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When Mummies Speak

170608-mummy Egypt is an ideal region to study historical populations, given its proximity to Africa, Asia and Europe.  Unfortunately, DNA in Egyptian mummies gets destroyed by the region’s constant heat.  Genetic material has been further damaged by the chemicals used by Egyptian embalmers.  As a result,...
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Seven Decades After D-Day

170606-ddayOn June 6, 1944, World War II Allies stormed the northern coast of German-occupied France.  D-Day was the largest single-day amphibious invasion of all time.  More than 160,000 Allied troops attacked 50,000 entrenched German troops.  Support included 5,000 ships and 13,000 planes.  Seven million pounds of...
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