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Egyptian portraits

ANCIENT FACEOFF  Digital analyses of Egyptian portraits dating to more than 2,000 years ago indicate that the same person created all three artworks. Many pigments in the paintings probably came from ancient Greece, which influenced Egyptians’ turn to a modern style of portrait painting.

The Earth isn’t flat. But repeating the myth “the Earth is flat” might actually make people slightly more likely to believe it. 

KISSING ANCIENT COUSINS  Interbreeding between Neandertals and early modern humans has left a genetic mark on non-Africans that may affect their health.

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