Ancient shoulders show signs of humanity’s ape-like past

Ancient shoulders show signs of humanity’s ape-like past
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September 9 at 8:32 AM

In some ways, chimpanzees seem less primitive than humans. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

A new study puts the burden of humanity’s evolution on our shoulders. Like, literally on our shoulders. By examining the shoulder blades of two early human Australopithecus species, researchers believe they’ve found further evidence that humans and apes sha……………. continues on Washington Post

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Scientists look to re-animate ancient, giant ‘Frankenvirus’ found in Siberia
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Published September 09, 2015

An ultrathin section of a Pithovirus particle in an infected Acanthamoeba castellanii cell observed by transmission electron microscopy with enhancement (Julia Bartoli and Chantal Abergel, IGS and CNRS-AMU)

It’s alive! Or that’s what scientists might say when they reanimate the so-called “frankenvirus,” a 30,000-year-old giant virus that was discovered in Siberia. The French researchers behind the find – published this week in PNAS, the journal from the U.S. National Academy of Sciences – warn that climate change could reawaken dangerous microscopic pathogens, reports Agence France-Presse.

Since 2003, the virus, known as Mollivirus sibericum, is the fourth kind of prehistoric virus unearthed overall, and the second one discovered by the research team.

Related: Giant virus resurrected from permafrost after 30,000 years

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