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Omo I skull

ADAM OR EVE  The new miniseries First Peoples tells the story of how humans emerged in Africa and went on to colonize the rest of the world. Found in Ethiopia, this roughly 195,000-year-old skull known as Omo I is the oldest known Homo sapiens fossil.

paper nautilus

In the early 1800s, cephalopod researcher Jeanne Villepreux-Power showed that the paper nautilus (Argonauta argo) creates its own shell. Much of Villepreux-Power’s work was lost in a shipwreck.

dark chocolate

A study suggesting that dark chocolate could aid weight loss turned out to be a contrived attempt to bait the media into covering a poorly done nutrition study. 

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