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Researchers have found a new knee ligament, the anteriolateral ligament or ALL. This runs from the thigh to the shinbone, and could protect the knee joint when people twist or change direction.

Dinosaurs were not necessarily all cold-blooded – researchers have found similar bone structures in mammals as are seen in dinosaurs. This dark layer, called fibromellar tissue, indicates periods of fast growth.

Read the original paper in Nature.

Analysis of a Siberian cave girl’s genome links ancient and modern humans, and shows that she had brown hair, eyes and skin.  The DNA comes from a fragment of finger bone found in the Denisova Cave in the Altai Mountains in East Central Asia. The bone is thought to be 30,000 to 50,000 years old.

Sunshine on your skin triggers your body to make vitamin D, which prevents bone and muscle problems, including rickets, and might even cut your risk of developing multiple sclerosis.

Try to get fifteen minutes in every day when you can, but don’t get burned.

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