Stone tools reveal modern human-like gripping capabilities 500,000 years ago

Research demonstrates that a technique used to produce stone tools that were first found half a million years ago is likely to have needed a modern human-like hand. This links a stone tool production technique known as ‘platform preparation’ to the biology of human hands, demonstrating that without the ability to perform highly forceful precision grips, our ancestors would not have been able to produce advanced stone tools like spear points.
Source: Science Daily

Longevity examined: an ancient Greek’s very modern views on ageing

Longevity examined: an ancient Greek’s very modern views on ageing

Longevity examined: an ancient Greek’s very modern views on ageing, Published online: 20 August 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-05986-1

Stanley M. Burstein and Caleb E. Finch reveal how a work by classical physician Galen pioneered the idea of the ‘healthspan’.
Source: Nature

Mendocino Fire in California Is Now Largest in Modern State History

  1. Mendocino Fire in California Is Now Largest in Modern State History  New York Times
  2. Mendocino Complex fire is largest wildfire in California history  NBCNews.com
  3. Largest wildfire in California history to burn for rest of August  Reuters
  4. Mendocino fire becomes biggest in modern California history as weary firefighters brace for more  Los Angeles Times
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