The clime's speech: Data analysis supports prediction that human language is influenced by environmental factors
55,000-year-old skull links modern man in vicinity of Neanderthals
Modern Europeans have inherited about 4 percent of their genes from Neanderthals, meaning the two groups mated at some point in the past. But the question is, where and when?
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Researchers find mountain climbers from hierarchical societies have more success and more deaths
Probing the deep history of human genes and language
Brown University evolutionary biologist Sohini Ramachandran has joined with colleagues in publishing a sweeping analysis of genetic and linguistic patterns across the world's populations. Among the findings ...
Fossil ankles indicate Earth's earliest primates lived in trees
Earth's earliest primates have taken a step up in the world, now that researchers have gotten a good look at their ankles.
Automated method beats critics in picking great movies
Don't rely on the Academy Awards next month if you are seeking to know whether the movies deemed great today will survive the test of time.
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Two-faced fish clue that our ancestors 'weren't shark-like'
An investigation of a 415-million-year-old fish skull strongly suggests that the last common ancestor of all jawed vertebrates, including humans, was not very shark-like. It adds further weight to the growing ...
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Poll shows giant gap between what public, scientists think
The American public and U.S. scientists are light-years apart on science issues. And 98 percent of surveyed scientists say it's a problem that we don't know what they're talking about.
Individuals may fail to navigate complex tradeoffs in privacy decision-making
We leave a trail of data, both knowingly and unwittingly, with every swipe of a credit card, post on social media and query on a search engine.
Archeologist urges researchers to study Libya from afar during wartime
Long-necked 'dragon' discovered in China
University of Alberta paleontologists including PhD student Tetsuto Miyashita, former MSc student Lida Xing and professor Philip Currie have discovered a new species of a long-necked dinosaur from a skeleton ...