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Discovery of 100K-year-old skulls in China may shed more light on humans’ evolution

Discovery of 100K-year-old skulls in China may shed more light on humans’ evolution

A team of researchers claimed to have unearthed two 100,000-year-old skulls in China that may shed more light on evolution of humans. The skulls are believed to belong to hybrids of humans called Neanderthals and a third inexplicable race.

The skulls, which were unearthed at an excavation site in Xuchang, central China, feature modest bone rides on the brow, large brain capacity, and lightly-built cranial vaults similar to early modern humans.

Scientists turning to microbiology to make better computers

Scientists turning to microbiology to make better computers

Computer scientists are turning to microbiology to design better computers capable of storing humanity’s ever-growing collection of digital data.

DNA is unbelievably dense as the entire genome of an organism can fit into a cell so small that it is even invisible to the naked eye but all of biology’s information is stored here.

Millions of people witness Sunday’s annular solar eclipse

Millions of people witness Sunday’s annular solar eclipse

Millions of people in South America and the western and southern tips of Africa witnessed the first solar eclipse of 2017 that treated viewers to a so-called “ring of fire” on Sunday.

The annular solar eclipse occurs when the Earth, Moon and Sun all come into a line, with the only natural satellite of our planet appearing to block out the Sun. A thin ring around the edge of the Moon occurs as the Sun pokes out, giving it the ring of fire effect.

Seattle man creates notification app for April the giraffe

Seattle man creates notification app for April the giraffe

Animal lovers and wildlife advocates continue to keep a close eye on a pregnant giraffe due to give birth soon at Animal Adventure Park in New York.

Zoo keepers said that the giraffe named April is 15, and giraffe pregnancies typically last around 15 months. The calf will likely weigh nearly 150 pounds and be around 6 feet tall at birth.

Ancient worm’s huge jaws astonish scientists

Ancient worm’s huge jaws astonish scientists

A newly discovered species of a prehistoric worm is closely related to leeches and earthworms except for its huge jaws, according to a study published in the journal Scientific Reports.

Coral reefs are in serious danger: experts warn

Coral reefs are in serious danger: experts warn

The Great Barrier Reef and several other reef systems are in serious danger unless stronger actions are taken to reduce greenhouse gases, experts have warned.

Last year’s higher-than-usual temperatures led to coral bleaching, causing massive damages to the Great Barrier Reef and other reef systems. Marine biologists warned that the reef damages witnessed last year might not be the last in the coming few years.

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