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Paleontological resources are a fragile and irreplaceable resource. Once damaged, destroyed, or improperly collected, their scientific and educational value may be greatly reduced or lost forever. The plundering and destruction of cultural and paleontological treasures has sadly become a highly lucrative business, and the BLM Office of Law Enforcement is heavily involved with the protection of fossils on lands administered by the BLM. You can also help prevent the loss of these invaluable resources by remaining vigilant while recreating on public lands. Please continue to educate yourself and others on the importance of preserving these cultural resources, which constitute a fragile and nonrenewable scientific record of the history of life on earth. If you see something, say something.
When modern humans migrated out of Africa between 100,000 and 60,000 years ago, they encountered and bred with Neanderthals, our close relatives living in Europe and Asia. For people of non-African descent, approximately 2 percent of their genome has some Neanderthal DNA. New research is investigating which components of the Neanderthal genome survive today—and what traits they influence.
HD 10180 is a sun with a bunch of planets. So far there are seven known planets and two that are probably there. The only one in the habitable zone is a gas giant, but maybe it has a moon with an atmosphere that we could go live on.