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How Did Early Humans Thrive Through Volcanic Winters?

UTA researcher Naomi Cleghorn has participated in a Nature paper that describes how humans thrived in South Africa through the Toba volcanic eruption about 74,000 years ago, which created a decades-long volcanic…

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Glassy Beads Hint of a Mysterious Missing Crater

Imperial experts have found a “breadcrumb trail” of debris from an 800,000-year-old meteor impact. Around 800,000 years ago, a 20 kilometer meteor collided with the Earth, producing a zone of…

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Compassion Helped Neanderthals to Survive

They have an unwarranted image as brutish and uncaring, but new research has revealed just how knowledgeable and effective Neanderthal healthcare was. The study, by the University of York, reveals that…

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60-Year-Old ‘Phantom’ Mystery Now Solved

A new study has rediscovered fossil collections from a 19th century hermit that validate “phantom” fossil footprints collected in the 1950s showing dicynodonts coexisting with dinosaurs.