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Human Sciences

DNA helps to track Native American history

It all began with a tiny, brave band of people who strode across the land bridge connecting Asia to Alaska and into the unknown. Within a few millennia they would conquer the Americas, laying the groundwork for civilizations as varied as any in the world — the prehistoric creators of Clovis points;...

Date: 04/10/2016 | Nation & World


‘Wing-nut curiosity’

Author Mary Roach brings her science humor to Everett

Date: 04/06/2016 | Julie Muhlstein


The surprising thing ancient mummies tell us about what to eat

On a foggy day in August 1936, an anthropologist and his crew set sail for Kagamil Island, a small volcanic speck of hot springs and cliffs in the Bering Sea. A person identified as “Brown Bear” had told them of a cave full of mummies and other human remains. Shortly after landing, they found the...

Date: 02/06/2016 | Nation & World


Bones in South African cave reveal new human relative

MAGALIESBURG, South Africa — Scientists say they’ve discovered a new member of the human family tree, revealed by a huge trove of bones in a barely accessible, pitch-dark chamber of a cave in South Africa.

Date: 09/10/2015 | Nation & World


Bones in South African cave reveal new human relative

MAGALIESBURG, South Africa — Scientists say they’ve discovered a new member of the human family tree, revealed by a huge trove of bones in a barely accessible, pitch-dark chamber of a cave in South Africa.

Date: 09/10/2015 | Nation & World


“Crumb rubber” proposed for use in sports fields raises worries

EDMONDS — A nonprofit that contributed $2.5 million to build new sports fields at the former Woodway High School plans to explore possible health issues related to material used in the artificial turf.The Verdant Health...

Date: 05/09/2015 | Local News




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