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A 6,000-year-old fruit fly gave the world modern cheeses and yogurts

A 6,000-year-old fruit fly gave the world modern cheeses and yogurts He died so that we might eat cheese. Vasekk/Shutterstock Historians often trace the dawn of human civilisation back 10,000 years, when Neolithic tribes first settled and began farming in the Fertile Crescent, which stretches through much of what we now call the Middle East. Prehistoric peoples domesticated plants to create the cereal crops we still grow today, and in…

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Why some scientists want to rewrite the history of how we learned to walk

Why some scientists want to rewrite the history of how we learned to walk _Danuvius guggenmosi_ fossil Christoph Jäckle It’s not often that a fossil truly rewrites human evolution, but the recent discovery of an ancient extinct ape has some scientists very excited. According to its discoverers, Danuvius guggenmosi combines some human-like features with others that look like those of living chimpanzees. They suggest that it would have had an…

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