Category: History

Deep Learning Finds a New Human Ancestor

Deep Learning Finds a New Human Ancestor

Researchers combined statistical methods with deep learning algorithms to find an unknown human ancestor. Investigators from the Institute of Evolutionary Biology (IBE), the Institute of Genomics at the University of Tartu, and the Center for Genomic Regulation (CRG) found the footprint of a new human ancestor. The computational analysis of the DNA revealed that the…

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Detective Mission will help Researchers to Trace the History of a New African Meteorite

Detective Mission will help Researchers to Trace the History of a New African Meteorite

Benenitra received debris from an ancient meteorite, which is now named after the town. On 27 July 2018, debris from a meteorite landed in and around the small remote town of Benenitra in southwestern Madagascar, shortly before a lunar eclipse. This prompted researchers from Wits and colleagues from the University of Antananarivo in Madagascar to…

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A 400-years-old Letter Reveals how Galileo wanted to Fool the Inquisition

A 400-years-old Letter Reveals how Galileo wanted to Fool the Inquisition

Galileo changed his original letter to make it less inflammatory but it was a bit too late. Galileo Galilei was an Italian polymath who revolutionized the world of Mathematics, Engineering, Astronomy, Physics, and Philosophy. His achievements earned him the titles of the ‘Father of Modern Physics’, the ‘Father of Observational Astronomy’, and the ‘Father of…

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Paleontologists found that the Earliest Predators on Earth had Self-repairing Teeth

Paleontologists found that the Earliest Predators on Earth had Self-repairing Teeth

Scientists discover that the teeth of the pre-historic sea hunters could repair themselves on their own. The scientific study of life that existed prior to, and sometimes including, the start of the Holocene Epoch falls under the scope of Paleontology. The fact that it includes the study of fossils to determine the evolution of organisms,…

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Scientists Discover Something Amazing about the Brain Evolution of Mammals

Scientists Discover Something Amazing about the Brain Evolution of Mammals

A study at the University of Texas reveals that the mammals traded their reproduction capabilities in order to have a bigger brain. Fossils are extremely vital when it comes to revealing the secrets of the past. They guide the paleontologists of our age about the happenings that took place millions of years ago. Consequently, it…

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Researchers have discovered the Oldest Human Fossil from Western Europe

Researchers have discovered the Oldest Human Fossil from Western Europe

Paleontologists have discovered oldest human fossils of Homo Antecessor that could be a million years old. Fossils carry immense significance as they reveal the secrets of the past. The study of fossils is known as Paleontology. It involves information about the age and the method of formation of the fossil. Some common examples of fossils…

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