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  1. An illustration of an adult ancient bison and calf attempting to escape a fire while other bison are seen running in the background.

    Around 13,000 years ago, humans and fire changed LA’s ecosystem forever

    Rapid drying combined with human-made fires changed Southern California forever, killing off ancient bison, dire wolves and five other megafauna species there.

  2. a photo of human footprints in rock

    50 years ago, scientists debated when humans first set foot in North America

    In 1973, archaeologists debated when people first arrived in the Americas. Mounting evidence suggests its much earlier than they thought.

  3. A photo of a large boab tree in the center with several smaller trees spread out around it

    Carvings on Australia’s boab trees reveal a generation’s lost history

    Archaeologists and an Aboriginal family are working together to rediscover a First Nations group’s lost connections to the land.

  4. dromedary camels eating trash

    Plastic waste forms huge, deadly masses in camel guts

    Eating plastic isn’t just a sea animal problem. Researchers found suitcase-sized masses of plastic in dromedaries’ guts in the United Arab Emirates.

  5. A monkey munches on a banana

    Mary Roach’s new book ‘Fuzz’ explores the ‘criminal’ lives of animals

    In “Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law,” author Mary Roach profiles mugging monkeys, thieving bears and other animal outlaws.

  6. Ancient human footprints from the Arabian Peninsula

    Seven footprints may be the oldest evidence of humans on the Arabian Peninsula

    In what’s now desert, people and other animals stopped to drink at a lake more than 100,000 years ago, a new study suggests.

  7. person holding bird with mask caught on its wing

    Discarded COVID-19 PPE such as masks can be deadly to wildlife

    From entanglements to ingestion, two biologists are documenting the impact of single-use masks and gloves on animals around the world.

  8. illustration of a clovis hunter aiming a spear at a mammoth

    Clovis hunters’ reputation as mammoth killers takes a hit

    Early Americans’ stone points were best suited to butchering the huge beasts’ carcasses, scientists contend.

  9. image of the exterior of the Wuhan Institute of Virology
    Health & Medicine

    Here are answers to 3 persistent questions about the coronavirus’s origins

    Calls to double down on investigations into where SARS-CoV-2 came from — nature or a lab accident — are rising as answers remain scarce.

  10. Microscopic springtail

    Earthy funk lures tiny creatures to eat and spread bacterial spores

    Genes that cue spore growth also kick up a scent that draws in springtails.

  11. ancient North American and South American animals

    Why South America’s ancient mammals may have lost out to northern counterparts

    When North and South America joined millions of years ago, mammals from the north fared better in the meetup. Extinctions in the south may be why.

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