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An Unexpected Tool to Track Ancient Civilizations…Bacteria

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Scientists have used a bacteria that commonly infects us to track how ancient humans spread to the Americas from Siberia. And other scientists have discovered a new species of hyrax in the forests of Africa by listening to their barks and shrieks.

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