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How Hunting Made Us Human

For decades anthropologists have debated when and how our ancestors became skilled hunters. Recent discoveries have yielded surprising new insights

By Kate Wong

Robots Explore the World’s Deepest Ocean Trenches

High-tech submersibles are poised to systematically explore the ocean's deepest trenches, answering long-standing questions about exotic creatures, the source of tsunamis and the origin of life on Earth...

By Mark Schrope

Genetic Maps of the Brain Lead to Surprises

The first detailed maps of what our genes are doing inside our brains show how very different we are from mice and challenge a long-held theory of how our gray matter works

By Ed Lein and Mike Hawrylycz


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