- Man's Earliest Direct Ancestors Looked More Apelike Than Previously Believed
Modern man"s earliest known close ancestor was significantly more apelike than previously believed, a New York University College of Dentistry professor has found. A computer-generated reconstruction by Dr. Timothy Bromage, a paleoanthropologist and ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 24 2007 - 10:35am
- Power And Sexual Harassment-- Men And Women See Things Differently
In the hands of the wrong person, power can be dangerous. That's especially the case in the workplace, where the abuse of power can lead to sexual harassment. Issues of power, workplace culture and the interpretation of verbal and non-verbal communic ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 3 2007 - 6:56pm
- Anthropologist Finds Earliest Evidence Of Maize Farming In Mexico
A Florida State University anthropologist has new evidence that ancient farmers in Mexico were cultivating an early form of maize, the forerunner of modern corn, about 7,300 years ago- 1,200 years earlier than scholars previously thought. Professor Mary P ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 9 2007 - 6:56pm
- Economics Experiment Finds People Believe In Equality
The rich don't get richer-- at least not in laboratory games. According to a new study of behavioral economics, published in the April 12, 2007 issue of Nature, people will spend their own money to make the rich less rich and the poor less poor. They ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 11 2007 - 12:46pm
- Higher Diabetes Among Indigenous People Social, Not Genetic, Researchers Say
The high rate of diabetes among indigenous people is not due to their genetic heritage, according to a recently published study. The study was authored by Dr Yin Paradies, an epidemiologist from Darwin's Menzies School of Health Research along with t ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 16 2007 - 1:59pm
- The Emerging Fate Of The Neanderthals
For nearly a century, anthropologists have been debating the relationship of Neanderthals to modern humans. Central to the debate is whether Neanderthals contributed directly or indirectly to the ancestry of the early modern humans that succeeded them. As ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 23 2007 - 4:32pm
- Shhh... People Don't Always Tell You What They Know
What a person says is not necessarily an indication of what that person knows because speech is motivated by social circumstances and the desire to influence the listener. Two researchers at the University of Missouri-Columbia have applied this principle t ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 30 2007 - 1:54pm
- Does City Life Make Birds Lazy?
Urbanization changes landscapes and local environments, which can alter the life histories and traits of the creatures living in and around these areas. Studying European blackbirds (Turdus merula), Jesko Partecke and Eberhard Gwinner (Max Planck Institute ...
Article - News Staff - May 1 2007 - 4:32pm
- Revealing The Origins Of Morality-- Good And Evil, Liberal And Conservative
How much money would it take to get you to stick a pin into your palm? How much to stick a pin into the palm of a child you don’t know? How much to slap a friend in the face (with his or her permission) as part of a comedy skit? Well, what about slapping y ...
Article - News Staff - May 18 2007 - 1:01am
- Research Reveals Clues To Mysteries Of Physical Attractiveness
Score one for body language: It seems that body shape and the way people walk hold major cues to their attractiveness to others, according to collaborative research findings published by Texas A&M University professor Louis G. ...
Article - News Staff - May 23 2007 - 12:02pm