Humans Competed with Fierce Animals for the Denisova Cave
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Humans Competed with Fierce Animals for the Denisova Cave

Fossil animal droppings, charcoal from ancient fires and bone fragments litter the ground of one of the world’s most important human evolution sites, new research reveals. The latest evidence from southern Siberia shows that large cave-dwelling carnivores once dominated the landscape, competing for more than 300,000 years with ancient tribes for prime space in cave…

Thousands of meltwater lakes mapped on the east Antarctic ice sheet
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Thousands of meltwater lakes mapped on the east Antarctic ice sheet

Meltwater on the ice shelf next to McMurdo Station. Credit: Nicholas Bayou, UNAVCO. The number of meltwater lakes on the surface of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet is more significant than previously thought, according to new research. A study led by Durham University, UK, discovered more than 65,000 supraglacial lakes using high-resolution satellite imagery covering…

Gagarin’s Start now Soyuz-FG’s End as shutters pulled on historic launchpad
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Gagarin’s Start now Soyuz-FG’s End as shutters pulled on historic launchpad

Will the last cosmonaut to launch please turn out the lights Soyuz TMA-04M launch from Gagarin’s Start, Baikonur, 2012 (Nostalgia for Infinity / Shutterstock) Russia bade farewell to the old “Gagarin’s Start” yesterday as the last Soyuz-FG to be launched from the pad at Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan headed to the International Space Station (ISS).…

Macaroni and cheese is boldly going where no man, woman or child has gone before
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Macaroni and cheese is boldly going where no man, woman or child has gone before

Photo: bhofack2 (iStock)In a gigantic leap for mankind, we are one step closer to having macaroni and cheese on the moon.Scientists at Washington State University announced that they have developed a way to triple the shelf life of packaged foods, using ready-to-eat macaroni and cheese as the basis of their experiment. Currently, food-safe plastic packaging…