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Traces of Denisovan DNA Still Affect The Immune Systems of Modern Papuans

This is a new discovery we describe in a study published in PLOS Genetics today. It further suggests that our modern human diversity didn’t just evolve – some parts of it we got from other, extinct human groups.

Children with autism show improvement after being treated with cannabidiol-rich medicinal cannabis

A study of children with autism spectrum disorders in Israel reported significant improvements in their social communication abilities after six months of treatment with cannabidiol-rich cannabis oil… The study was published in Translational Psychiatry.

Ancient stone tools from China provide earliest evidence of rice harvesting

A new Dartmouth College-led study analyzing stone tools from southern China provides the earliest evidence of rice harvesting, dating to as early as 10,000 years ago

Man holding penis and flanked by leopards is world’s oldest narrative carving

An 11,000-year-old rock-cut relief in southeastern Turkey featuring menacing animals and two men, one of whom is holding his genitalia, is the oldest narrative scene on record, a new study suggests

Scientists Reconstructed a 2 Million-Year-Old Ecosystem From Ancient DNA

Scientists have made a significant breakthrough in reconstructing the history of our planet. Sedimentary deposits from the permafrost of Greenland contained recoverable environmental DNA dating back to around 2 million years ago.