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Humans didn’t outsmart the Neanderthals. We just outlasted them. – Washington Post

A reconstructed Neanderthal skeleton, right, and a modern human skeleton, left, on display at the Museum of Natural History in New York. (Frank Franklin II/Associated Press) By the standards of the Paleolithic age, members of Homo neanderthalensis were the height of sophistication. These ancient hominins ranged across Europe and parts of Asia for more than 300,000 years, producing tools, jewelry and […]

Aliens Could Be Just Like Us—Darwin’s Theory of Evolution Means ET Would Be Human-Like – Newsweek

Nearly every depiction of extraterrestrial life are of green figures with large heads, and bug eyes, that look, well, alien. But new research suggests that if advanced beings from far away worlds exist, they may look a lot like us. Scientists at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom, published a paper asserting that […]

Martian ridge brings out rover’s color talents – Phys.Org

Martian ridge brings out rover’s color talents – Phys.Org

Long-term spaceflight ‘squeezes’ the brain, study says – CNN

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Report: SpaceX to Launch the First Falcon Heavy in December – Popular Mechanics

According to a report from NASAspaceflight.com, SpaceX is targeting late December for the maiden flight of the highly anticipated Falcon Heavy, the launch vehicle that is poised to become the most powerful operational rocket in the world. The launch would occur no earlier than December 29. SpaceX has three final Falcon 9 launches planned for […]

Asteroid impact plunged dinosaurs into catastrophic ‘winter’ – BBC News

Image copyright BARCROFT PRODUCTIONS/BBC Image caption Artwork: The impact hit with the energy equivalent to 10 billion Hiroshima bombs Scientists say they now have a much clearer picture of the climate catastrophe that followed the asteroid impact on Earth 66 million years ago. The event is blamed for the demise of three-quarters of plant and […]

Monster Planet, Tiny Star: Record-Breaking Duo Puzzles Astronomers – Space.com

A giant planet has been found orbiting an ultracool dwarf star — the largest planet compared to its star ever found — leaving scientists baffled at how the duo could have formed. The planet NGTS-1b is situated 600 light-years from our solar system, according to a statement from the University of Warwick, […]

Halloween Treat: NASA Releases a Playlist of the Universe’s Spooky Sounds – Space.com

In honor of Halloween, NASA released a playlist of eerie space sounds picked up by various satellites traveling through the universe.  The playlist includes sounds from several missions to worlds such as Jupiter, Saturn and other celestial bodies in the outer solar system. Although there is no atmosphere or other medium to […]

Scientists discover India’s oldest fossil of a Jurassic sea monster – Washington Post

The ichthyosaur skeleton is the first from the Jurassic era to be found in India. (AFP/PLOS ONE) Call it what you wish: fish lizard, sea monster, ichthyosaur. After tens of millions of years, and then 1,500 hours of digging, paleontologists in India have unearthed the strikingly intact skeleton of an ichthyosaur, a marine reptile more than five meters long that resembled […]

Stargazers find twenty new Earth-like planets that could host life – Fox News

(Credit: iStock) Stargazers have discovered 20 worlds “hiding in plain sight” which they believe could be habitable. Analysis of data from the Kepler space telescope revealed a list of planets that orbit stars like our own sun. Each potential new world comes with varying orbit times, including one that takes the equivalent […]

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