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45,000-Year-Old Bone Pinpoints Era of Human-Neanderthal Sex

news.nationalgeographic.com — Dan Vergano Published October 22, 2014 Unearthed by an ivory carver from a Siberian riverbank, a man's 45,000-year-old thigh bone reveals when people first mated with Neanderthals, an international genetics team reports Wednesday. The Ust'-Ishim man's thigh bone is the oldest human bone found so far outside of Africa and the Middle East, according to the report in the journal Nature .

Deinocheirus Exposed: Meet The Body Behind the Terrible Hand

phenomena.nationalgeographic.com — For 50 years, the dinosaur was just a pair of arms. But what arms! Each was eight feet (2.4 metres) long, and ended in three eight-inch (20-centimetre) claws. You can understand why the scientists who discovered this beast called it Deinocheirus mirificus, from the Greek for "terrible hand, which is unusual".
Oct 22, 2014

RT @wendyzuk: Brilliant. Scientists solve 50 year old dino puzzle - so discovering this awesome beasty phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2014/10/22/dei… pic.twitter.com/99uu6UjtQi

Oct 22, 2014

"Deinocheirus was much weirder than anyone imagined—like something out of a bad sci-fi movie.“ bit.ly/1ylIeHr pic.twitter.com/iZ7vmBsgnd

Oct 22, 2014

RT @edyong209: Meet Deinocheirus, a colossal, horse-faced, toothless, slow-moving, hump-backed, fan-tailed, giant-clawed dinosaur. phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2014/10/22/dei…

Oct 22, 2014

Re: Deinocheirus, it's nice to report stories where everyone I contact basically says, "YEAH! THIS IS GREAT!" phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2014/10/22/dei…

Oct 22, 2014

Meet Deinocheirus, a colossal, horse-faced, toothless, slow-moving, hump-backed, fan-tailed, giant-clawed dinosaur. phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2014/10/22/dei…

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Mountain Goats Are Shrinking-A Lot-Because of Global Warming

news.nationalgeographic.com — Brian Clark Howard Published October 22, 2014 Wild mountain goats in the Italian Alps have gotten significantly smaller over the past few decades in response to a warming climate, scientists reported Tuesday.

Mars Spacecraft Snag Comet Views

newswatch.nationalgeographic.com — Starry-eyed spacecraft on and around Mars have made history, capturing snapshots of a comet swinging close around the red planet. A rover image of the flyby is the first view of a comet taken from the surface of another world.