Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

 

Alaskan ‘sunrise’ girl sheds light on how humans populated Americas

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Ancient DNA extracted from the skull of a six-week-old baby girl whose 11,500-year-old remains were unearthed in a burial pit in central Alaska is helping scientists resolve…


Prickles and a paunch: Israel’s overweight hedgehogs go on diet

RAMAT GAN, Israel (Reuters) – Ten overweight hedgehogs have had to go on strict diets and exercise regimes after they ate so much on the streets of Israel they struggled to curl up into a ball to…


No winner in Mega Millions drawing, jackpot climbs to $418 million

(Reuters) – A jackpot for the Mega Millions lottery climbed to an estimated $418 million, the fourth largest in the game’s history, after no tickets matched all six numbers during Tuesday’s grand…


Cuba’s Santeria priests wax positive as transition from Castros begins

HAVANA (Reuters) – Priests from Cuba’s Afro-Cuban Santeria religion forecast on Tuesday that the upcoming retirement of President Raul Castro would signify “a moment of change” that accelerates the…