Dust may have controlled ancient human civilization

When early humans began to travel out of Africa and spread into Eurasia over a hundred thousand years ago, a fertile region around the eastern Mediterranean Sea called the Levant served as a critical gateway between northern ...

Mimicking bug eyes could brighten reflective signs and clothes

That bright, reflective coating used on road signs, bicycles and clothing are important safety measures at night. They help drivers get to their destinations while avoiding bicyclists and pedestrians in low-light conditions. ...

Guilt helps sell self-improvement products, new study finds

Guilt can be a powerful tool for motivating self-improvement, according to a new study from UBC's Sauder School of Business. Researchers found that when people feel they're "coming up short" in any area of their lives, they ...

S. African officials use Twitter for Mandela news

Nelson Mandela's health scares send Twitter into overdrive, but South African officials made savvier use of social media to keep the world informed on the global icon's latest medical woe.

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