Research challenges popular theory on origin of languages
International research involving the University of Adelaide has shed new light on the origins of some of the most widely spoken languages in the world.
Ancient wheat points to Stone Age trading links
(AP)—Britons may have discovered a taste for bread thousands of years earlier than previously thought, thanks to trade with more advanced neighbors on the European continent.
Archaeologists open the mysterious lead coffin found buried just feet from the former grave of King Richard III
A mysterious lead coffin found close to the site of Richard III's hastily dug grave at the Grey Friars friary has been opened and studied by experts from the University of Leicester.
Egypt unearths 3000-year-old tomb in southern city
Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities says American archeologists have discovered a 3000-year-old tomb with beautifully painted walls belonging to a nobleman who guarded the temple of the ancient deity Amun.
Study finds female entrepreneurs are discounted because of their gender
Starting a new business is challenging under the best of circumstances, but for female entrepreneurs, the uphill battle can be particularly steep.
Real estate bidding wars aren't going away
Frenzy, frustration and disappointment are what home buyers have come to dread about real estate bidding wars.
Precise dating of ancient charcoal found near a skull is helping reveal a unique period in prehistory
A partial human skull unearthed in 2008 in northern Israel may hold some clues as to when and where humans and Neanderthals might have interbred. The key to addressing this, as well as other important issues, ...
Geometry's least-packable shapes
If you've ever struggled to pack a bunch of suitcases into the trunk of your car, you've got some idea of a basic problem in materials science: if you throw a bunch of atoms or molecules together, how do ...
How to succeed in business without sucking up
Many people seem to think that landing a big-time appointment—like a spot on a company's board—is all about who you know.
Focus on exams 'hinders development of character' in British school children
Two new reports by the University of Birmingham's Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues have found that moral character is being squeezed out of children's education.
CT scan taken of mummified remains in statue
Nimoy inspired generations of sci-fi fans
For generations who've grown up on science fiction, not loving Leonard Nimoy was—as his Mr. Spock might say—highly illogical.
Nature journal to begin offering double-blind peer review
New assessment tool can predict successful teachers
A new video assessment tool that can inform teacher selection and hiring has implications for education reform.