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First Humans Arrived in North America 116,000 Years Earlier than Thought: Evidence from Cerutti Mastodon Site

Researchers digging at the Cerutti Mastodon site, an archaeological site from the early late Pleistocene epoch near San Diego, California, found animal remains and stone tools that show the first humans were living in North America much earlier than previously thought. |SOURCE| The Cerutti Mastodon site was discovered by San Diego Natural History [...] Read more

New printer creates color by shaping nanostructures

Laser morphs tiny germanium pillars to generate shades that won’t fade |SOURCE| Carving nanostructures with a laser creates long-lasting colors. Researchers developed the new printing technique as an alternative to ink-based printing, in which colors fade with time. Aside from eternally vibrant art, the technique could lead to new types of color [...] Read more

MIT researchers create a robot that can 3-D-print a building in hours

|SOURCE| The future of construction just got a little bit more real. Researchers at MIT have created a mobile robot that can 3-D-print an entire building in a matter of hours — a technology that could be used in disaster zones, on inhospitable planets or even in our proverbial backyards. Though the platform described in the journal Science [...] Read more

Study Finds Bonobos May Be Better Representation of the Last Common Ancestor with Humans than Common Chimpanzees

|SOURCE| A new study examining the muscular system of bonobos provides firsthand evidence that the rare great ape species may be more closely linked, anatomically, to human ancestors than common chimpanzees. Previous research suggested this theory at the molecular level, but this is the first study to compare in detail the anatomy of the three [...] Read more

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