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The Wisdom in Neanderthal Cave Campfire Design

Learning to control fire was an important milestone in human development. Prehistoric people used fire for cooking, heat, and keeping predators away. But one question that has puzzled experts is how Neanderthals were able to use fire in a cave without causing conditions that would make it hard to survive. Listen to learn how recent research has helped solve that puzzle and has also revealed the ingenuity of our prehistoric ancestors.


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  • What was one of Malala Yousafzai’s first experiences with the dangers of religious extremism?
  • After miraculously surviving her attack, what has Malala focused her work on?
  • What is the message that Malala is trying to send to those in power?
  • What does Malala want to do in the future?
  • What are the goals of Malala’s mission to support girls?

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  • What is your opinion on Malala’s message about the power of education?
  • Why do you think that ISIS might want to silence people like Malala?

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