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Amina Khan

Amina Khan is a science writer covering a broad range of topics, from Mars rovers to linguistics to bio-inspired engineering — but she’s perhaps best known for her repeated and brutal attacks on the office snack table. She surfs and snowboards in her spare time.
Extinct species of gibbon discovered in an unlikely place — the tomb of a Chinese noblewoman

A new genus and species of gibbon has been identified in the most unexpected of places — interred in the tomb of an ancient Chinese noblewoman. The remains represent the first documented evidence of ape extinction following the last ice age.

After years of searching, scientists can finally account for all the normal matter in the universe

So-called “normal” matter — the stuff we’re made of — makes up only 5% of the universe, and more than half of it is missing. With the help of X-ray observations of a distant quasar, scientists now say they have found it.

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