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It remains hotly debated whether humans’ ocean journeys during the Paleolithic were generally made accidentally or intentionally.
During a parched summer almost 2,000 years ago, people living in what is now western New Mexico crawled into the cold, dark belly of a volcanically formed cave to melt the frozen water at its heart.
102 years ago today, mathematician Emmy Noether, who worked without pay because she was a woman, unveiled two theorems. Physics hasn't been the same since.
#OTD in 1967, Jocelyn Bell Burnell, then a graduate student, discovered pulsars. The discovery garnered a Nobel Prize just six years after it was announced in 1968 — but Burnell's supervisor got the prize instead of her. #PulsarWeek
Happy 76th birthday to the world's most famous living physicist, Stephen Hawking!
Among patients who have recovered from COVID-19 in China comes the first evidence that some may suffer long-term lung damage from the disease.