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Research sheds light on modern humans and Neanderthals co-existing in France

Modern humans and Neanderthals may have co-existed in France and northern Spain for between 1,400 and 2,900 years before Neanderthals disappeared, a new study suggests. Researchers say the findings add to their understanding of the existence of the two species of humans in this region. However, it is not yet known whether the two species […]

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This image provided by Boston-based RR Auction, shows an authenticated Apple-1 Computer prototype from the mid-1970s that a Bay Area collector, who wishes to remain anonymous, made the winning $677,196 bid on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022, the auctioneer said. The prototype was used by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in 1976 to demonstrate the Apple-1 to Paul Terrell, owner of The Byte Shop in Mountain View, California, one of the first personal computer stores in the world, Boston-based RR Auction said in a statement. (RR Auction via AP)

Steve Jobs’ Apple-1 computer prototype auctioned for nearly 700,000 dollars

An authenticated Apple-1 Computer prototype from the mid-1970s has sold at auction for nearly 700,000 dollars (£592,000). The prototype was used by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in 1976 to demonstrate the Apple-1 to Paul Terrell, owner of The Byte Shop in Mountain View, California – one of the first personal computer stores in the world, […]

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Earliest known report of rare weather phenomenon found in English medieval text

Researchers have discovered what appears to be England’s earliest known account of a rare weather phenomenon, called ball lightning, in a medieval text. Described as a bright spherical object, ball lightning is unexplained and usually associated with thunderstorms. On average it is 25 centimetres in diameter, but can sometimes be up to several metres across. […]

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