Best of Last Week – Halting photons, a peer review problem and circadian clock shifting from e-readers
Peer review could reject breakthrough manuscripts, study shows
Intensive agriculture may have exacerbated drought in ancient Maya city
Researchers use X-ray video of guineafowl walking through poppy seeds to create a 3-D model of how tracks get made
Best of Last Week – Replacing wires with light, physics mystery solved and link between vitamin D and depression
Earnings show less for left-handed, says study
Oldest engraving rewrites view of human history
Anthropologists on Wednesday said they had found the earliest engraving in human history on a fossilised mollusc shell some 500,000 years old, unearthed in colonial-era Indonesia.
King Richard III—case closed after 529 years: DNA and genealogical study confirms identity of remains
An international research team led by Dr Turi King from the University of Leicester Department of Genetics provides overwhelming evidence that the skeleton discovered under a car park in Leicester indeed ...
Leaves of ancient carnivorous plants found in Baltic amber
American mastodons made warm Arctic, subarctic temporary home 125,000 years ago
Existing age estimates of American mastodon fossils indicate that these extinct relatives of elephants lived in the Arctic and Subarctic when the area was covered by ice caps—a chronology that is at odds ...
Best of Last Week – Earth's invisible shield, a sound loud enough to bend light on a chip and toxic e-cigarettes
Most American presidents destined to fade from nation's memory, study suggests
American presidents spend their time in office trying to carve out a prominent place in the nation's collective memory, but most are destined to be forgotten within 50-to-100 years of their serving as president, ...
Fossils suggest ancestor of horses and rhinos originated on the Asian subcontinent while it was still an island
Working at the edge of a coal mine in India, a team of Johns Hopkins researchers and colleagues have filled in a major gap in science's understanding of the evolution of a group of animals that includes horses ...
Ancient DNA shows earliest European genomes weathered the Ice Age
A ground-breaking new study on DNA recovered from a fossil of one of the earliest known Europeans - a man who lived 36,000 years ago in Kostenki, western Russia - has shown that the earliest European humans' ...