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Landmark skull fossil provides surprising human evolution clues

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists have solved a longstanding mystery over the age of a landmark skull found in 1921 in Zambia - the first fossil of an extinct human species discovered in Africa - in research with big implications for deciphering the origin of our own species.


Activists protecting rare Mexican porpoise again come under attack

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A boat from a conservation group carrying Mexican government inspectors was attacked while monitoring a near-extinct porpoise species in a protected zone of Mexico’s Gulf of California, Mexico’s environmental prosecutor Profepa said.


UN: We must save the elephants and jaguars

NEW DELHI: At least 10 endangered species were added to a list of animals considered in need of greater protection by a UN wildlife conservation convention held in the western Indian city of Gandhinagar on Sunday (Feb 23) including the Asian elephant, the jaguar, the oceanic white-tip shark and birds including the great Indian bustard, the Bengal florican, the little bustard and the antipodean albatross.