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Neanderthals combed beaches and went diving for shells to use as tools, study says

Neanderthals combed beaches and went diving for shells to use as tools, study says

Neanderthals were more resourceful and adventurous than they’re often credited with, according to a new study. An analysis of clam shells and volcanic rocks from an Italian cave shows that Neanderthals collected shells and pumice from beaches. And due to specific indicators on some of the shells, the researchers also believe Neanderthals waded and dove…MORE

Potential super-Earth found orbiting the nearest star from our sun

Potential super-Earth found orbiting the nearest star from our sun

In 2016, astronomers found a potentially habitable planet called Proxima b around the star Proxima Centauri, which is only 4.2 light-years from Earth. Now, researchers have traced a second signal they believe belongs to a super-Earth orbiting the same star, increasing the intrigue of this neighboring planetary system and its potential. Proxima Centauri is the…MORE

Strange objects found near the Milky Way’s supermassive black hole

Strange objects found near the Milky Way’s supermassive black hole

The center of our galaxy, the Milky Way, can be a strange place. It’s notoriously hard to see, obscured from our viewpoint by clouds of gas and dust in one of the galaxy’s spiral arms. But 13 years worth of near-infrared wavelength data from the W. M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii has captured the bizarre…MORE

Last year was the second-hottest in recorded history, NASA says

Last year was the second-hottest in recorded history, NASA says

Earth endured its second-hottest year on record in 2019, NASA and NOAA scientists announced Wednesday, capping a decade they say was the warmest in recorded history. The annual global climate assessment offers more evidence that the dangerous warming unleashed mostly by humans’ burning of fossil fuels is continuing virtually unabated. And combined with the recent…MORE

Second all-female spacewalk briefly hampered by helmet issue

Second all-female spacewalk briefly hampered by helmet issue

The second spacewalk in history to be conducted entirely by female astronauts got underway at the International Space Station on Wednesday morning. NASA astronauts Jessica Meir and Christina Koch ventured out of the space station shortly before 7 a.m. Eastern Time for the first spacewalk of 2020. Their mission is to replace batteries on solar…MORE

The ingredients for life on Earth may have been delivered by comets, study says

The ingredients for life on Earth may have been delivered by comets, study says

Scientists know that the ingredients necessary to form life appeared on Earth early in its history, but they’re still trying to figure out exactly how that happened. A new study suggests that comets were the cosmic messengers depositing crucial elements like phosphorus on Earth billions of years ago. “Life appeared on Earth about 4 billion…MORE

What Trump really gets from his China deal

What Trump really gets from his China deal

The master of the art of the deal finally has a win to celebrate. He’ll pump it as one of history’s great breakthroughs — but in true Trumpian style, the trade pact the President is expected to sign today with China has more flash than substance. And as CNN’s Donna Borak reports, hardly anyone in…MORE

The Iraq War haunts the 2020 vote

The Iraq War haunts the 2020 vote

Incredibly, Americans will vote this year in the fifth straight presidential election haunted by the Iraq war — proof of the trauma seared on the nation’s psyche. At CNN’s Democratic debate last night in Iowa, candidates exhumed the decision to topple Saddam Hussein, prompted by fears Donald Trump could plunge the US into another Middle…MORE

The Democratic race for president is waking up

The Democratic race for president is waking up

The Democratic race for president started out woke — but it has often felt barely awake with its gang of 70-somethings and wonkish seminars about the intricacies of health care policy. Suddenly, that’s all changed. Just 20 days before the first nominating contest, the campaign of veteran leftie and heart attack survivor Bernie Sanders is…MORE

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