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Humans are Making a Racket, Even in the Wilderness


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Humans are Making a Racket, Even in the Wilderness

Humans are doubling the background sound levels in 63% of the nation's protected areas, where manmade disturbances are supposed to be reduced, changing wild areas that spread primarily across the Western states, a new study reveals. The results, published in the May 5 issue of Science, highlight the extent to which human noise pollution is encroaching into more remote expanses


By AAAS, USA.


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Human DNA Uncovered in Caves Without Bone Remains


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Human DNA Uncovered in Caves Without Bone Remains

Scientists have recovered the first ancient human DNA from cave sediments lacking human skeletal remains. The highly sensitive screening technique they applied, reported in the 28 April issue of the journal Science, identified human genetic material from prehistoric sites where Neandertal presence has been proposed — based on the presence of stone tools, for example — but never demonstrated.


By AAAS, USA.


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Scientific Groups Vow to Carry On the Spirit of the March for Science


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Scientific Groups Vow to Carry On the Spirit of the March for Science

The nation’s leading scientific organizations vowed to build on the momentum generated by the March for Science by continuing to reach out to the public and policymakers at all levels to promote sound scientific policies that advance discovery and benefit society, according to a joint statement issued on April 24.


By AAAS, USA.


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Human DNA Uncovered in Caves Without Bone Remains


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Human DNA Uncovered in Caves Without Bone Remains

Scientists have recovered the first ancient human DNA from cave sediments lacking human skeletal remains. The highly sensitive screening technique they applied, reported in the 28 April issue of the journal Science, identified human genetic material from prehistoric sites where Neandertal presence has been proposed — based on the presence of stone tools, for example — but never demonstrated.


By AAAS, USA.


Technology Policy Resource.