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Friday, March 30
March 30, 2012

Earlier this week, the LDS Church announced its plans to dismantle the foundation of the old Provo Tabernacle¬†and donate its stones to the city. The nineteenth-century foundation was uncovered in preparation for the construction of a new tabernacle. Now a team of concerned citizens are circulating a petition asking to leave the foundation in place. […]

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Thursday, March 29
March 29, 2012

Bones from the foot of a hominin with an opposable big toe have been discovered in the Afar region of Ethiopia, where Australopithecus afarensisfossils have also been found. Both creatures lived some 3.4 million years ago, but while Lucy lived on the ground and walked upright, this new hominin could still climb trees. Bruce Latimer […]

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