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Outback axes suggest humans reached Australia 18,000 years earlier than thought

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Axheads and grinding stones from a cave in Australia's far north suggest humans arrived on the continent about 65,000 years ago, or 18,000 years earlier than previously thought, according to research published on Thursday.

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Australia's drought could be worst in 1,000 years

CANBERRA (Reuters) - The drought gripping Australia could be the worst in 1,000 years, government officials said on Tuesday, as Australia started to draw up emergency plans to secure long-term water supplies to towns and cities.

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Australia's drought could be worst in 1,000 years

CANBERRA (Reuters) - The drought gripping Australia could be the worst in 1,000 years, government officials said on Tuesday, as Australia started to draw up emergency plans to secure long-term water supplies to towns and cities.

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Greenhouse gases highest for 800,000 years - study

OSLO (Reuters) - Greenhouse gases are at higher levels in the atmosphere than at any time in at least 800,000 years, according to a study of Antarctic ice on Wednesday that extends evidence that mankind is disrupting the climate.

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One-way trip into black hole takes 200,000 years

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The one-way journey from the heart of a galaxy into the oblivion of a black hole probably takes about 200,000 years, astronomers said on Monday.

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Early humans settled in England 800,000 years ago - study

LONDON (Reuters) - Flint tools found in an English village show ancient humans settled northern Europe 800,000 years ago, far earlier than previously thought, which could prompt scientists to reassess the capabilities of early humans.

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Humans left Africa 65,000 years earlier - study

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Modern humans may have left Africa for Arabia up to 65,000 years earlier than previously thought and their exodus was enabled by environmental factors rather than technology, scientists said on Thursday.

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Site found to date back 40,000 years

A Paleolithic Age settlement at Bukit Bunuh in Lenggong, Perak, has been confirmed to date back 40,000 years and not between 20,000 and 30,000 years as previously estimated.

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Indians broke Australian isolation 4,000 years ago

SYDNEY - People from the Indian sub-continent migrated to Australia and mixed with Aborigines 4,000 years ago, bringing the dingo dog with them, according to a study published Tuesday.

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Experts: Orang Utan decline began 2,000 years ago

KOTA KINABALU: The decline in Borneos orang utan population is not just due to recent deforestation but a phenomenon that could have started over 2,000 years ago, a research found.