High-resolution micro-CT scanning has shown that an Egyptian mummy thought to be a bird is really a stillborn human baby, a surprising discovery that's providing a rare glimpse into the complex cultural practices that existed some 2100 years ago.
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Back in 2003, a strange skeleton was discovered in a deserted Chilean town in the Atacama Desert. Featuring an elongated skull, sunken eye sockets, and an impossibly tiny body, some suggested it was of extraterrestrial origin. An updated genetic analysis confirms the skeleton as being human -- but with an unprecedented variety of mutations.
We don't remember what it was like to be a fetus. We don't remember what we heard or smelled, and we certainly don't remember what we saw. So fetuses, their development and their experiences are a natural curiosity. When and how do fetuses start taking part in the human experience? Can they recognise faces from the womb?