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By Christina Larson The Associated Press

The way you speak now was shaped by what your ancestors ate

WASHINGTON — The way most of us speak today is shaped in part by how long ago our ancestors gave up chewing tough, raw meat.

It’s widely known that languages evolve as societies develop and change, but the sounds we utter are also shaped, literally, by the placement of our jaw and that is influenced by how we chew our food, researchers report Thursday in the journal Science.

China building boom uncovers buried dinosaurs, makes a star

YANJI, China — At the end of a street of newly built high-rises in the northern Chinese city of Yanji stands an exposed cliff face, where paleontologists scrape away 100 million-year-old rock in search of prehistoric bones.

Like many fossil excavation sites in China, this one was discovered by accident.