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Burning Man 2016 - August 28 - September 5, 2016



Burning Man is a week-long annual event held in Black Rock Desert, Nevada.


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Early human ancestor Lucy died falling out of a tree


August 29, 2016    4:44 PM ET


New evidence suggests that the famous fossilised human ancestor dubbed "Lucy" by scientists died falling from a great height - probably out of a tree. CT scans have shown injuries to her bones similar to those suffered by modern humans in similar falls. The 3.2 million-year-old hominin was found on a treed flood plain, making a branch her most likely final perch. It bolsters the view that her species - Australopithecus afarensis - spent at least some of its life in the trees. Read More ...



What Is the Oldest Tree in the World?


August 23, 2016    3:09 PM ET


Until 2013, the oldest individual tree in the world was Methuselah, a 4,845-year-old Great Basin bristlecone pine (Pinus longaeva) in the White Mountains of California. Researchers at the Rocky Mountain Tree-Ring Research Group then announced the age of another P. longaeva also located in the White Mountains - this one 5,062 years old.


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