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Early Signs of Ebola-Like Diseases Found

Posted by External 36 days ago General — A new study has found potential early markers for hemorrhagic fever diseases similar to Ebola, suggesting it may be possible to screen for these diseases much earlier. Read More
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Oceans arrived early to Earth; Primitive meteorites were a likely source of water, study finds

Posted by External 46 days ago General — Earth is known as the Blue Planet because of its oceans, which cover more than 70 percent of the planet's surface and are home to the world's greatest diversity of life. While water is essential for life on the planet, the answers to two key questions have eluded us: Where did Earth's water come from and when? While some hypothesize that water came late to Earth, well after the planet had formed, Read More
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Genomic data support early contact between Easter Island and Americas

Posted by External 53 days ago General — People may have been making their way from Easter Island to the Americas well before Dutch commander Jakob Roggeveen arrived in 1722, according to new genomic evidence showing that the Rapanui people living on that most isolated of islands had significant contact with Native American populations hundreds of years earlier. The findings lend the first genetic support for such an early trans-Pacific Read More
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Record Bid! Early Apple Computer Sells for Nearly $1 Million

Posted by External 55 days ago General — The rare Apple-1 computer, which is now the most expensive Apple computer ever sold, was built by Steve Wozniak in Steve Jobs' garage in the summer of 1976. The computer still has its original keyboard, power supply and monitor. Read More
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Scientists find ancient mountains that fed early life

Posted by External 62 days ago General — Scientists have found a huge mountain range in Gondwana, 600 million years ago. It ran from modern west Africa to northeast Brazil, and as it eroded it fed the oceans with nutrients that fueled an explosion of early life on Earth. Read More
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Natural selection causes early migration, shorter parental care for shorebirds

Posted by External 83 days ago General — All bird migrations are fraught with danger – from the risk of not finding enough food, to facing stormy weather, and most importantly – trying not to be eaten along the way. Raptors such as peregrine falcons are the main predators of migratory birds, and huge flocks of congregating shorebirds can be easy pickings. In a new paper, researchers provide new evidence that shorebird species can adopt Read More
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Campfire Tales Served as Early Human Social Media

Posted by External 86 days ago General — Firelight storytelling helps people develop and spread culture and abstract ideas, an anthropologist says. Sharing tales around a fire can also reinforce social traditions, encourage harmony and equality, and create a sense of community. Read More
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Gravity Moved Continents on Early Earth

Posted by External 91 days ago General — Continents move, but what got them going? A new computer model shows it was gravity. Whole continents flattened out under their own weight. Read More
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