DNA Reveals the Story of a Mysterious Group of Ancient Humans

DNA Reveals the Story of a Mysterious Group of Ancient Humans

Analysis of DNA extracted from an ancient finger bone points to the existence of a previously unknown type of ancient human that was genetically different from both Neanderthals and modern humans.

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Looking to the Past in Search of New Drugs

Looking to the Past in Search of New Drugs

Scientists have often looked to nature in the quest for new drugs to treat everything from cancer to infectious diseases. But archaeologist Patrick McGovern and an interdisciplinary group of researchers at the University of Pennsylvania are using a different approach: they’re looking to the past in search of new drugs.

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Solar Powered Hornets?

Solar Powered Hornets?

Researchers have recently discovered that the Oriental hornet may be capable of harvesting energy from sunlight.

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Daily Aspirin May Reduce Risk of Cancer Death

Daily Aspirin May Reduce Risk of Cancer Death

A new study suggests that aspirin taken over an extended time period reduces the risk of death from a variety of solid tumor cancers.

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Recipe: Cilantro-Lime Martini

Recipe: Cilantro-Lime Martini

For the adventurous, yet discriminating, cocktail drinker.

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New Views of Mars

New Views of Mars

NASA’s recent satellite images of Mars show a stark and fascinating landscape in unprecedented detail.

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