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  1. Archaeology

    South Asian toolmaking withstood the biggest volcanic blast in 2 million years

    Toolmakers continued to strike sharp-edged flakes as usual after a volcano’s colossal eruption around 74,000 years ago on what’s now Sumatra Island.

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  2. COVID-19
    Health & Medicine

    To tackle the new coronavirus, scientists are accelerating the vaccine process

    Scientists are turning to nontraditional approaches to create vaccines and therapeutics that target the novel coronavirus.

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  3. bag of methamphetamines
    Health & Medicine

    U.S. drug deaths dipped in 2018, but cocaine and meth overdoses rose

    In 2018, the rates of drug overdose deaths for methamphetamine and cocaine surpassed that of prescription opioids.

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  4. Homo erectus skull
    Humans

    The earliest known hominid interbreeding occurred 700,000 years ago

    The migration of Neandertal-Denisovan ancestors to Eurasia some 700,000 years ago heralded hookups with a resident hominid population.

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  5. Nebelivka site
    Archaeology

    Ancient ‘megasites’ may reshape the history of the first cities

    At least two ancient paths to urban development existed, some archaeologists argue.

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  6. Neandertal fossils in Shanidar Cave
    Archaeology

    New cave fossils have revived the debate over Neandertal burials

    Part of a Neandertal’s skeleton was found in a hole dug in the same cave in Iraqi Kurdistan where the “flower burial” was found in 1960.

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  7. Coronavirus illustration
    Health & Medicine

    Very few infants seem to be getting sick with the new coronavirus

    Scientists tracking how the outbreak of a novel coronavirus is affecting young children and newborns haven’t seen many cases.

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  8. Brazil soldiers meet plane of people from Wuhan, China
    Health & Medicine

    Coronavirus’s genetic fingerprints are used to rapidly map its spread

    Fast and widespread scientific data sharing and genetic testing have created a picture of how the new coronavirus spreads.

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  9. Mende people in Sierra Leone
    Humans

    Some West Africans may have genes from an ancient ‘ghost’ hominid

    A humanlike population undiscovered in fossils may have passed helpful DNA on to human ancestors in West Africa starting as early as 124,000 years ago.

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