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Posted inSci/Tech

Oldest Fossils Ever Found Show Life on Earth Began Before 3.5 Billion Years Ago

MADISON, Wis. Dec. 20, 2017 – Researchers at UCLA and the University of Wisconsin–Madison have confirmed that microscopic fossils discovered in a nearly 3.5 billion-year-old piece of rock in Western Australia are the oldest fossils ever found and indeed the earliest direct evidence of life on Earth. The study, published today [Dec. 18, 2017] in […]

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Archaeologist says fire, not corn, key to prehistoric survival in arid Southwest

November 27, 2017 – Conventional wisdom holds that prehistoric villagers planted corn, and lots of it, to survive the dry and hostile conditions of the American Southwest. But University of Cincinnati archaeology professor Alan Sullivan is challenging that long-standing idea, arguing instead that people routinely burned the understory of forests to grow wild crops 1,000 […]

Posted inRegional

Air Force releases investigation report on fatal crash of spy plane near Sutter Buttes

April 20, 2017 – A TU-2S crashed Sept. 20, 2016 near Sutter, Calif., during a training mission after the aircraft entered an unintentional secondary stall and the two pilots ejected, according to an Air Combat Command Accident Investigation Board report released yesterday. During the ejection sequence, the instructor pilot, Lt. Col. Ira S. Eadie, was […]