Science

The final days of the woolly mammoth explored

Large populations of woolly mammoths wandered freely across North America and Siberia 45,000 years ago. However, 10,000 years ago, due to a warming climate and human hunting, mammoth populations dwindled to small colonies scattered on Arctic islands...

Do indigenous groups need rules for researchers?

The San people are one of the most studied indigenous groups on earth. Their click languages and hunter-gatherer lifestyles have fascinated researchers for decades. Now, the !Xun, Khwe, and !Khomani group leaders, who represent around 8,000 people...

Scientists discover the root cause of baldness

A new study, based on genetic material from over 52,000 men, and in fact the largest ever to look at male hair loss, has found nearly 300 genes that contribute to the well known condition. Prior to this, only a few genes relevant to male pattern...

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