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June 16, 2016
Student research settles 'superpower showdown'
Leicester, UK (SPX) Jun 14, 2016
Students at the University of Leicester have been using simple calculations to explain the feasibility of the powers behind of some of the most prominent comic book superheroes known around the world. In the process, to coincide with Superman Day on Sunday June 12, 2016, they have suggested that the best-equipped superhero of all could be DC's Superman, followed closely by Marvel's Wolverine, Mystique and Thor, based on their special powers. In a series of papers published between 2009-2016 ... read more

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Study: Grasslands served as setting for early human evolution
New geologic evidence supports the theory that the transition from forest to grassland encouraged key adaptations during early human evolution. ... more
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Yale researchers map 6,000 years of urban settlements
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US obesity epidemic grows in all ages
The US obesity epidemic has worsened across the board to include 40 percent of women, 35 percent of men and 17 percent of children and teens, studies released Tuesday found. ... more
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Research proves Aboriginal Australians were first inhabitants
Griffith University researchers have found evidence that demonstrates Aboriginal people were the first to inhabit Australia, as reported in the prestigious Proceedings of the National Academy of Sci ... more
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Early farmers from across Europe were direct descendants of Aegeans
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New support for human evolution in grasslands
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Lucy had neighbors: A review of African fossils
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Inbred Neanderthals left humans a genetic burden
The Neanderthal genome included harmful mutations that made the hominids around 40% less reproductively fit than modern humans, according to estimates published in the latest issue of the journal GE ... more
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Dogs were domesticated not once, but twice
The question, 'Where do domestic dogs come from?', has vexed scholars for a very long time. Some argue that humans first domesticated wolves in Europe, while others claim this happened in Central As ... more
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Study: Neanderthals occupied caves earlier than thought
Neanderthals were venturing deep into caves and building fires in them much earlier than previously thought, according to a new study in France. ... more
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Space-age exploration for pre-historic bones
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Remains of rice and mung beans help solve a Madagascan mystery
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Archaeologists say they've discovered Aristotle's tomb
For 20 years, scientists have been excavating the archaeological site of Stagira in northern Greece. On Thursday, they announced their most significant discovery yet: the tomb of Aristotle. ... more
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French cave sheds new light on the Neanderthals
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Ancient Chinese pottery reveals 5,000-yr-old beer brew
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New evidence that humans settled in southeastern US far earlier than previously believed
The discovery of stone tools found in a Florida river show that humans settled the southeastern United States far earlier than previously believed - perhaps by as much as 1,500 years, according to a ... more
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Climate change may have contributed to extinction of Neanderthals
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Drawing the genetic history of Ice Age Eurasian populations
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