it
Celularity, a biotechnology company specializing in the development of tissue regeneration solutions thanks to the allogeneic transplantation of ste
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The biotech company Celularity received huge funding to develop treatments against a number of diseases and to extend life making 100 years the new 60.
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DNA nanorobots to kill tumors

DNA nanorobots to kill tumors | Science and technology | Scoop.it
An article published in the journal 'Nature Biotechnology' describes a research that uses nanotechnologies based on the exploitation of DNA fo
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DNA nanorobots were experimented against various forms of cancer with promising results.
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The Carboniferous rainforest collapse had a significant influence on vertebrate evolution

The Carboniferous rainforest collapse had a significant influence on vertebrate evolution | Science and technology | Scoop.it
An article published in the journal 'Proceedings of the Royal Society B' describes a research on the changes that occurred during the Carboniferou
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According to a new research, the Carboniferous rainforest collapse caused the extincion of a number of tetrapod species but favored the developments of amniotic tetrapods, marking the success of reptiles, dinosaurs and later birds and mammals.
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Kootenayscolex barbarensis was an annelid that lived about 500 million years ago

Kootenayscolex barbarensis was an annelid that lived about 500 million years ago | Science and technology | Scoop.it

An article published in the journal “Current Biology” describes a research on Kootenayscolex barbarensis, a bristle worm (class Polychaeta) that lived about 508 million years ago in the site of today’s Marble Canyon, in the Burgess Shale, Canada.

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Kootenayscolex barbarensis was a bristle worm (class Polychaeta) that lived about 508 million years ago in the site of today’s Marble Canyon, in the Burgess Shale, Canada.Its well preserved fossils can offer clues about the evolution of the head in annelids.
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Researchers found a way to use methanol to measure magnetic fields in space

Researchers found a way to use methanol to measure magnetic fields in space | Science and technology | Scoop.it
An article published in the journal 'Nature Astronomy' describes a research that provides a way to use methanol to measure magnetic fields existing in space
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A sinergy between astronomy and chemistry provided a way to interpret maser signals from methanol in space clouds of gas and dust to measure their magnetic field.
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