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Humans years

23,000 years ago, humans in Israel enjoyed a new bounty of food options

As climate shifted 23,000 years ago, humans in Israel experienced a new abundance of food, according to a study published January 26, 2022 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Tikvah Steiner of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and colleagues. The submerged archaeological site of Ohalo II, located on the southern tip of the Sea…

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lurking years

An attacker can root on any major Linux distro by a bug that has been lurking for 12+ years

GOT ROOT — It’s likely only a matter of time until PwnKit is exploited in the wild. Dan Goodin – Jan 26, 2022 1:55 am UTC Linux users on Tuesday got a major dose of bad news—a 12-year-old vulnerability in a system tool called Polkit gives attackers unfettered root privileges on machines running any major…

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crater years

This gas crater has been on fire for 50 years – now there’s a plan to extinguish it

The government in Turkmenistan has announced that it plans to close the Gates of Hell. The burning gas crater has been on fire for the past several decades, following an incident with a Soviet drilling operation in the early 1970s. Now, the government appears to be looking for ways to put it out. The Turkmenistan…

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Sting years

Sting, 62 years old, threw himself through a table and onto a stage

Nobody should be able to do this in their 60s. Sting is 62 years old. He started wrestling when Ronald Reagan was the president of the United States. That’s a really, really long-ass time ago in athlete terms. Somehow, 37 years after starting his career, he’s still going — and still doing this…

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Phases years

Moon phases 2022: This year’s moon cycles

Home References Science & Astronomy Moon phases reveal the passage of time in the night sky. Some nights when we look up at the moon, it is full and bright; sometimes it is just a sliver of silvery light. These changes in appearance are the phases of the moon. As the moon orbits Earth, it…

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We're years

“We’re 15 years too late”: Endocrine-disrupting plastic additive BPA is still in everything

Shortly before 2021 came to a close, a little-known agency proposed some new safety standards that accidentally triggered serious questions about human health in the age of plastics.  More specifically, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) determined that a plastic additive called bisphenol A (BPA) needs to be dramatically reduced in our environment — that is, people should have their exposure to…

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Among years

All hottest years in the last nine years, according to US

With the exception of September and December, each month of 2021 had Arctic sea ice levels in the top-10 lowest levels for those respective months, a US agency said in its annual climate report. The nine years spanning 2013-2021 all rank among the 10 hottest on record, according to an annual report a US agency…

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Scientists years

Scientists: Duck is the 1st case of wild bird flu in the US in five years

A duck killed by a hunter in South Carolina had a contagious and dangerous bird flu that has not been detected in the wild in the U.S. in five years, officials said. The flu poses a low risk to people but can spread quickly through chicken houses and other poultry businesses. The Eurasian H5 avian…

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eight years

Eight years ago: Warmest since modern recordskeeping began

Earth’s global average surface temperature in 2021 tied with 2018 as the sixth warmest on record, according to independent analyses done by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Continuing the planet’s long-term warming trend, global temperatures in 2021 were 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit (0.85 degrees Celsius) above the average for NASA’s baseline period,…

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months years

Kids aged 6-months to 2-years are ‘fed to fail’, warns UNICEF

Children’s health and nutrition is a popular research area. While a significant amount of attention to given to children in later years, UNICEF argues ‘very little’ is concentrated on early years: from six-months to two-years of age.“It’s at this time, that without the right nutrients, children can have an irreversible impact on their development,” ​according…