Secrets of dinosaur ecology found in fragile amber
Ryan McKellar's research sounds like it was plucked from Jurassic Park: he studies pieces of amber found buried with dinosaur skeletons. But rather than re-creating dinosaurs, McKellar uses the tiny pieces ...
Anthropology unlocks clues about Roman gladiators' eating habits
Roman gladiators ate a mostly vegetarian diet and drank ashes after training as a tonic. These are the findings of anthropological investigations carried out on bones of warriors found during excavations ...
Everglades trail surveyed for cultural artifacts
Archaeologists are poking through the muck under a boardwalk in Everglades National Park, looking for evidence of a prehistoric culture.
Mammalian bones provide clues to early human activity
Archaeologist Carly Monks will excavate caves near Leeman, in WA's Mid West, to find signs of human activity dating back 6,000 years to the mid-Holocene period.
Digital native fallacy: Teachers still know better when it comes to using technology
Members of today's younger Net Generation aren't more tech savvy than their teachers just because they were born into a world full of computers. In fact, if it weren't for the coaxing and support of their ...
Autocratic leaders who sign human-rights treaties seek political gain, not material benefits, study says
Since World War II, more than 45 international human-rights treaties have been signed by many of the world's roughly 200 countries. But why do some states sign such accords, especially if they lack a strong ...
Highly connected CEOs more likely to broker mergers and acquisitions that harm firms
Chief executive officers with extensive social connections to board members, executives at other firms, bankers and other financial market participants initiate mergers and acquisitions more frequently and ...
Dig site identifies complete prehistoric Greek pottery workshop
A University of Kansas professor is part of a research team in eastern Crete that has identified the most complete existing record of a prehistoric Greek pottery workshop.
Maternity burden on small business overstated, finds new review
Small business owners over-estimate the burden of providing maternity protection to their staff a new review, conducted by a team of experts from Middlesex University for the International Labour Organization, has revealed ...
Researchers study why we buy so much for Christmas
The mindset of shoppers can be divided into two groups, say researchers: those focused on avoiding risk and opportunity-seekers who respond to messages about maximising pleasure.
Migrant employment on the rise
Skilled migrants are enjoying better jobs and higher levels of employment thanks to a shift in policy, according to a new study by the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research at the University ...
Parents benefit from Head Start program, pattern especially strong in African-Americans
Head Start programs may help low-income parents improve their educational status, according to a new study by Northwestern University researchers.
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