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New Fossil Reveals When Homo Sapiens Migrated Out of Africa

When did our predecessors, Homo sapiens, actually explore the grasslands of Saudi Arabia? According to a new find, they may have stumbled into this area a lot sooner than we originally thought. But let’s back up for a moment. It’s important to recognize that our species first appeared in Africa about 300,000 years ago (Dunham, …

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Don’t Feed the Birds: Storks Now Opting Out of Migration in Favor of Landfills

European storks are known for migrating during the year, but new research shows that Portugal and Spain’s storks are starting to stick around — for the sake of trash. A study published in BioMed Central showed that the birds are learning to feed off of the waste in landfills. In turn, they’re opting out of …

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