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Oldest human cremation in the Near East unearthed

The Beisamoun pyre fields, where the cremated burial was discovered, during the crepuscular hours. The oldest known person to be intentionally cremated in the Near East took their last breath about 9,000 years ago, and...

Book excerpt: ‘The Organ Thieves’ (Simon and Schuster 2020)

CHAPTER ONE: Case of the Missing HeartIn late May 1968, Doug Wilder was in his law office on a tree-lined street in Richmond, Virginia. He was winding down from a long day of work...

Landmark transplant in 1960s Virginia performed with heart stolen from a Black man

Bruce Tucker was brought to the Medical College of Virginia Hospital on May 24, 1968, after falling and suffering a skull fracture. On May 25, 1968, surgeons in Richmond, Virginia, performed a successful heart transplant,...

When did humans discover how to use fire?

Fires may have made humans more social by giving them a place to gather around. Fires blazed the way for humans to evolve into the species we are today. Scientists suspect that without a control...

Mystery ancestor mated with ancient humans. And its ‘nested’ DNA was just found.

An unidentified ancestor that interbred with humans may have been Homo erectus (skull shown here). Today's humans carry the genes of an ancient, unknown ancestor, left there by hominin species intermingling perhaps a million years...

What Causes Fertilizer Explosions | Ammonium Nitrate

Ammonium nitrate is a common agricultural fertilizer - and a deadly explosive agent. A fire anywhere is cause for concern, but a fire at a fertilizer plant is a potential catastrophe.That's because ammonium nitrate, a...

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