Archive for June 11th, 2017:

‘Oldest Homo sapiens’ found

Fossils of five early humans have been found in North Africa that show Homo sapiens emerged at least 100,000 years earlier than previously recognised. Article source:

Objective truth ‘only hope’ of democracy

The American astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has released a new book, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, in his campaign to promote scientific literacy. Mr Tyson discussed on the Today programme the US education system’s approach to learning. He said if people were trained to process and analyse information, they would be empowered with the

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British ice station on the move

Filmmaker Natalie Hewit spent three months recording the relocation of the UK’s Halley research station in the Antarctic. Her film, for the BBC’s Horizon series, follows the epic effort to drag the space-age complex more than 20km across the ice sheet. Antarctica – Ice Station Rescue is broadcast on BBC Two on Wednesday, 7 June,

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