Ig Nobel winner: Using pork to stop nosebleeds
There's some truth to the effectiveness of folk remedies and old wives' tales when it comes to serious medical issues, according to findings by a team from Detroit Medical Center.
World population to keep growing this century, hit 11 billion by 2100
Using modern statistical tools, a new study led by the University of Washington and the United Nations finds that world population is likely to keep growing throughout the 21st century. The number of people ...
New branch added to European family tree
The setting: Europe, about 7,500 years ago. Agriculture was sweeping in from the Near East, bringing early farmers into contact with hunter-gatherers who had already been living in Europe for tens of thousands ...
Pottery shards offer evidence of pulque production in prehispanic Mesoamerica
New hadrosaur noses into spotlight
Call it the Jimmy Durante of dinosaurs – a newly discovered hadrosaur with a truly distinctive nasal profile. The new dinosaur, named Rhinorex condrupus by paleontologists from North Carolina State Univer ...
'Lost chapel' skeletons found holding hands after 700 years
Some relationships last a lifetime – and University of Leicester archaeologists have discovered that they can last even longer after unearthing two skeletons at a lost chapel in Leicestershire that have ...
Lunadong fossils support theory of earlier dispersal of modern man
(Phys.org) —Scientists are now considering the possibility that the exodus of modern man from Africa may have been earlier than 60,000 years ago as traditionally thought. Christopher Bae, a paleoanthropologist ...
Researcher figures out how sharks manage to act like math geniuses
Forensic sleuths sketch Richard III's brutal end (Update)
King Richard III likely perished at the hands of assailants who hacked away pieces of his scalp and rammed spikes or swords into his brain as the helmetless monarch knelt in the mud.
Capturing ancient Maya sites from both a rat's and a 'bat's eye view'
A trip to the Guatemalan jungle usually nets a few souvenirs: Photographs of Maya ruins, bragging rights about encounters with venomous snakes, perhaps a bug bite or two.
Pairing social networks with social motives to close the science gap
Scientists make discoveries everyday, but that doesn't mean the findings are put into common practice.
Research shows that working together boosts motivation
(Medical Xpress)—When people are treated as partners working together with others – even when physically apart – their motivation increases, according to new Stanford research.
Researchers outline recommendations to improve scientific decision-making
The public dialogue surrounding whether to vaccinate children is one example of how poor communication of science can cause confusion and worsen people's health and lives. Many other issues – from climate change to nuclear ...
Divers sure of new finds from 'ancient computer' shipwreck
Archaeologists set out Monday to use a revolutionary new deep sea diving suit to explore the ancient shipwreck where one of the most remarkable scientific objects of antiquity was found.