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

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Published Jan 27, 2022, 8:00 AM

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

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

  • Scientists discover how our brain uses nutritional state to regulate growth and age at puberty. (2021, November 3). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/933435 
  • Lam, B. Y. H., Williamson, A., Finer, S., Day, F. R., Tadross, J. A., Gonçalves Soares, A., Wade, K., Sweeney, P., Bedenbaugh, M. N., Porter, D. T., Melvin, A., Ellacott, K. L. J., Lippert, R. N., Buller, S., Rosmaninho-Salgado, J., Dowsett, G. K. C., Ridley, K. E., Xu, Z., Cimino, I., & Rimmington, D. (2021). MC3R links nutritional state to childhood growth and the timing of puberty. Nature, 599(7885), 436–441. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-021-04088-9 
  • 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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