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Fossil footprints challenge established theories of human evolution

Newly discovered human-like footprints from Crete may put the established narrative of early human evolution to the test. The footprints are approximately 5.7 million years old and were made at a time when previous research puts our ancestors in Africa - with ape-like feet. |SOURCE| Ever since the discovery of fossils of Australopithecus in South [...] Read more

Electronic devices that can degrade and physically disappear on demand

A team of researchers from the U.S. and China has demonstrated electronic devices that can degrade and disappear on demand using nothing but moisture in the air. In their paper published on the open access site Science Advances, the team describes their devices and offers ideas on applications that could benefit from them. |SOURCE| Most people [...] Read more

Weird fish fossil changes the story of how we moved onto land

|SOURCE| The evolutionary story we have written to explain our ancestors’ move from sea to land may need a rethink. A fossil fish from this era has been discovered with several of the features of land animals – yet it was only distantly related to them. Roughly 360 million years ago, one group of lobe-finned fish began evolving into four-legged, [...] Read more

Supermassive black hole 26,000 light years from us proves Einstein right

The stars orbiting the black hole behave as predicted by the general theory of relativity. |SOURCE| Stars orbiting the supermassive black hole Sagittarius A*, 26,000 light years away from Earth, have helped confirm once more some of the predictions made by Albert Einstein in his famous theory of general relativity. Sagittarius A* lies at the [...] Read more

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