Researchers use isotopic analysis to explore ancient Peruvian life
Mummies excavated nearly a century ago are yielding new information about past lifeways through work conducted in Arizona State University's Archaeological Chemistry Laboratory.
Creating love in the lab: The 36 questions that spark intimacy
Around the time of the Summer of Love in 1967, Arthur Aron, then a UC Berkeley graduate student in psychology, kissed fellow student Elaine Spaulding in front of Dwinelle Hall. What they felt at that moment ...
Ancient tablets displayed in Jerusalem fuel looting debate
At first glance, the ancient Babylonian tablets on exhibit for the first time at a Jerusalem museum look like nothing more than pockmarked lumps of clay.
Neanderthal groups based part of the their lifestyle on the sexual division of labor
Neanderthal communities divided some of their tasks according to their sex. This is one of the main conclusions reached by a study performed by the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), published in the ...
How a wedding engagement changes Twitter feeds
A researcher at the Georgia Institute of Technology has used Twitter as a lens to look into the lives of nearly 1,000 people who used the site to announce their wedding engagement. By comparing tweets before ...
Words used in Chinese books illuminate how a nation's values changed during reforms
As China has undergone rapid economic and social change in recent decades, an increase of individualistic values has been reflected in the word choices of Chinese authors.
Popular friends on social media can help save you from disasters
You may think your social media friends are only good for keeping you up with all the latest gossip and trends but research published today has found they can also help save you in the event of any natural ...
Digital games and learning: Study finds helpful features, gaps
A new report on how teachers use video games in classrooms identifies features they find most useful to track student learning, as well as gaps where better tools could help link games more closely to the curriculum.
New film footage reveals potential 'killer blow' to King Richard III
New film footage revealing for the first time details of the potential killer blow that claimed the life of King Richard III has been released by the University of Leicester.
Early hominids ate just about everything
Reconstructions of human evolution are prone to simple, overly-tidy scenarios. Our ancestors, for example, stood on two legs to look over tall grass, or began to speak because, well, they finally had something ...
The clime's speech: Data analysis supports prediction that human language is influenced by environmental factors
What factors motivate people to text while driving?
Nearly a third of adult drivers text while driving, despite the increased risk of accidents, stricter laws against it, and many awareness-raising efforts. What motivates this behavior and why it is so difficult to discourage ...
Down syndrome theory on Hobbit species doesn't hold to scrutiny
Claims that bones found in an Indonesian cave are not the remains of a new species of extinct hominin but more likely modern humans suffering from a chromosomal disorder have been disputed by a new look at ...
Indo-European languages emerged roughly 6,500 years ago on Russian steppes, new research suggests
Linguists have long agreed that languages from English to Greek to Hindi, known as 'Indo-European languages', are the modern descendants of a language family which first emerged from a common ancestor spoken thousands of ...