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Paleontologists Unearth Possible Pre-Human Fossils

Fossils discovered in East Africa suggest that Homo erectus, the species believed to be humans' direct ancestor, may have shared Earth with two genetically distinct but similar species. Some paleontologists believe that these species may be distant relatives to modern humans, while others need more evidence.
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Man On The Moon: Saving America's 'One Small Step'

Private space ventures and nations such as China are aiming to potentially leave their own prints in the moon's powdery soil. That's prompted some nervousness about keeping Neil Armstrong's iconic boot print and other artifacts left by U.S. Apollo astronauts safe and secure.
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Neil Armstrong 'Doing Great' After Heart Surgery

That's good news, tweets the second man on the moon — Buzz Aldrin — because he and Armstrong have "agreed to make it [to] the 50th Apollo Anniv in 2019."
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Olympic Bodies: They Just Don't Make Them Like They Used To

We've put together an infographic that explores how athletes' bodies have changed over the last century. Those physiques are shaped by years of training — and by the laws of physics.
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Building For Birds: Architects Aim For Safer Skies

The eye-catching, shiny buildings that line cityscapes can be deadly for birds. Architects are experimenting with new designs that preserve the beauty – while also preserving the birds.
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INFOGRAPHIC: Olympic Physics

Explore the physical laws that shape elite athletes, past and present.

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