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Rise in Fentanyl Overdose Deaths in the U.S.

A new study in the U. S. reveals that overdose deaths involving dangerous synthetic opioids like fentanyl have skyrocketed in recent years, surpassing deaths from prescription painkillers. The report was published in the issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

A Fossilized Finger Bone Of An Early Modern Human

Researchers have discovered a fossilized finger bone of an early modern human in the Nefud Desert of Saudi Arabia, dating to approximately 90,000 years ago. The study was published in Nature Ecology and Evolution. It is the oldest directly dated Homo sapiens fossil outside of Africa and the Levant and indicates that early dispersals into Eurasia were more expansive than previously thought.