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The Denisovans Expand Their Range Into China

Evidence of the ancient humans was limited to a cave in Siberia—but now, scientists have found genetic remains of the Denisovans in China. Christopher Intagliata reports.  -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Undersea Earthquakes Reveal Sound Warming Info

Travel time differences for sound waves produced by undersea earthquakes in the same place at different times can provide details about ocean warming. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Duckbill Dino Odyssey Ended in Africa

A duckbill dinosaur jawbone found in Morocco means that dinosaurs crossed a large body of water to reach Africa.   -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Early Mammals Had Social Lives, Too

Chipmunklike animals that lived among the dinosaurs appear to have been social creatures, which suggests that sociality arose in mammals earlier than scientists thought. Christopher Intagliata... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Science News Briefs from All Over

Here are some brief reports about science and technology from around the world, including one, from the dormant volcano Llullaillaco in Chile, about a mouse that is the highest-dwelling mammal ever... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Divide and Conquer Could Be Good COVID Strategy

COVID might be fought efficiently with fewer shutdowns by restricting activities only in a particular area with a population up to 200,000 when its case rate rises above a chosen threshold.   -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Zebra Coloration Messes With Fly Eyes

Horseflies misjudge landings on zebra patterns, compared with solid gray or black surfaces, which provides evidence for why evolution came up with the black-and-white pattern. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Science Sound(E)scapes: Head Banging and Howling in the Amazon

Need a break from politics and the pandemic? You’re probably not in the Amazon rain forest right now, but we can take you there in audio. Today, in part three of our three-part audio sound... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Science Sound(E)scapes: Amazon Frog Choruses at Night

Need a break from politics and the pandemic? You’re probably not in the Amazon rain forest right now, but we can take you there in audio. Today, in part two of our three-part audio sound... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Science Sound(E)scapes: Amazon Pink River Dolphins

Need a break from politics and the pandemic? You’re probably not in the Amazon rain forest right now, but we can take you there in audio. Today, in part one of our three-part audio sound... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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