South African Human Fossils More Than a Million Years Older Than Previously Thought

South African Human Fossils More Than a Million Years Older Than Previously Thought

Fossils of early human ancestors that were found in a cave in South Africa are now thought to be a million years older than originally estimated, thus shaking the current scientific understanding of human evolution and its origins. Fossils from the Sterkfontein Cave, belonging to the genus Australopithecus, were initially thought to have been from … Read more

South Korea to Survey Post-COVID Conditions as Traditional Eastern Medicines Attract Interest

South Korea to Survey Post-COVID Conditions as Traditional Eastern Medicines Attract Interest

It’s been more than two years since the novel coronavirus—the pathogen that causes COVID-19—broke out in China and went on to leave a sick and deadly trail around the world. Even as people continue to be infected by emerging variants, scientists from multiple countries have begun investigating post-COVID conditions and possible remedies. While South Korea … Read more

A Photographer’s Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience of Working With Uldrik .457

A Photographer’s Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience of Working With Uldrik .457

An equine photographer recalls the day she spent with the Friesian stallion of her dreams, and the magical ripple effect his images are having on the world. Born and raised in Hastings, Michigan, photographer Lori Ann Thwing, 52, currently lives in nearby Howard City. She was the last to photograph the legendary stallion Uldrik 457 … Read more

Biden Administration Proposes Title IX Overhaul, Conflates Biological Sex With Gender Identity

Biden Administration Proposes Title IX Overhaul, Conflates Biological Sex With Gender Identity

The US Department of Education has proposed an overhaul of anti-sex-discrimination rules, reinterpreting the term “sex” as something that doesn’t have to have a biological basis. The proposal is announced on the 50th anniversary of Title IX, the federal law that prohibits “sex-based discrimination” in federally funded educational settings. It broadens the definition of “sex” … Read more

Study Reveals How COVID-19 Changed Australia’s Seasonal Virus Genetic Landscape

Study Reveals How COVID-19 Changed Australia’s Seasonal Virus Genetic Landscape

Australian researchers are warning the country could face unexpected surges in early minor seasonal viruses after a new study revealed that COVID-19 safety measures such as lockdowns have caused Australia’s seasonal virus landscape to change, with strains of some viruses dying out and new ones emerging. Researchers from the University of Sydney Season The first … Read more