Tests suggest our ancestors could’ve eaten super hard food

Tests with orangutan teeth indicate that our early human ancestors could have eaten some really hard plant parts.

Talia Ogliore-WUSTL | Jan. 27, 2020 | futurity
~5 mins   

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Two human teeth became jewelry in Neolithic Turkey

Two human teeth with holes drilled through them served as jewelry, report researchers, who discovered the 8,500-year-old artifacts in Turkey.

Carsten Munk Hansen-U. Copenhagen | Dec. 13, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

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Orangutan is 2-million-year-old extinct ape’s closest relative

Researchers have reconstructed the evolutionary relationship between a 2 million year old extinct primate and today's living orangutan.

Amanda Nybroe Rohde-Copenhagen | Nov. 14, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

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Halloween candy doesn’t have to be scary for your teeth

Scared of what all that Halloween candy will do to your teeth? An expert shares tricks for choosing the best treats—and how to keep teeth healthy all year.

Boston University | Oct. 29, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

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Piranhas lose and regrow a bunch of teeth all at once

"The new teeth wear the old ones as 'hats' until they are ready to erupt. So, piranhas are never toothless..."

Michelle Ma-Washington | Oct. 18, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

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New forensics method works ‘backward’ to DNA

Proteomics, a new forensics tool, means "reading DNA when you don't have any DNA to read." Here's how the technique works.

Andy Fell-UC Davis | Sept. 18, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

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1-minute video: How to choose a toothbrush

How to choose a toothbrush? To pick the right one, you have to consider the needs of your hand, mouth, teeth, and gums.

Texas A&M University | Sept. 17, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

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2-million-year-old rhino tooth’s genetic info is the oldest ever

A new method is letting researchers get at the ancient proteins preserved in a rhino tooth fossil from almost 2 million years ago.

Cecilie Krabbe-Copenhagen | Sept. 12, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

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Do crocodile smiles hold the secret to regrowing teeth?

Rather than head to the dentist to stave off tooth decay, crocodiles just grow fresh chompers, research shows. Could we do the same one day?

Eric Stann-Missouri | Aug. 13, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

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Gorillas crack into walnuts despite having the wrong teeth

Gorillas have teeth that are best for chomping on fruit and leaves, so researchers were surprised to see them using brute force to bite into nuts.

Talia Ogliore-WUSTL | Aug. 9, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

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