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First glimpse at what ancient Denisovans may have looked like using DNA data

First glimpse at what ancient Denisovans may have looked like using DNA data

If you could travel back in time 100,000 years, you would find yourself living among multiple groups of humans, including anatomically modern humans, Neanderthals, and Denisovans. But exactly what our mysterious Denisovan relatives might have looked like had been anyone’s guess for …Continue reading

His tiny robots can be programmed to treat infection

Jnxing Lii 32 Stanford University Country of birth: China Jinxing Li pioneered the use of tiny robots—just a few micrometers across—to treat disease in a living animal. Li designed rocket-like micromotors that run on gut fluids in a living animal and biodegrade …Continue reading

Scientists detect a ‘ringing’ black hole

For the first time, astrophysicists have heard a black hole ringing like a bell. By reanalyzing the first black hole merger ever detected, the astrophysicists measured the gravitational wave ‘tones’ emitted following the event. The breakthrough comes 10 years earlier than expected …Continue reading

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