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Weighing atomic nuclei helps to answer far reaching questions in physics. As an example, how stars produce elements. However, to measure the mass of short-lived atomic nuclei scientists need to make use of sophisticated devices.
Ten years after analyzing the human genome scientists have unravelled the DNA of the Neanderthals. The result: Homo sapiens and Neanderthals intermingled. Thus, there is a bit of Neanderthal in most of us.