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Life on Mars would have gone extinct more than 1.3 billion years ago, study finds

Life on Mars would have gone extinct more than 1.3 billion years ago, study finds

Since the dawn of astronomy, humans have been obsessed with the question as to whether there is life elsewhere in the universe. Indeed, much of the scientific focus on Mars is devoted to answering this question, as there are hints that the red planet may have had microbial life in its youth.  But you don’t …

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150,000-Year-Old Human Tooth Is Rare Evidence of the Extinct Denisovans

150,000-Year-Old Human Tooth Is Rare Evidence of the Extinct Denisovans

The suspected Denisovan molar. Photo: F. Demeter et al., 2022 Paleontologists in Laos have uncovered an ancient molar that likely belonged to a young Denisovan girl. The discovery is a big deal, as the Laotian cave in which the molar was found is now one of only three spots known to host these enigmatic humans. …

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Homo floresiensis

Mysterious ‘hobbit’ human species ‘might not be extinct as thought’ says expert

Sightings of an ‘ape-man’ in Indonesia could be proof the Homo floresiensis species, believed to be long extinct, is still alive today, one anthropologist has argued. But other experts are skeptical. A digital recreation of the Homo Floresiensis species, which has been nicknamed the ‘hobbit’ ( Image: Stuart Hay / SWNS.com) An early human species …

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