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May 2, 2019: April Science News Roundup

Hi science peeps! It’s been a while since we had a proper science news roundup! Today I went over some headlines that popped up on phys.org and nature.com. Here you can have access to the articles I talked about and the peer-reviewed science that they came from! Also some other items I didn’t quite get to but were interesting nonetheless.

Running may have made dinosaurs’ wings flap before they evolved to fly

From article: Identification of avian flapping motion from non-volant winged dinosaurs based on modal effective mass analysis

Biggest Denisovan fossil yet spills ancient human’s secrets

From article: A late Middle Pleistocene Denisovan mandible from the Tibetan Plateau

Gravitational waves hint at detection of black hole eating star

First ‘marsquake’ detected on red planet

Bonus articles:

Drumpf’s science adviser on research ethics, immigration and presidential tweets

Cannabis used in US research differs genetically to the varieties people smoke

Planet’s ocean-plastics problem detailed in 60-year data set

That’s all I have for this week. Tune in next week! We have a fun interview coming up! As always, stay curious!

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