Researchers create methylation maps of Neanderthals and Denisovans, compare them to modern humans
Today women take an active part in public life. Without a doubt, they also converse with other women. In fact, they even talk to each other about other things besides men. As banal as it sounds, this is far ...
Cougars' diverse diet helped them survive the Pleistocene mass extinction
Cougars may have survived the mass extinction that took place about 12,000 years ago because they were not particular about what they ate, unlike their more finicky cousins—the saber-tooth cat and American ...
Paleoanthropologists use models to show humans may have left Africa earlier than thought
Genetic testing shows Neanderthals less diverse than modern humans
Lead in 'tap-water' in ancient Rome up to 100 times more than local spring waters
Drones unearth more details about Chaco culture
Recently published research describes how archaeologists outfitted a customized drone with a heat-sensing camera to unearth what they believe are ceremonial pits and other features at the site of an ancient village in New ...
Scientist discovers ancient species of assassin fly
(Phys.org) —National Museum of Natural History scientist Torsten Dikow discovered and named a new species of assassin fly, Burmapogon bruckschi, after studying the first two specimens ever preserved in Bur ...
Hyperbolic homogeneous polynomials, oh my!
Cutting-edge mathematics today, at least to the uninitiated, often sounds as if it bears no relation to the arithmetic we all learned in grade school. What do topology and combinatorics and n-dimensional ...
Not just the poor live hand-to-mouth
When the economy hits the skids, government stimulus checks to the poor sometimes follow. Stimulus programs—such as those in 2001, 2008 and 2009—are designed to boost the economy quickly by getting cash ...
Archaeologists, tribe clash over Native remains
Archaeologists and Native Americans are clashing over Indian remains and artifacts that were excavated during a construction project in the San Francisco Bay Area, but then reburied at an undisclosed location.
Change 'authoritarian' football culture to produce future stars, says research
Premier League soccer stars are subjecting their club's junior players to regular insults and practical jokes in a humiliating rite of passage, the British Sociological Association's annual conference in Leeds heard today.
Micro-scale technique helps preserve rock art legacy
An interdisciplinary team has used a new technique known as plasma oxidation to produce radio carbon dates for paint fragments as small as 10 micrograms in width.
Supporters of climate change science face self-doubt in study
(Phys.org) —Supporting an issue such as climate change can be a daunting task, so what keeps advocates going while avoiding burnout?