- Beringian Standstill: Ancient Baby Genetics Boost Bering Land Bridge Layover Hypothesis
Scientists have deciphered maternal genetic material from two babies buried together at an Alaskan campsite 11,500 years ago and found the infants had different mothers and were the northernmost known kin to two lineages of Native Americans found farther ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 26 2015 - 3:13pm
- Early Humans Caused Ancient Australian Extinction
New data presented at the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology meetings in Dallas, Texas, implicates early humans in the extinction of large mammals, birds and lizards in Australia. The "Anthropocene" has been with us for thousands of years, it se ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 29 2015 - 7:35am
- 20 Percent Of Ethnic School Girls Think They Don't Need HPV Vaccine
Around 20 per cent of girls from ethnic minority backgrounds are not being vaccinated against the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) because they feel they don't need it, according to a Cancer Research UK survey presented today at the National Cancer Resear ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 2 2015 - 12:00am
- How Anti-Smoking Messages Backfire
Public health policies targeted at smokers may actually have the opposite effect for some people trying to quit, according to a paper which indicates that stigmatizing smoking can, in some cases, make it harder for people to quit because they become angry ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 2 2015 - 4:21pm
- Airbnb Hasn't Just Changed Hotel Stays, It's Changed Travel Patterns
Have you ever used Airbnb or other hotel replacement services when traveling? If yes, you are likely to travel more than you used to, you choose your destination from among a wider set of alternatives, and you are more active in your destination, accordin ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 9 2015 - 7:01am
- Chimpanzee Language Claims- Lost In Translation By Anthropologists
A paper published earlier this year claiming chimpanzees can learn each others' language is not supported by others who looked at the work. The paper published in Current Biology in February centered on the examination of two sets of chimpanzees in t ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 7 2015 - 4:18pm
- Anti-Vaccination Websites: Select "Science" And A Lot Of Anecdotes
An analysis of nearly 500 anti-vaccination websites found that over two-thirds used what they represented as scientific evidence to support the idea that vaccines are dangerous and nearly one-third contained anecdotes that reinforced the perception. ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 4 2015 - 10:55am
- Wussification? Emotionally Supportive Relationships Linked To Lower Testosterone
Want to hyphenate your last name to include your wife's? Is "Three Men and a Baby" your favorite movie? If you are a man, these and other distinguishing characteristics probably mean you have lower testosterone. ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 10 2015 - 9:12pm
- Human Have Been Using Beeswax For 8,000 Years
It may seem like bees are suddenly all the rage in environmental fundraising campaigns today but they have been important to human culture- for almost as long as modern farming, humans have been interested in bees and the products they produce. ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 15 2015 - 12:37pm
- Ice Age Isolation Led To 'Fourth Strand' Of European Ancestry
Human remains dating back to the Late Upper Palaeolithic period over 13,000 years ago has revealed a previously unknown "fourth strand" of ancient European ancestry. This new lineage stems from populations of hunter-gatherers that split from we ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 16 2015 - 8:50am