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Humanity’s ancestors and the evolving journey of prehumans

VATICAN (CNS): As a follow-up to a 2013 symposium on the origin and evolution of humans, the Pontifical Academy of Sciences held a workshop at the Vatican from April 12 to 13, to discuss the latest discoveries about humanity’s earliest ancestors, where they lived and what they may have looked like millions of years ago.

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Scientists must help health of planet and its people

VATICAN (CNS): Speaking on November 12 to members and experts invited to the plenary session of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, Pope Francis called on scientists worldwide to serve humanity and the health of the planet, which means they must also propose viable solutions to problems and persuade government leaders and policy makers to implement them.

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