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Controversial ‘Kennewick Man’ was an 8,500-year-old Native American

Controversial ‘Kennewick Man’ was an 8,500-year-old Native American June 18, 2015:

The discovery of an ancient human skeleton on the banks of the Columbia River in 1996 ignited a controversy when local Native Americans claimed the remains for reburial and scientists protested that they should first be studied. A new analysis of DNA from the bones by a team that includes IB professor Rasmus Nielsen concludes that the man probably was an ancestor of local tribes.

World’s science journalists are coming to Berkeley in 2017

World’s science journalists are coming to Berkeley in 2017 June 12, 2015:

The 2017 meeting of the World Federation of Science Journalists will be held in San Francisco, co-hosted by UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco.