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Bad social policy, not ideology, blamed for the Arab world's downward spiral
The rapid rise of ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) to global notoriety has taken observers of Middle East politics by surprise. All of a sudden, a new Islamist political movement has stunningly upstaged ...
Fossils of tiny, unknown hedgehog identified
Meet perhaps the tiniest hedgehog species ever: Silvacola acares. Its roughly 52-million-year-old fossil remains were recently identified by a University of Colorado Boulder-led team working in British Columb ...
Affirmative action elicits bias in pro-equality Caucasians
New research from Simon Fraser University's Beedie School of Business indicates that bias towards the effects of affirmative action exists in not only people opposed to it, but also in those who strongly endorse equality.
World's largest solar boat on Greek prehistoric mission
The world's largest solar boat, the catamaran PlanetSolar, will embark on a Greek mission to find one of the oldest sites inhabited by man in Europe, an organiser said Monday.
Do daughters really cause divorce? Maybe not
In the U.S., couples with daughters are somewhat more likely to divorce than couples with sons. Many scholars have read those numbers as evidence that daughters cause divorce.
Closer look at ancient giant sea scorpion suggests poor vision limited its hunting abilities
Bible museum planned for US capital
The devout Christian family that upended a part of President Barack Obama's health care law aims to open a Bible museum in Washington in 2017, a spokesperson for the project said Friday.
The economic territory of Upper Palaeolithic groups is specified by flint
Never before had the mobility patterns and management of lithic resources in the Upper Palaeolithic been determined so precisely. The study of flint remains found in the open-air Ametzagaina site in Donostia-San ...
Footprints suggest tyrannosaurs were gregarious
Scientists in western Canada have discovered the fossilized footprints of three tyrannosaurs that suggest these fearsome predators may have hunted in packs.
Roman road discovered on an archaeological dig shows pot hole repairs
(Phys.org) —The excavation at Ipplepen, run by the University of Exeter, is back on site following the discovery of a complex series of archaeological features thought to be part of the largest Romano-British ...
Reconstructing prehistoric languages
When University of Kentucky student Erica Mattingly enrolled in one of Andrew M. Byrd's linguistics courses, she had no idea she would be rewriting history—or at least re-speaking it.
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Fossils unearthed at California construction site
Giant teeth from a 40-foot (12-meter)-long shark and portions of what could turn out to be an entire whale skeleton are among the hundreds of fossils being carefully unearthed at a dam construction site in California's Silicon ...