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Scientists discover oldest known modern human fossil outside Africa

If the species originated in sub-Saharan Africa around 200,000 years ago as was thought, the bone-dry Sahara Desert could have been a formidable barrier to migration out of the motherland. Separate examinations, carried out in three different laboratories show that the fossils are 177,000-194,000 years old. Scientists believe an ancient human jawbone found in Israel belonged to a Homo sapien .

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Swatting mosquitoes teaches them to leave you alone

In a new study published in their journal Current Biology on January 25, researchers showed that mosquitoes can learn and remember the smells of their hosts, allowing these pesky pests to develop preference for certain individuals. A mosquito flies on the end of a tether during an experiment to study responses to a swat-like shock. Here, we show that olfactory learning may contribute to Aedes aegypti mosquito biting preferences and host shifts.

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Rising homelessness figures prompt 'crisis' warning from Christian charity

Local authorities recorded 4,751 people bedded down outside in a single night in autumn, marking a 15 per cent increase on the figure for 2016, according to the latest government figures. Any strategy to address rough sleeping must address these principles and sit alongside good quality short term emergency accommodation and prevention services.

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Casinos and resorts mogul Steve Wynn accused of sexual misconduct, report says

The conduct of Elaine during the course of the pending lawsuits has been shocking and deeply disturbing to me personally and as the CEO of Wynn Resorts. The Journal reported that former employees claim that some of them would hide in bathrooms or back rooms to avoid Wynn when he was spending time at his casino.

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Owner using human hair dye to colour dog purple nearly kills her

Officials at a Florida animal shelter are warning pet owners not to use human hair dye on pets after spending months caring for a small dog that was dyed purple by her former owner and then abandoned. Our pets are handsome just the way they are - and frankly, if you think otherwise, you might want to reconsider taking the responsibility of caring for an animal.

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Patriots invite fans to Super Bowl send-off rally at Gillette Stadium

Even levelheaded folks were more than a little anxious after a 2-2 start when the 2017 Patriots were projected to go undefeated. With two similarly-matched teams, look for the first mistake to swing the momentum. Pass rusher is shored up now with Van Noy healthy and veteran James Harrison being added prior to the final game. An inconsistent receiving corps? Miscommunication? An occasionally disappearing rushing attack? Last week against the NFL's best statistical defense, the Minnesota ...