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Homo naledi may have lit fires in underground caves at least 236,000 years ago

Homo naledi may have joined the group of ancient hominids who built controlled fires, presumably for light or warmth, new finds hint.

A new supercomputer simulation animates the evolution of the universe

The detailed simulation shows the cosmos changing from a dark, featureless gas to a web of stars and galaxies radiating light.

Why the sale of a T. rex fossil could be a big loss for science

At least half of the roughly 120 known T. rex fossils are owned privately and not available to the public. “Maximus” may join them.

This dinosaur may have had a body like a duck’s

Natovenator polydontus may have been adapted for life in the water, challenging the popular idea that all dinos were landlubbers.

Artemis missions will usher in a new, more diverse crew of astronauts

Space agencies are preparing to send the next generation of astronauts to the moon and beyond. Here’s how the next crews will be different from the last ones.

Hawaii’s Mauna Loa volcano is erupting. Here’s what you need to know

A geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey answers questions about the recent eruption of the world's largest active volcano.

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