A Lost Roman Sauce, Earlier Puberty, Elephants Getting Tusks Back

Learn about a mysterious ancient Roman sauce; puberty happening earlier; and how elephants are getting their tusks back.

January 27, 2022

Garum, an ancient Roman sauce, mysteriously vanished — and culinarians can’t recreate it by Steffie Drucker

The reason puberty is happening sooner may be because our bodies time it with our nutrition by Grant Currin

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  • Philippa Roxby. (2021, November 3). The brain sensor discovery behind humans getting taller. BBC News; BBC News. https://www.bbc.com/news/health-59140359

Intense poaching led to the evolution of tuskless elephants, but the good news is that those tusks are making a comeback by Cameron Duke

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