- Study Reveals Insect 'supersociety'
How social or altruistic behavior evolved has been a central and hotly debated question, particularly by those researchers engaged in the study of social insect societies of ants, bees and wasps. ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 20 2007 - 2:02pm
- How Much Money Would It Take For You To Become Black?
When white Americans were asked in a new study to pick a dollar amount they would have to be paid to live the rest of their lives as a black person, most requested less than $10,000. A minor thing. In contrast, study participants said they would have to be ...
Article - Hank Campbell - Jun 26 2007 - 10:08pm
- Turn Off TV To Teach Toddlers New Words
Toddlers learn their first words better from people than from Teletubbies, according to new research at Wake Forest University. The study was published in the June 21 issue of Media Psychology. Children younger than 22 months may be entertained, but they d ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 27 2007 - 5:38pm
- Open Source Science- The Genographic Project And Mapping The Genetic Signature Of Migration
The Genographic Project is studying the genetic signatures of ancient human migrations and creating an open-source research database. It allows members of the public to participate in a real-time anthropological genetics study by submitting personal sample ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 30 2007 - 12:23pm
- The Symbolism Of Ritual Fires
African societies, including those of the Bwaba of Burkina Faso and the Bassar of northern Togo, consider certain natural sites located on their territory as sacred. With each of these places these communities associate supernatural beings, kinds of spirit ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 2 2007 - 9:43pm
- Free Lunch Isn't Only Not Free, It Could Also Be Societally Disastrous
Freeloaders can live on the fruits of the cooperation of others, but their selfishness can have long-term consequences, reports an evolutionary biologist from The University of Texas at Austin in a new study. “There is a historical dimension to cooperation ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 4 2007 - 11:28am
- Could Global Warming Lead To Global Warring?
By looking at temperature fluctuations and reduced agricultural production in eastern China's past, David Zhang from the University of Hong Kong and his colleagues say they can predict the geopolitics of global warming's future. They found that w ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 9 2007 - 11:03am
- New Research Proves Single Origin Of Humans In Africa
New research has proved the single origin of humans theory by combining studies of global genetic variations in humans with skull measurements across the world. The research, at the University of Cambridge and funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sci ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 18 2007 - 9:55am
- How Did Our Ancestors Cope With Abrupt Climate Change?
The driving forces behind major shifts in recent human evolution and adaptation have been the subject of intense debate for more than 100 years. ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 22 2007 - 11:33am
- Hand Gestures Improve Learning
Kids asked to physically gesture at math problems are nearly three times more likely than non-gesturers to remember what they’ve learned. In today’s issue of the journal Cognition, a University of Rochester scientist suggests it’s possible to help children ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 25 2007 - 2:09pm