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Early humans hunted monkeys and squirrels in the rainforest

Early humans hunted monkeys and squirrels in the rainforest

New evidence from Sri Lanka’s oldest archaeological site suggests that early humans used sophisticated techniques to hunt monkeys and squirrels, according to a study published Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications. Remains from a young adult female, a child between 5 and 6 years old and at least two infants were found in Fa-Hien Lena…MORE

Super snow moon, 2019’s biggest supermoon, lights up the sky

Super snow moon, 2019’s biggest supermoon, lights up the sky

February’s full moon will brighten the skies as the biggest supermoon of the year. The supermoon occurs during this full moon because it will be closest in its orbit to Earth. Technically, the supermoon will reach its peak on Tuesday morning at 10:54 a.m. ET, but it won’t be visible then. Instead, keep an eye…MORE

A WWI letter was found in a box of old papers after almost 102 years

A WWI letter was found in a box of old papers after almost 102 years

A Canadian antique dealer stumbled on an unlikely treasure in a bunch of old papers she bought for a dollar — a letter written by a World War I soldier almost 102 years ago. Amanda Kehler, the co-owner of Prairie Pickers Cafe and antique shop in Steinbach, Manitoba, bought the papers while looking for new…MORE

Giant dinosaur footprints found and saved from floods in Queensland

Giant dinosaur footprints found and saved from floods in Queensland

A trail of dinosaur footprints has been discovered in Queensland, just in time for them to be relocated and saved from the floods that have been tearing through the Australian state. The well-preserved tracks date back around 95 million years and were made by three different types of dinosaur, according to the team of paleontologists…MORE

NASA’s newest mission will study the origins of the universe

NASA’s newest mission will study the origins of the universe

NASA has announced a two-year space mission to study the beginnings and evolution of the universe and determine how common the ingredients for life are within the planetary systems in our galaxy, the Milky Way. The Spectro-Photometer for the History of the Universe, Epoch of Reionization and Ices Explorer, nicknamed SPHEREx, is expected to launch…MORE

Is the mission over for the Mars Opportunity rover?

Is the mission over for the Mars Opportunity rover?

It may be time to finally say goodbye to the Opportunity rover. NASA will hold a press conference at 2 p.m. ET today to discuss the results of recovery efforts since a dust storm encircled Mars last year. Opportunity hasn’t communicated with engineers since June 10. Dust has blocked out the sunlight, and even the…MORE

China and India are making the planet greener, NASA says

China and India are making the planet greener, NASA says

The Earth is facing a climate crisis, but it’s also getting greener and leafier. According to new research, the rise is largely courtesy of China and India. A study by NASA, based on extensive satellite imagery and published in the journal Nature Sustainability, has revealed that the two countries with the world’s biggest populations are…MORE

Ancient mucus trail led to oldest evidence of mobility on Earth

Ancient mucus trail led to oldest evidence of mobility on Earth

A fossilized mucus trail led to the discovery of the oldest evidence for mobility on Earth, dating to 2.1 billion years ago, according to a study published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Previously, the oldest known traces of movement were dated to 570 million years ago, so this discovery…MORE

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