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Ethiopian highlands

Over millenia, humans have adapted to the high altitude of Ethiopia's highlands. Researchers have now pinpointed one adaptation — lower levels of cardiac signaling protein — that may make the high life possible.

Olive oil

TASTY  Fats like one found in olive oil don’t just please the palate; they fall under a taste category distinct from the five well-known ones, researchers argue.

golden wolf and jackal

SEEING DOUBLE  Although they look alike, the African golden wolf (left) should be considered a separate species from the Eurasian golden jackal (right), scientists argue.

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