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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.

Actively engaging in Healthy Schools Program linked to reduced student obesity

Actively engaging in Healthy Schools Program linked to reduced student obesity June 3, 2015:

Schools that participated more in the nationwide Healthy Schools Program saw greater reductions in student obesity, says a new report by UC Berkeley researchers. However, schools that simply enrolled in the program and did not actively participate saw no changes to student health. The researchers evaluated 281 California schools enrolled in the program from 2006 to 2012.