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September 3, 2015

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September 3, 2015

Older Adults Possess Important Forms of Expertise

Aug. 28, 2015 — New research on aging and skill development provides the most complete analysis to date of skill development in a traditional society. The results show that most skills essential to Tsimane survival ... read more

Aug. 6, 2015 — Understanding how and why we evolved such large brains is one of the most puzzling issues in the study of human evolution. A new study argues that carbohydrate consumption, particularly in the form ... read more

Ancient Chinese Archives Track Decline of Rare Apes

Aug. 5, 2015 — Historical records from China stretching back over 400 years have been used to track changes in the distribution of gibbons, which today are some of China's most threatened species. This is one ... read more

Aug. 3, 2015 — A new analysis of early hominin body size evolution suggests that the earliest members of the Homo genus (which includes our species, Homo sapiens) may not have been larger than earlier hominin ... read more

New Research on the Causes of the Viking Age

July 27, 2015 — The Viking hit-and-run raids on monastic communities such as Lindisfarne and Iona were the most infamous result of burgeoning Scandinavian maritime prowess in the closing years of the Eighth ... read more

July 23, 2015 — New research reveals that some of the earliest civilizations in the Middle East and the Fertile Crescent may have been affected by abrupt climate change. These findings show that while socio-economic ... read more

July 23, 2015 — New research has revealed abrupt warming, that closely resembles the rapid man-made warming occurring today, has repeatedly played a key role in mass extinction events of large animals, the ... read more

July 21, 2015 — An international team of researchers compared the genomes of 31 living Native Americans, Siberians and people from Oceania with 23 ancient Native American genomes to establish a timeline for the ... read more

July 21, 2015 — Native Americans living in the Amazon bear an unexpected genetic connection to indigenous people in Australasia, suggesting a previously unknown wave of migration to the Americas thousands of years ... read more

Archaeologists Use New Methods to Explore Move from Hunting, Gathering to Farming

July 21, 2015 — Between 8,000 and 12,000 years ago, in a transitional event known as the Neolithic Revolution, humans began to create and tend domestic ecosystems in various locations around the world, and ... read more

July 14, 2015 — Have you held the sword? Have you felt its weight? Have you felt how sharp and strong the blade is? A deadly weapon and symbol of power -- jewellery for a man, with 'magical properties'. ... read more

July 13, 2015 — If not for a single genetic mutation, each kernel on a juicy corn cob would be trapped inside a inedible casing as tough as a walnut shell. The mutation switches one amino acid for another at a ... read more

July 10, 2015 — Two of South Africa's most famous archaeological sites, Sibudu and Blombos, have revealed that Middle Stone Age groups who lived in these different areas, more than 1,000 km apart, used similar ... read more

July 9, 2015 — A team of forensic anthropologists has been working with the Forensic Anthropology Foundation of Guatemala to carry out two exhumations of graves containing victims extra judicially executed by the ... read more

July 8, 2015 — It is well known that large volcanic eruptions contribute to climate variability. A new study uses new evidence found in both ice cores and corresponding tree rings to show the timing and associated ... read more

July 3, 2015 — The brain hidden inside the oldest known Old World monkey skull has been visualized for the first time. The ancient monkey, known as Victoriapithecus, first made headlines in 1997 when its 15 ... read more

How Our Sense of Smell Evolved, Including in Early Humans

July 2, 2015 — A group of scientists has studied how our sense of smell has evolved, and has even reconstructed how a long-extinct human relative would have been able to ... read more

June 22, 2015 — New work on the skeletal remains of scarlet macaws found in an ancient Pueblo settlement indicates that social and political hierarchies may have emerged in the American Southwest earlier than ... read more

June 22, 2015 — Genetic analysis of a 40,000-year-old jawbone from Romania reveals that early modern humans interbred with Neanderthals when they first came to ... read more

June 18, 2015 — DNA from the 8,500-year-old skeleton of an adult man found in 1996, in Washington, is more closely related to Native American populations than to any other population in the world, according to an ... read more

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