It’s another sign of the Neanderthals’ high intelligence

‘Evidence from bones found at one of the world’s most important fossil sites suggests that our hominid predecessors may have dealt with extreme cold hundreds of thousands of years ago by sleeping through the winter…’ https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/dec/20/early-humans-may-have-survived-the-harsh-winters-by-hibernating?fbclid=IwAR2fwsWh1J_KGVLx-aDO-3nkqPd92adaKP9vyd4x54v0-qPq9KXhXVl9xxA

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What we need is a little care and effort become part of life’s equation. By Julie Peller PhD

The news on plastic waste continues to worsen. A research team led by the Woods Hole Institute recently released the outcomes of a study that evaluated plastic waste generated in the United States in 2016. In addition to many megatons of plastic waste illegally dumped in the United States, they discovered that nearly another megaton […]

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Fourth Sunday of Advent (Dec. 20) in Year B (Ormseth11) — Lutherans Restoring Creation

Bearing God into the World – Dennis Ormseth reflects on Christ’s birth opening space and time for the renewal of Earth. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year B (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16 Luke 1:46b-55 or Psalm 89: 1-4, 19-26 Romans 16:25-27… Fourth […]

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Pope Francis: Inequality and Injustice Make Peace Impossible — Millennial

Highlights from Pope Francis in chapter 7 of Fratelli Tutti: Those who work for tranquil social coexistence should never forget that inequality and lack of integral human development make peace impossible. (235) Nor does this mean calling for forgiveness when it involves renouncing our own rights, confronting corrupt officials, criminals or those who would debase […] […]

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The Pro-Life, Pro-Family Case for Economic Justice — Millennial

Photo by Standsome Worklifestyle Gracy Olmstead writes: This struggle is the focus of two recently published books: Alissa Quart’s Squeezed: Why Our Families Can’t Afford America, which came out in 2018, and Eichner’s The Free-Market Family: How the Market Crushed the American Dream (and How It Can Be Restored), published in January of this year. […] […]

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COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, and racial injustice. By Julie Peller Ph.D.

I wonder how many people make the connection between climate change and human health. A few weeks ago, I was part of a large remote audience for the National Academy of Medicine’s meeting. The prestigious science academy leaders outlined the three current, global, existential threats to human health: the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, and racial injustice. […]

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