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The animal pictures and hand stencils were made in caves in Spain thousands of years before Homo sapiens arrived in Europe.

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image: Blind Cavefish in Mexico Offer Clues to Sleep Regulation

Blind Cavefish in Mexico Offer Clues to Sleep Regulation

By Catherine Offord | February 7, 2018

Two studies identify a signaling pathway that contributes to the fish’s sleeplessness.

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image: Image of the Day: An Actual “Shithole”

Image of the Day: An Actual “Shithole”

By The Scientist Staff | January 13, 2018

Beetles cherish the dung they live and feed on.

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image: Humans Lived in Southeast Asia More Than 60,000 Years Ago

Humans Lived in Southeast Asia More Than 60,000 Years Ago

By Shawna Williams | August 9, 2017

Tooth fossils of cave dwellers represent the first known instance of our species inhabiting a rainforest.

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NASA researchers have discovered ancient microbes locked inside minerals, suggesting a possible niche for interstellar life.

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image: A Month in Mammoth

A Month in Mammoth

By The Scientist Staff | March 1, 2016

Two sleep researchers braved the subterranean environment of a Kentucky cave to see if they could train their bodies to abandon the cyclical rhythms of the 24-hour day.

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