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3,000-Year-Old Leather Sports Balls Discovered In China, The Oldest In Eurasia

KEY POINTS Researchers found what might be the oldest known balls in Eurasia It’s not clear how the game was played but it was likely part of exercise and military…

Oldest monkey fossils outside of Africa found — ScienceDaily

Three fossils found in a lignite mine in southeastern Yunan Province, China, are about 6.4 million years old, indicate monkeys existed in Asia at the same time as apes, and…

One of SF’s oldest thrift shops survives in the heart of the Mission District

There‚Äôs a peculiar sound coming from inside the magenta building at 623 Valencia St. The muffled crinkling of plastic sanitary gloves accompanies customers as they hurriedly sift through secondhand clothing…

Why Astronomy is Considered the Oldest Science

Millions of years ago, ancient humans living on the African savanna likely gazed up in wonderment at the bright moon and star-filled sky. This cosmic backdrop wasn’t too different from…

University of Oregon-led project identifies the age, depth and carbon stock of the world’s oldest tropical peatlands — ScienceDaily

Researchers probing peatlands to discover clues about past environments and carbon stocks on land have identified peatland that is twice as old and much deeper than previously thought. Their findings,…

Scientists Find World’s Oldest Sperm In Myanmar Amber

A team of palaeontologists have discovered what they believe is the world’s oldest animal sperm, frozen 100 million years ago inside a tiny crustacean in tree resin in Myanmar. The…