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Baboon grunts may hold secrets to ancient human speech
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Baboon grunts may hold secrets to ancient human speech

January 12th, 2017 | by Contributor
PARIS — Baboon grunts and mating calls may hold secrets about human speech, according to a new study suggesting that the origins of human language could reach back as much as 25 million years. The barks, yacks and wa-hoos...
The moon might be much older than scientists suspected
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The moon might be much older than scientists suspected

January 12th, 2017 | by Contributor
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — It turns out the moon is older than many scientists suspected: a ripe 4.51 billion years old. That’s the newest estimate, thanks to rocks and soil collected by the Apollo 14 moonwalkers in 1971....
Facebook’s “journalism project” seeks to strengthen online news
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Facebook’s “journalism project” seeks to strengthen online news

January 12th, 2017 | by Contributor
Facebook is taking more responsibility over its role in the media industry. The social network on Wednesday announced a new initiative called the Journalism Project, which seeks to put Facebook on steadier footing with the news...
Zero-emission boat prepared for round-the-world Odyssey
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Zero-emission boat prepared for round-the-world Odyssey

January 12th, 2017 | by Contributor
PARIS — The first self-sufficient boat powered only by emission-free energy will start a six-year trip around the world in the spring. Energy Observer, a former multi-hull race boat converted into a green vessel equipped...
Culture etched in our DNA more than previously known
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Culture etched in our DNA more than previously known

January 11th, 2017 | by Contributor
Common ancestry, common culture, common environment — all these factors contribute to the genomes of individuals of the same ethnic groups.  Now, for the first time, researchers say they have quantified the non-genetic...
Flint’s water system is improving, EPA says
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Flint’s water system is improving, EPA says

January 11th, 2017 | by Contributor
FLINT, Mich. — A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency official says Flint’s water system is improving amid efforts to address the city’s lead-tainted water crisis. Play Video CBS This Morning City officials...