- Women: Moved In With A Boyfriend More Than Once? Marriage Chances Are Slim
A new study in the Journal of Marriage and Family found that serial cohabiters are less likely than single-instance cohabiting unions to result in marriage and, if serial cohabiters do marry, divorce rates are very high. Daniel T. Lichter of Cornell Univer ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 6 2008 - 2:29pm
- Hadropithecus- Rare Extinct Lemur Skeleton Gets Assembled After 100 Years
Scientists in Madagascar, at the American Museum of Natural History in New York and the Vienna Natural History Museum and at the University of Massachusetts Amherst now have a nearly complete skeleton of a rare species of extinct lemur to study thanks to a ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 15 2008 - 12:46pm
- 4,600 Year Old Burial Site Contains Oldest 'Nuclear Family'
Researchers dated remains from four multiple burials discovered in Germany in 2005 and found that the 4,600-year-old graves contained groups of adults and children buried facing each other – an unusual practice in Neolithic culture. One of the graves was ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 17 2008 - 5:45pm
- Souls And Stones- Death Rites Of The Iron Age
Archaeologists in southeastern Turkey have discovered an Iron Age chiseled stone slab that provides the first written evidence in the region that people believed the soul was separate from the body. University of Chicago researchers will describe the disc ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 18 2008 - 5:03pm
- Sunday Science Book Club, December 14 2008
The Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey, Spencer Wells Random House, 2002 Spencer Wells, in his short, accessible book designed to accompany a similarly titled documentary film, describes the deep history of humans as it has been inscribed in Y chromosomes. ...
Article - Michael White - Feb 20 2009 - 3:07pm
- Ancient African Exodus 60,000 Years Ago Mostly Men
Even 60,000 years ago men had the wanderlust more than women. Or they left families behind until they knew what they would find. For one reason or another, the modern humans left Africa in a migration that many believe was responsible for nearly all of t ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 21 2008 - 6:38pm
- Climate Change Or Competition? The Neanderthal Extinction Debate Goes On
In a recently conducted study, a multidisciplinary French-American research team reported that Neanderthal extinction was principally a result of competition with Cro-Magnon populations, rather than the consequences of climate change. ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 29 2008 - 3:54pm
- Dual Genetic Origin For First Americans, Says Study
The first people to arrive in America traveled as at least two separate groups to arrive in their new home at about the same time, according to new genetic evidence published Current Biology. ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 9 2009 - 12:56am
- What Happened In Oetzi The Glacier Man's Last Days?
Investigators from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München and a Bolzano colleague have written another chapter in a murder case over 5,000 years old. New investigations reconstructed the chronology of the injuries that Oetzi, the glacier man preserved as ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 28 2009 - 12:32pm
- Chacoans Drank Chocolate in North America
A mystery is solved for me today: the "flies" on my rice paper plant flowers are the wild native bees that make honey! The ancients of the Americas hunted for the honey of the stingless, domestic-fly-size bees, Trigonae and Meliponoae, for examp ...
Blog Post - Hatice Cullingford - Feb 5 2009 - 4:34pm