Anthropology

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