The enemy of my friend: Altruistic punishment in humans called into question
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Bronze Age bones offer evidence of political divination
Trying to divine the future of a precarious administration, "House of Cards" President Frank Underwood enters the inner sanctum with a trusted adviser. "It's really a crapshoot," the adviser says, and the ...
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First Nations migration dynamics are shaped by socioeconomic inequalities
Socio-economic inequalities between First Nations communities, and also between these communities and the non-Aboriginal population of Canada, determine the nature, the intensity and the direction of First Nations migration ...
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.
Kindergarten and crime: What's the link?
Children who are older when they start kindergarten do well in the short term, academically and socially. But as teenagers, these old-for-grade students are more likely to drop out and commit serious crimes, says new research ...
IQ of children in better-educated households is higher, study of twins indicates
Young adults who were raised in educated households develop higher cognitive ability than those who were brought up in less ideal environments, according to a new study conducted by researchers at Virginia Commonwealth Un ...
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Humans adapted to living in rainforests much sooner than thought
An international research team has shed new light on the diet of some of the earliest recorded humans in Sri Lanka. The researchers from Oxford University, working with a team from Sri Lanka and the University ...
Meet the super salamander, who very nearly ate your ancestors for breakfast
Say hello to one of the strangest creatures to ever call our planet home: a giant salamander-like amphibian that lurked in the waters of Europe more than 200m years ago. ...