Paleoanthropologists use models to show humans may have left Africa earlier than thought
Aging research goes to the dogs
From ancient alchemical quests to modern biological research, efforts to understand and combat human aging have borne few fruits. Now Cornell scientists aim to bridge the gap between lab research and aging's ...
New model shows moderate resource use, reduced economic inequality keys to sustainability
A new analytical tool adds human factors to a widely-used biological model of how animal populations interact, suggesting that human societies can reach a steady state that is sustainable when they do not over-deplete natural ...
Small step towards growing tissue in the lab
(Phys.org) —University of Adelaide mathematicians have devised a method for identifying how cell clusters have formed by analyzing an image of the cluster.
Research team implants human innate immune cells in mice
(Phys.org) —Overcoming a major limitation to the study of the origins and progress of human disease, Yale researchers report that they have transplanted human innate immune cells into mouse models, which ...
Split-second snapshots of protein development
The birth of a protein is one of the most fundamental aspects of life as we know it, yet, surprisingly, there is still a lot that scientists do not know about them.
Scientists develop a more effective molecular modeling process
It's difficult and time-consuming to produce accurate computer models of molecules, primarily because traditional modeling methods are limited in their ability to handle alternative molecular shapes and, consequently, are ...
Math explains history: Simulation accurately captures the evolution of ancient complex societies
The question of how human societies evolve from small groups to the huge, anonymous and complex societies of today has been answered mathematically, accurately matching the historical record on the emergence ...
Why is language unique to humans?
New research published today in Journal of the Royal Society Interface suggests that human language was made possible by the evolution of particular psychological abilities.
Researchers claim satellite data proves global warming caused by humans
Researchers hit virtual heads to make safer games
Two nearly identical softballs, both approved for league play, can have dramatically different effects when smacked into a player's head.
Dingo wrongly blamed for extinctions
Dingoes have been unjustly blamed for the extinctions on the Australian mainland of the Tasmanian tiger (or thylacine) and the Tasmanian devil, a University of Adelaide study has found.
Unprecedented control of genome editing in flies promises insight into human development, disease
In an era of widespread genetic sequencing, the ability to edit and alter an organism's DNA is a powerful way to explore the information within and how it guides biological function.
Researchers granted patent for system that fuses human and computer intelligence
In complex crisis situations involving military situation awareness, homeland security and other time-sensitive scenarios, teams of experts must often make difficult decisions within a narrow time frame. However, voluminous ...