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Putting on a brave face: ‘Denise’ offers us our first look at the long-lost Denisovan race (PHOTOS)

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The mystery surrounding the era of the Denisovans, the human race that went extinct about 50,000 years ago leaving almost no clue as to what they looked like, has finally been solved, with the face of a teenager named ‘Denise.’ Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem revealed Denise, a 13-year-old from Siberia, on Thursday. Read More

Special Report: The three young women racing to defuse a climate-change bomb

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OVER THE NORWEGIAN SEA, Norway(Reuters) – Banking hard over the whitecaps off the west coast of Norway, the jetliner flying Dominika Pasternak and her fellow scientists descends so sharply that it seems for a moment as if the crew is about to ditch them all in the drink. FILE PHOTO: Kathryn Bennett, a postgraduate student Read More

Why China believes the World needs the new Silk Road: Beijing’s ambitious mega-project explained

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China’s trillion-dollar “One Belt, One Road” initiative (BRI) is an attempt to revive the Silk Road, an ancient trade route that for hundreds of years connected the East and West during the days of the Roman Empire. The initiative, which was unveiled by Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013, envisages linking China with Africa, Asia, Read More

Heart of darkness: Black holes may hide pure dark energy cores that are expanding the universe

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Black holes could hide cores of pure dark energy which are quite literally pushing apart our universe at its very seams, according to an exciting new cosmological theory based on the work of two Russian physicists. University of Hawaii astrophysicist Kevin Croker and mathematician Joel Weiner examined some long-standing and far-reaching scientific theories about the Read More

New Bond film gives ancient Italian town £10m boost

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By Andy Hayes, news reporter An ancient Italian town is set to receive a £10m boost after James Bond’s vintage Aston Martin screeched around its narrow alleys for the next 007 movie. Matera, which was first settled in the 10th millennium BC, hosted Bond’s trademark silver DB5 as it took tight corners and careered down Read More

Mother Earth’s MeToo moment: English town joins campaign for ‘nature’s rights’

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FROME, England (Reuters) – Nobody knows exactly how ancient masons, wielding chisels made from deer antlers, managed to build Stonehenge, the standing circle that has enchanted southern England for thousands of years. FILE PHOTO: Activist, environmentalist, community leader and undertaker Peter McFadyen stands on the banks of the River Frome, in Frome, Britain, June 25, Read More

Freudian slip? Kiev is part of Russia… at least on Le Figaro’s world map

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One of France’s most-read papers has depicted Kiev as a Russian city during its filming of the landmark prisoner swap between Russia and Ukraine. Kiev was indeed a hub of Rus civilization… many centuries ago. Le Figaro, like most Western media outlets, has dispatched its reporters to cover the prisoners’ arrival at Kiev’s Boryspil airport Read More

Thirsting, ill and ablaze, Germany’s forests in critical state, minister says

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BERLIN (Reuters) – Forest fires, drought and insect infestations have left Germany’s forests in a critical state, agriculture minister Julia Kloeckner said after forest owners demanded 2.3 billion euros in emergency aid to tackle the crisis. Kloeckner was speaking on Thursday after talks to lay the ground for next month’s “forest summit” at which foresters Read More

Sheep reintroduced to London’s Hampstead Heath after 60 years

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FILE PHOTO: A woman jogs through morning fog in Hampstead Heath in London September 24, 2013. REUTERS/Neil Hall LONDON (Reuters) – Sheep have been reintroduced to London’s Hampstead Heath for the first time since the 1950s to test an environmentally friendly way of maintaining the area. Five sheep will be allowed to graze for a Read More

Kosmos boss looks to 1990s playbook in Africa oil hunt

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By Paul Burkhardt on 8/27/2019 JOHANNESBURG (Bloomberg) –Tracey Henderson is returning to the corner of Africa where two decades ago she started to make her name in the oil world. She worked in Equatorial Guinea as a young geophysicist in the 1990s, building experience in the country as she sought to unlock oil and gas Read More