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Neanderthals were painting caves in Europe long before modern humans, study finds

Neanderthals were painting caves in Europe long before modern humans, study finds

Whether Neanderthals thought symbolically and had an artistic sensibility has been a question that has vexed experts in human evolution. But evidence is mounting that our Stone Age cousins were our cognitive equals and created forms of art in Europe long before Homo sapiens were on the scene. A new study of a rock feature…MORE

Light detected behind a black hole for the first time
Dan Wilkins

Light detected behind a black hole for the first time

It’s a light show in space unlike any other. For the first time, scientists have detected light from behind a black hole, and it fulfills a prediction rooted in Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity. Stanford University astrophysicist Dan Wilkins and his colleagues observed X-rays that were released by a supermassive black hole located at…MORE

The latest on the Tokyo Olympics

The latest on the Tokyo Olympics

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‘The animals are on fire,’ say devastated farmers as wildfires sweep Turkey
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‘The animals are on fire,’ say devastated farmers as wildfires sweep Turkey

In the small village of Kacarlar, on Turkey’s southern coast, farmers are facing apocalyptic scenes as wildfires continue to sweep the country. “The animals are on fire,” 56-year-old resident, Muzeyyan Kacar, told CNN. “Everything is going to burn. Our land, our animals and our house. What else do we have anyway?” At least six people…MORE

Massive comet discovery dwarfs all others
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Massive comet discovery dwarfs all others

Messengers from the past are all around us. In our solar system, comets are the icy leftovers from when the sun and planets formed. They hold the mysteries of that primordial soup. The murky beginning of life on Earth is thought to be trapped within the deepest, oldest rocks, but scientists wonder whether everything made…MORE

Blue Origin protest of NASA’s SpaceX moon contract denied
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Blue Origin protest of NASA’s SpaceX moon contract denied

When NASA returns humans to the moon, SpaceX will build the vehicle to land the first woman and next man on the lunar surface. The US Government Accountability Office denied protests that were filed by Blue Origin and Dynetics on Friday. The protests were filed by the companies in April after NASA selected SpaceX and…MORE

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