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The Oldest Homo sapiens

When the bones of two early humans were found in 1967 near Kibish, Ethiopia, they were thought to be 130,000 years old. A few years ago, researchers found 154,000- to 160,000-year-old human bones at Herto, Ethiopia. Now, a new study of the 1967 fossil site indicates the earliest known members of our species, Homo sapiens, roamed Africa about 195,000 years ago.

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Utah Museum of Natural History to Host “Memory” Exhibit and Lecture Series

Have you ever walked into a room and forgotten why you went in there? Do you forget the names of people you just met? Do you get to work and realize you forgot your lunch? Have you wondered why is it you can recall every note of the piano piece you learned when you were five, but can’t remember where you parked your car 30 minutes ago?

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Software Development Center Opens Doors

University of Utah faculty develop a wealth of software, and they now have a resource that will help them organize, refine and make it more commercially viable. That resource is the Software Development Center, which will open its doors this month in a newly remodeled space in the Technology Commercialization Office located at 615 Arapeen Drive in Research Park.

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Glue, Fly, Glue

Like silkworm moths, butterflies and spiders, caddisfly larvae spin silk, but they do so underwater instead on dry land. Now, University of Utah researchers have discovered why the fly’s silk is sticky when wet and how that may make it valuable as an adhesive tape during surgery.

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Learn Green Living Techniques at the University Farmers Market

A sustainable living workshop series highlights this year’s University of Utah Famers Market. This is the second year for the market, which will showcase more vendors and activities. There is no entrance fee and the general public is welcome to drop by and purchase fresh, healthy, local produce and unique arts and crafts from neighbors with whom they live, work and study.

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New Utah Museum of Natural History Curator Offers Insight Among Climate Change, Human Activity and Wildfires

Climate has been implicated by a new study as a major driver of wildfires in the last 2,000 years, but human activities, such as land clearance and fire suppression during the industrial era (since 1750) created large swings in burning, first increasing fires until the late 1800s, and then dramatically reducing burning in the 20th century.

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