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Neanderthals walked upright just like the humans of today

Posted: 25 Feb 2019 02:02 PM PST

Neanderthals are often depicted as having straight spines and poor posture. However, these prehistoric humans were more similar to us than many assume. Researchers have shown that Neanderthals walked upright just like modern humans — thanks to a virtual reconstruction of the pelvis and spine of a very well-preserved Neanderthal skeleton found in France.


New NASA mission could find more than 1,000 planets

Posted: 25 Feb 2019 10:37 AM PST

A NASA telescope that will give humans the largest, deepest, clearest picture of the universe since the Hubble Space Telescope could find as many as 1,400 new planets outside Earth’s solar system, new research suggests.


Continued sea-level rise on East and Gulf coasts detailed

Posted: 25 Feb 2019 09:35 AM PST

Interactive plots provide annual sea-level projections to 2050 for 32 localities along the US coastline from Maine to Alaska.


Ancient rocks provide clues to Earth’s early history

Posted: 25 Feb 2019 08:23 AM PST

A research team has provided compelling evidence for significant ocean oxygenation before the GOE, on a larger scale and to greater depths than previously recognized.


Old stars live longer than we thought

Posted: 25 Feb 2019 08:23 AM PST

The type of stars we refer to, which cannot be seen by the naked eye, officially up to now the objects which have suffered the greatest loss of mass. But the spiral structures detected by an international team show that this is not the case.


New chimpanzee culture discovered

Posted: 25 Feb 2019 07:07 AM PST

Different cultures, different habits and different behavioral patterns — this applies not only to humans but also to chimpanzees, one of our two closest living relatives. A team of researchers now describes a new ‘behavioral realm’ of the Eastern chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii) of the Bili-Uéré region in Northern DR Congo, based on the results of a 12-year study.


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