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World’s oldest family tree created using DNA

World’s oldest family tree created using DNA

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Corinium Museum © Cotswold District CouncilScientists have compiled the world's oldest family tree from human bones interred at a 5,700-year-old tomb in the Cotswolds, UK.Analysis of DNA from the tomb's occupants revealed the people buried there were from five continuous generations of one extended family.Most of those found in the tomb were descended from four women who all had children with the same man.The right to use the site was based on descent from one man. But people were buried in different parts of the tomb based on the first-generation matriarch they were descended from.This suggests that the first-generation women held a socially significant place in the memories of this community. The Neolithic tomb, or "cairn", at Hazleton North in Gloucestershire has two L-shaped chambers, ...
Dustin Poirier ramps up Conor McGregor preparations by choking World’s Strongest Man Brian Shaw before trilogy fight at UFC 264 on July 10

Dustin Poirier ramps up Conor McGregor preparations by choking World’s Strongest Man Brian Shaw before trilogy fight at UFC 264 on July 10

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Dustin Poirier has ramped up his preparations for Conor McGregor by grappling with four-time World’s Strongest Man Brian Shaw. ‘The Diamond’ is set to fight McGregor for a third time at UFC 264 after knocking out the Irishman at UFC 257 in January. Derek Hall (Twitter) Dustin Poirier and four time World’s Strongest Man winner Brian Shaw train together in Colorado Poirier turned down a lightweight title opportunity in order to pursue a more lucrative bout against ‘The Notorious’ and will know a repeat of his heroics on Fight Island will put him in pole position to challenge for the belt. Before he can consider facing the winner of Michael Chandler vs Charles Oliveira or his third fight with McGregor, the 32-year-old has decided to draft in...
World’s largest ocean monitoring system BRUVS launched

World’s largest ocean monitoring system BRUVS launched

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Professor Jessica Meeuwig, the Director of the Centre for Marine Futures at the University of Western Australia, has told the BBC about her hopes for a new ocean monitoring system.The UK government funded project, known as BRUVS, will focus on monitoring marine life in ten British Overseas Territories including Pitcairn and Ascension Island.Video produced by Anna BoydLet's block ads! (Why?) BBC News - Science & Environment
SLS: Successful test for world’s most powerful rocket

SLS: Successful test for world’s most powerful rocket

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NASANasa has carried out a successful test on part of the most powerful rocket in existence - the Space Launch System (SLS).Its engines were kept running for more than eight minutes - to simulate the time that it takes the rocket to get from the ground into space.It's the second such test for the biggest segment of the SLS, after an attempt in January shut down early.The SLS is to send humans to the lunar surface for the first time since 1972.The mission is part of Nasa's Artemis project, launched by the Trump administration in 2017.The test was carried out on the rocket's core stage. The SLS consists of the orange core, with its four powerful RS-25 engines, and two boosters attached to the sides. The RS-25s, built by California-based Aerojet Rocketdyne, are much the same engines that powe...
Scientists unlock mysteries of world’s oldest ‘computer’

Scientists unlock mysteries of world’s oldest ‘computer’

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Prof Tony Freeth / UCLA 2,000-year-old device often referred to as the world's oldest "computer" has been recreated by scientists trying to understand how it worked.The Antikythera Mechanism has baffled experts since it was found on a Roman-era shipwreck in Greece in 1901.The hand-powered Ancient Greek device is thought to have been used to predict eclipses and other astronomical events.But only a third of the device survived, leaving researchers pondering how it worked and what it looked like.The back of the mechanism was solved by earlier studies, but the nature of its complex gearing system at the front has remained a mystery.Scientists from University College London (UCL) believe they have finally cracked the puzzle using 3D computer modelling. They have recreated the entire front pane...