Archive: 25/08/2006

How modern were European Neandertals?

Neandertals were much more like modern humans than had been previously thought, according to a re-examination of finds from one of the most famous palaeolithic sites in Europe by Bristol University archaeologist, Professor ...

dateAug 25, 2006 in Archaeology & Fossils
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Berries beneficial for brains

If humans are anything like rats, scientists at Tufts University in Boston may be on the road to discovering the fountain of youth for the human brain.

dateAug 25, 2006 in
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Suspicion lingers over bisphenol A and breast cancer

Bisphenol A, a common industrial chemical claimed to speed the growth of human breast and ovarian cancers, retains its carcinogenic properties even after being modified by body processes, report Indiana University and University ...

dateAug 25, 2006 in
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Cardiff's bees calculation sets industry buzzing

Researchers at Cardiff University's Manufacturing Engineering Centre (MEC) developed the procedure, or algorithm, after observing the "waggle dance" of bees foraging for nectar. The algorithm enables companies to maximise ...

dateAug 25, 2006 in Mathematics
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