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Being human: Big toe clung on longest to primate origins

Being human: Big toe clung on longest to primate origins

Science
Scientists have found that our big toe was one of the last parts of the foot to evolve, a study suggests.As our early ancestors began to walk on two legs, they would also have hung about in trees, using their feet to grasp branches. They walked differently on the ground, but were still able to move around quite efficiently. The rigid big toe that eventually evolved gives efficient push-off power during walking and running.The findings have been published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. In this new study, scientists made 3D scans of the toe bone joints from living and fossil human relatives, including primates such as apes and monkeys, and then compared them to modern day humans. They overla...
1st images emerge of Thai boys in hospital after being rescued from flooded cave

1st images emerge of Thai boys in hospital after being rescued from flooded cave

World
The first video has emerged showing some of the 12 boys receiving treatment in a hospital after surviving more than two weeks inside a partly flooded cave in northern Thailand. The footage, released by Thai officials Wednesday, shows eight of the boys sitting up in their hospital beds, clad in hospital gowns and face masks. They wave to the camera, give the peace sign and press their hands together in prayer to show gratitude. All 12 boys were recently evacuated from Tham Luang Nang Non, Thailand’s longest cave, where they had been trapped inside with their soccer coach since June 23. The extensive search-and-rescue operation, which included more than 1,000 people from various nations, has now switched to a treatment process. The boys and their coach remain quarantined at Chiangr...
Serena Williams 25th seed for Wimbledon despite being outside top 32 in rankings

Serena Williams 25th seed for Wimbledon despite being outside top 32 in rankings

Sports
Wimbledon 2018Venue: All England Club Dates: 2-15 July Starts: 11:30 BSTCoverage: Live across BBC TV, BBC Radio and the BBC Sport website with further coverage on BBC iPlayer, Red Button, Connected TVs and mobile app.Seven-time Wimbledon champion Serena Williams is the 25th seed for this year's tournament, despite being outside the top 32 in the rankings.The 36-year-old American is continuing her return to action after giving birth to her first child in September.Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam singles winner, has played only three tournaments in the past 12 months and is ranked 183rd in the world. Slovakia's world number 32 Dominika Cibulkova has not been seeded.On Tuesday, Cibulkova said it ...
US Rapper XXXTentacion pronounced dead after being shot

US Rapper XXXTentacion pronounced dead after being shot

Entertainment
XXXTentacion, real name Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was pronounced dead after being shot in Broward County, Florida.The Broward County Sheriff took to its official Twitter account to inform fans of the news about the SAD! star.Witnessed by its 100,000 followers, the Sheriff wrote: "The adult male that was taken to the hospital has been pronounced dead."The post instantly began going viral online. INSTAGRAM PASSED AWAY: XXXTentacion was pronounced dead after being shot INSTAGRAM INCIDENT: The rapper was taken to hospital after he was shot, but didn't make it The Broward County Sheriff previously told Billboard they received a call of a shooting i...