Study finds significant facial variation in pre-Columbian South America
A team of anthropology researchers has found significant differences in facial features between seven different pre-Columbian peoples they evaluated from what is now Peru – disproving a longstanding perception ...
Can penguins tell us how far the Cretaceous diving bird Hesperornis wandered?
Don't mess with Hesperornis. It was a flightless, aquatic Cretaceous bird that measured up to six feet long, had a beak lined with sharp teeth, and was partially responsible for the downfall of at least one ...
US attracting fewer educated, highly skilled migrants according to study
The U.S. economy has long been powered in part by the nation's ability to attract the world's most educated and skilled people to its shores.
Seagrass hitches a ride on ocean currents, marine life
WA scientists have unlocked the travel secrets of seagrass, including migration patterns which they say are key to safeguarding the plant's future.
Biggest ever linguistic survey on Twitter could find the next 'selfie' or 'twerk'
Academics from Aston University (UK) will analyse more than one billion tweets from the UK and US in a linguistic study to discover how new words emerge and spread.
Peering into the future: How cities grow
Migration patterns into and out of cities are the result of millions of individual decisions, which in turn are affected by thousands of factors like economics, location, politics, security, aesthetics, sentiments and others. ...
Study reveals why timing of bird migration is changing
Researchers at the University of East Anglia have found out why birds are migrating earlier and earlier each year.
'Hackathon' aimed at helping migrants, research
Journalists, activists and technology enthusiasts in 20 U.S. and Latin American cities will brainstorm and code their way toward understanding migration patterns across the Western Hemisphere this weekend, the latest effort ...
How red crabs on Christmas Island speak for the tropics
Each year, the land-dwelling Christmas Island red crab takes an arduous and shockingly precise journey from its earthen burrow to the shores of the Indian Ocean where weeks of mating and egg laying await.
Examining the source behind Sherpa mountain fitness
The Sherpa population in Tibet is world-renowned for their extraordinary high-altitude fitness, as most famously demonstrated by Tenzing Norgay's ability to conquer Mount Everest alongside Sir Edmund Hillary. The genetic ...
Ocean-sampling robot gliders tracking animals, providing storm data
Researchers from U.S. and Canadian institutions are teaming up for a coordinated launch of up to 14 autonomous ocean-monitoring gliders. The gliders will collect a unique and extensive set of oceanographic ...
Newly discovered tiger shark migration pattern might explain attacks near Hawaii
The migration of mature female tiger sharks during late summer and fall to the main Hawaiian Islands, presumably to give birth, could provide insight into attacks in that area, according to a University of Florida scientist.
Study finds loss of sea ice causes ecological changes
A new paper co-written by UM associate professor Mark Hebblewhite details ecological changes caused by a loss of Arctic sea ice.
Scientists have found new evidence to show how early humans migrated into Europe
Humans originated in Africa. But what route did they take as they began to disperse around the world 60,000 years ago? A new professor at the University of Huddersfield has played a key role in finding the answer to one ...