Babies are willing to give up food, showing altruism begins in infancy, study says

Picture this: a 19-month-old hungry baby picks up a delicious snack, but instead of gobbling it up gives it to an adult who appears to want it, too. Now imagine dozens of different babies of the same age doing the same. And that’s exactly what happened during a study published Tuesday that tests the beginnings of altruism in humans.

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Why Do We Have Fingerprints?

In 1910, Thomas Jennings fled a murder scene, but he left behind a clue that would seal his fate: a perfect impression of his fingerprints in the drying paint of a railing, outside the house where he’d committed the crime. Jennings’ fingerprints were the first ever to be used as evidence in a criminal investigation, and they led to his conviction for murder in 1911.

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Prehistoric scorpion is earliest known animal to venture from sea onto land

(CNN) A 437 – million-year old scorpion was the earliest known creature to venture from sea onto land, a new study has found, shedding new light on one of the earliest chapters in the planet’s evolutionary history. Scientists believe the fossilized remains of the prehistoric scorpion are the oldest

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NASA’s Mars 2020 to prepare for humans into deep space

America’s space agency is nearing completion of a vehicle that will search for evidence of past life on Mars. It is too cold and dry for life to exist on the surface of Mars today. But scientists hope the rover will find evidence of life that once lived on the planet.

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UN Report: Last 10 Years Likely the Hottest Decade on Record

The United Nations weather agency says the past 10 years were likely the hottest decade since scientists began keeping records. In a new report, the World Meteorological Organization, or WMO, blames the rising temperatures mainly on greenhouse gases produced by human activities.

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