Humans settled in North America 17,000 years EARLIER than previously believed, study finds

Scientists discovered a three-foot-tall pile of mammoth bones that belonged to an adult female and her calf.  However, 95 percent of the bones were from the adult

Bones of an adult mammoth and her calf have been uncovered at a 37,000-year-old butchering site in New Mexico, which suggests humans settled in North America 17,000 years than previously believed. A team of scientists, led by The University of Texas at Austin, extracted collagen from the bones, allowing them to carbon date the settled … Read more

Chinese rocket falls to Earth, NASA says Beijing did not share information

Chinese rocket falls to Earth, NASA says Beijing did not share information

A Long March-5B Y3 rocket, carrying the Wentian lab module for China’s space station under construction, takes off from Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site in Hainan province, China July 24, 2022. China Daily via REUTERS/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, July 30 (Reuters) – A Chinese rocket fell back to … Read more

DNA from unearthed fossils in southern China suggest Native Americans have East Asian roots

Researchers for the first time successfully sequenced the genome of fossils from the Late Pleistocene.  Pictured above is a lateral view of the unearthed skull from Red Deer Cave

DNA from fossils unearthed in southern China dating back 14,000 years suggests Native Americans have East Asian roots Fossils found in China demonstrate that Native Americans may have had genetic roots in East Asia The data will help us understand ‘how humans change their physical appearance by adapting to local environments over time,’ study co-author … Read more

Bones found in Chinese cave may be ‘missing piece’ in story of first Americans

Bones found in Chinese cave may be 'missing piece' in story of first Americans

In 1989, a thigh bone and part of a skull were found in a cave in the Chinese province of Yunnan in the southwest area of ​​the country. Radiocarbon dating conducted in 2008 on the sediments where the fossils were found indicated they were around 14,000 years old — which would mean they were from … Read more

New superbug found in pigs has ability jump to humans

New superbug found in pigs has ability jump to humans

A new strain of an antibiotic-resistant bacteria circulating among pigs is ringing alarm bells after scientists discovered a concerning feature of the bug. A new strain of antibiotic-resistant bacteria circulating among pigs is ringing alarm bells over its ability to jump to humans. A University of Cambridge study found the “superbug” staphylococcus aureus – resistant … Read more

Toyota, Subaru shares drop on “embarrassing” recalls of first EVs

Toyota, Subaru shares drop on "embarrassing" recalls of first EVs

TOKYO, June 24 (Reuters) – Toyota Motor (7203.T) shares slipped after it recalled some of its first mass-made all-electric cars, launched two months ago, because of a risk of wheels coming loose, a setback to its ambitions to electrify its model range. Toyota, the world’s largest automaker by sales, said on Thursday it would recall … Read more

Exclusive: After pressure from Toyota chief, Japan emphasized support for hybrids

Exclusive: After pressure from Toyota chief, Japan emphasized support for hybrids

TOKYO, June 24 (Reuters) – Toyota Motor Corp’s (7203.T) chief lobbied the Japanese government to make clear it supported hybrid vehicles as much as battery electrics or face losing the auto industry’s support, a senior lawmaker told a ruling party meeting. The lobbying by Akio Toyoda, president of Toyota and chairman of the Japan Automobile … Read more

Toyota recalls first mass-produced EVs less than 2 months after launch

Toyota recalls first mass-produced EVs less than 2 months after launch

2023 Toyota bZ4X all-electric SUV is displayed during the 2021 LA Auto Show in Los Angeles, California, US November, 17, 2021. REUTERS/Mike Blake Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TOKYO, June 23 (Reuters) – Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T) said on Thursday it would recall 2,700 of its first mass-produced electric vehicles (EVs) … Read more

Recession fear stalks oil, copper and stocks

Recession fear stalks oil, copper and stocks

LONDON, June 23 (Reuters) – Global markets fell on Thursday as investors worried that further rises in interest rates to what decades-high inflation would tip economies into recession. The German economy, Europe’s largest, suffered a sharp loss of momentum at the end of the second quarter, according to the latest Purchasing Managers’ Index, while corresponding … Read more

An Ancient Killer Is Rapidly Becoming Resistant to Antibiotics, Scientists Warn

An Ancient Killer Is Rapidly Becoming Resistant to Antibiotics, Scientists Warn

Typhoid fever might be rare in developed countries, but this ancient threat, thought to have been around for millennia, is still very much a danger in our modern world. According to new research, the bacterium that causes typhoid fever is evolving extensive drug resistance, and it’s rapidly replacing strains that aren’t resistant. Currently, antibiotics are … Read more