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9 Science Stories You Can't Miss: The Weird New Humans Edition

This week scientists added a new branch to the human family tree. Here's that and other great science stories from BuzzFeed and around the web.

Posted on September 12, 2015, at 10:16 a.m. ET

1. Just Discovered: A New Human Species With Small Brains Who Buried Their Dead

A reconstruction of Homo naledi’s head by paleoartist John Gurche.
Mark Thiessen / National Geographic

A reconstruction of Homo naledi’s head by paleoartist John Gurche.

2. Quiz! Are You More Homo Erectus, Homo Naledi, Or Australopithecus Africanus?

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3. Scientists Shocked The World With A Brand New Species Of Man — But Who Owns The Bones?

A composite skeleton of H. naledi is surrounded by some of the hundreds of other fossil elements recovered from the cave.
National Geographic

A composite skeleton of H. naledi is surrounded by some of the hundreds of other fossil elements recovered from the cave.

4. Obama’s Alaska Trip Highlights History Of Arctic Mania

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5. I Got A Computer Chip Implanted Into My Hand. Here's How It Went.

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6. Experts Have Just Found Gas Leaking Out Of 1,000 Spots In New York City

Peter Aldhous for BuzzFeed News / Basemap by CartoDB, data by OpenStreetMap / Via Robert Jackson and Kaiguang Zhao

7. The Children Who Leave Autism Behind

Pep Boatella / Via pepboatella.com

8. Killing Off Wild Predators Is A Stupid Idea

Yathin S Krishnappa / Wikipedia / Via en.wikipedia.org

9. Why California's Pistachio Trees Are Shooting Blanks

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