- Earliest Semitic Text Revealed In Egyptian Pyramid Inscription
The first public revelation of the earliest continuous Semitic text ever deciphered has taken place at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Spell from the Egyptian pyramid text states in a Semitic language, but written in hieroglyphics: "Mother snake, ...
Article - Administrator - Jan 30 2007 - 3:10am
- The Ancient Greeks Were In Better Shape Than Us And Didn't Have Gold's Gym
We may not be as fit as the people of ancient Athens, despite all that modern diet and training can provide, according to research by University of Leeds exercise physiologist, Dr Harry Rossiter. Dr Rossiter measured the metabolic rates of modern athletes ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 8 2007 - 7:32pm
- Biological Kinship: How We Know Our Relatives
Fundamental theories in evolutionary biology have long proposed that biological kinship is the foundation of the family unit. It not only creates the sense of altruism that exists among genetically related family members, but also establishes boundaries r ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 16 2007 - 11:27pm
- Practice Of Farming Reaches Back Farther Than Thought
Ancient people living in Panama were processing and eating domesticated species of plants like maize, manioc, and arrowroot at least as far back as 7,800 years ago – much earlier than previously thought – according to new research by a University of Calgar ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 21 2007 - 12:29am
- NYU Study Shows Diminished Sense Of Moral Outrage Key To Holding View That World Is Fair
People who see the world as essentially fair can just maintain this perception through a diminished sense of moral outrage, according to a study by researchers in New York University's Department of Psychology. The findings appear in the March issue ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 28 2007 - 11:52am
- Improved Predictions Of Warming-induced Extinctions Sought
In the March 2007 issue of BioScience, an international team of 19 researchers calls for better forecasting of the effects of global warming on extinction rates. The researchers, led by Daniel B. Botkin, note that although current mathematical models indi ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 6 2007 - 12:47am
- What Chimps Can Teach Women About Getting The Best Mate- The Estrus Synchrony Index
How do female chimps make sure they only get the best mates? By never wanting to reproduce at the same time, insuring that none of them have to settle for less. Female chimpanzees may have found a fool-proof way to ensure they mate with only the highest r ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 8 2007 - 2:13pm
- Physiological Evidence Of Subliminal Advertising
University College London researchers have found the first physiological evidence that invisible subliminal images do attract the brain's attention on a subconscious level. The wider implication for the study, published in Current Biology, is that te ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 8 2007 - 2:44pm
- Fossil Shows Human Growth At Least 160,000 Years Ago
The origins of modern humans continues to be one of the most hotly debated topics among anthropologists, and there is little consensus about where and when the first members of our species, Homo sapiens, became fully modern. While fossil evidence tells a ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 13 2007 - 5:05pm
- New Evidence Of 'human' Culture Among Primates
Fresh evidence that suggests monkeys can learn skills from each other, in the same manner as humans, has been uncovered by a University of Cambridge researcher. Dr Antonio Moura, a Brazilian researcher from the Department of Biological Anthropology, has d ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 24 2007 - 9:20pm