Study shows more than half of peer-reviewed research articles published during 2007-2012 are now open access
Megalodon shark became extinct 2.6 million years ago
(Phys.org) —A new University of Florida study dismisses claims that megalodon is still alive by determining a date of extinction for the largest predatory shark to ever live.
New evidence on Neanderthal mixing
New research on a 45,000-year-old Siberian thighbone has narrowed the window of time when humans and Neanderthals interbred to between 50,000 and 60,000 years ago, and has shown that modern humans reached ...
Oldest DNA ever found sheds light on humans' global trek
Scientists said Wednesday they had unravelled the oldest DNA ever retrieved from a Homo sapiens bone, a feat that sheds light on modern humans' colonisation of the planet.
Goofy dinosaur blends Barney and Jar Jar Binks (w/ Video)
Nearly 50 years ago, scientists found bones of two large, powerful dinosaur arms in Mongolia and figured they had discovered a fearsome critter with killer claws.
Insider trading study shows stronger enforcement
The first major study of the enforcement of Australia's insider trading laws has shown the number of insider trading cases brought by the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) is increasing, ...
Report shines spotlight on incapacitating chemical agent weapons
A new report out today (Thursday 23 October), authored by researchers in our Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies, has highlighted how contemporary chemical and life science research ...
Data indicate there is no immigration crisis
Is there an "immigration crisis" on the U.S.-Mexico border? Not according to an examination of historical immigration data, according to a new paper from Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy.
Study examines effects of credentialing, personalization
Chris Gamrat, a doctoral student in learning, design and technology, recently had his study—completed alongside Heather Zimmerman, associate professor of education; Jaclyn Dudek, a doctoral student studying learning, design ...
The 2011 English summer riots: Courts accused of 'collective hysteria'
A review of sentencing following the 2011 English riots has shown that sentences were much harsher than realised at first.
No silver bullet: Study identifies risk factors of youth charged with murder
News of a school shooting or a homicide involving a teenage suspect always leads to the question of why? It is human nature to want an explanation or someone to blame, and policymakers try to pinpoint a cause in an effort ...
The unexpected benefits of adjustable rate mortgages
Using loan level data matched to consumer credit records, researchers have been able to determine that a reduction in mortgage payments of as little as $150 a month spurred a reduction in mortgage defaults and an increase ...
Ancient Europeans intolerant to lactose for 5,000 years after they adopted agriculture
By analysing DNA extracted from the petrous bones of skulls of ancient Europeans, scientists have identified that these peoples remained intolerant to lactose (natural sugar in the milk of mammals) for 5,000 ...
Combating bullying in New Zealand
Victoria University of Wellington's Accent Learning is rolling out a new bullying prevention programme for schools—a first for the Southern Hemisphere.