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March 21, 2013
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Skulls of early humans carry telltale signs of inbreeding
St. Louis MO (SPX) Mar 21, 2013
Buried for 100,000 years at Xujiayao in the Nihewan Basin of northern China, the recovered skull pieces of an early human exhibit a now-rare congenital deformation that indicates inbreeding might well have been common among our ancestors, new research from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Washington University in St. Louis suggests. The skull, known as Xujiayao 11, has an unusual perforation through the top of the brain case - an enlarged parietal foramen (EPF) or "hole in the skull" - that is ... read more
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Where, oh where, has the road kill gone?
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INTERN DAILY

IUPUI Stem Cell Research Could Expand Clinical Use of Regenerative Human Cells
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Risk management in fish: how cichlids prevent their young from being eaten
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WATER WORLD

Lockheed Martin Moves Closer to Affordable Water Desalination
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WATER WORLD

Researchers Devise Hidden Dune Filters To Treat Coastal Stormwater Runoff
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EARLY EARTH

An oxygen-poor 'boring' ocean challenged evolution of early life
A research team led by biogeochemists at the University of California, Riverside has filled in a billion-year gap in our understanding of conditions in the early ocean during a critical time in the ... more
ABOUT US

Origins of human teamwork found in chimpanzees
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FARM NEWS

UEA research reveals catastrophic loss of Cambodia's tropical flooded grasslands
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ICE WORLD

Antarctica's first whale skeleton found with 9 new deep-sea species
Marine biologists have, for the first time, found a whale skeleton on the ocean floor near Antarctica, giving new insights into life in the sea depths. The discovery was made almost a mile below the ... more
TECTONICS

'Lubricant' said helping tectonic movement
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Study: Farming by man was long in coming
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WOOD PILE

Disney invests in Peru to prevent deforestation
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Seven rare Komodo dragons hatch in Indonesia
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FROTH AND BUBBLE

Hong Kong light pollution 'one of world's worst'
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WATER WORLD

Great white sharks bite off far more than believed: study
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WATER WORLD

Globe's giant squids may be single species
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Neanderthal genome sequenced
Scientists in Germany completing the genome sequence of a Neanderthal say they're making the entire sequence available to the scientific community for research. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Brazil landslides claim at least 27 lives
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CLIMATE SCIENCE

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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

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