Before all the science stories of 2020 begin to roll, let’s take a moment to acknowledge some of the big science stories from last year that humanity can now build on in the new year. What were the big science stories of 2019?
How do you determine whether to conserve, preserve or restore a historical object? First you have to know the difference in those terms.
They say “home is where the heart is,” or “you can never go home,” or “ET Phone home.” There are so many commonly used home-related phrases out there. Clearly we care a lot about what is home to us. Researchers just announced that they have identified the region from which all of our modern human ancestors arose. Where exactly did we come from?
Let’s talk about fungus folks! We're not talking about some fungus that popped up after a rain - we're talking about some really, really old fungus fossil remains. This brings up the next big thought - why does old fungi matter?
Over centuries, thanks to advances in science and technology, we have been piecing together the story of our own human evolution. The twists and turns in the story of our origins have made headlines for quite a while now, but when brand new technology is involved, the discoveries become even more remarkable! How is AI discovering extinct human relatives?