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Neanderthal ancestors were mostly right-handed

Humanity's right-hand dominance might be more than 500,000 years old, new research indicates. The trait of right-handedness is commonly believed to be a sign of the development of another uniquely human trait — language.

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    Experts have provided the grisly goods to back up 17th-century accounts of cannibalism during the Jamestown colony's "starving time" — including a skull that shows signs of being chopped at and pried apart. "Our team has discovered partial human remains before, but the location of the discovery, visible damage to the skull and marks on the bones immediately made us realize this finding was unusual," Bill Kelso, chief archaeologist of the Jamestown Rediscovery Project in Virginia, said in a news release issued Wednesday. More
  • Russia charging NASA $70 million per rocket seat
    NASA is blaming Congress for the need to pay $424 million more to Russia to get U.S. astronauts into space. More
  • One flight closer to space tourism
    Virgin Galactic is one flight closer to becoming a commercial "spaceline." The company's passenger spacecraft, SpaceShipTwo, completed its first rocket-powered flight Monday morning above the Mojave Desert in California. More
  • U.S. plans to drop gray wolves from endangered list
    The planned ruling would eliminate protection for the top predators, but scientists and conservationists say the proposal is flawed. Federal authorities intend to remove endangered species protections for all gray wolves in the Lower 48 states, carving out an a exception for a small pocket of about 75 Mexican wolves in the wild in Arizona and New Mexico, according to a draft document obtained by The Times. More
  • New calls to rename Higgs boson
    One of the scientists who developed the theory of the Higgs boson says the particle should be renamed to acknowledge the contributions of others involved in the work. More
  • ‘It’s on us.’ 22 rabbi-allies weigh in on the role of Jews in the George Floyd protests
    The country has been reeling since the murder of George Floyd in police custody nearly two weeks ago. Citizens have taken to the streets in protest and come up against heavily armed police. Dozens of ...
    06/6/2020 - 3:25 pm | View Link
  • Tucson through a crystal ball: our city after coronavirus
    What lies ahead as Tucson's economy emerges from state-ordered COVID-19 closures? Here's what you need to know about shopping, eating out, events, sports, school, entertainment, senior care and more.
    06/6/2020 - 3:12 pm | View Link
  • Live updates: Thousands gather across D.C. to protest death of George Floyd; mayor celebrates pushing ‘the Army away from our city’
    The ninth day of massive protests in the District saw numerous demonstrations across the city — including along the U Street corridor, the Lincoln Memorial, Freedom Plaza and Capitol Hill — over the ...
    06/6/2020 - 2:05 pm | View Link
  • Sheriff at George Floyd memorial says ‘we are the part of the problem’
    Thousands of protesters are pouring onto the streets of dozens of American cities Saturday as George Floyd’s life is celebrated at an intimate memorial service in North Carolina.
    06/6/2020 - 11:51 am | View Link
  • Is the Black Lives Matter movement finally changing America’s legacy of racism?
    The Minnesota state capitol has a number of boasts. The current structure contains the second largest self-supported marble dome in the world, bettered only by St Peter’s in the Vatican. The building ...
    06/5/2020 - 9:09 am | View Link
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