How Denisovans Survived and Thrived on ‘the Roof of the World’

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news about fascinating discoveries, scientific developments and more. CNN — Denisovans survived and thrived on the high Tibetan Plateau for more than 100,000 years, according to a new study. The research adds to scientific knowledge about the enigmatic ancient humans first identified in … Read more

Mosquitoes with EEE found in Massachusetts for first time in 2024

According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus was first detected in mosquitoes in Massachusetts in 2024. EEE was confirmed in mosquito samples collected June 30 in Carver in Plymouth County, DPH said. There have been no human or animal cases of EEE so far this year. The finding prompted … Read more

Texas judge blocks Attorney General Ken Paxton’s decision to close migrant shelter

A Texas district court judge on Tuesday blocked Texas’ attempt to close a decades-old network of migrant shelters near the U.S.-Mexico border, calling the actions of Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton “outrageous and unacceptable.” Paxton earlier this year demanded that Annunciation House, which operates several shelters for migrants and refugees, turn over documents identifying the … Read more