Science news articles about 'human skull'

  • Early human skulls shaped for nut-cracking

    ... and dietary adaptations may have shaped the evolution of the earliest humans. An interdisciplinary, international team, involving GW ... Constantino, and Bernard Wood, studied ancient human skull structure and found that a 2 million-year ...
  • Human skull study causes evolutionary headache

    ... studying a unique collection of human skulls have shown that changes to the skull shape thought to have occurred independently through separate evolutionary events ...
  • Human skull found aboard Costa Concordia

    Ed AdamczykGENOA, Italy, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- A human skull was discovered on the wrecked cruise ship Costa Concordia by crews searching for the last victim not yet recovered.
  • Is Indy chasing a fake?

    ... were unknown but there were suggestions it was of ancient Mexican origin. Human skulls worn as ornaments and displayed on racks ... disappointing when an intriguing artefact like a crystal skull turns out not to be genuine. However, it is important to be precise ...
  • Of Hobbits and Humans

    ... . Photo by Stephen Alvarez It could be any human skull, but this one is in fact much smaller and comes with a lot ... paleoanthropologist Lee Berger discovered this skull and thousands of other human bones piled in corners, buried ...
  • Ultrasound shown to exert remote control of brain circuits

    ... stumbling block to using ultrasound noninvasively in the brain has been the skull. However, the acoustic frequencies utilized by Tyler ... that low-frequency ultrasound could be focused through human skulls. When asked about the potential of using his groups ...
  • Damien Hirst on his painting for On the Origin of Species

    ... to create a cover for this 150th anniversary edition of On the Origin of Species. This particular painting is called "Human skull in space" (oil on canvas), and, as in a lot ...
  • Early humans had 'jaws of steel'

    ... to open something hard, and she was right. Human skulls have small faces and teeth and are not well ... scan of a skull that is one of the most complete specimens of A. africanus that we have," said Spencer, researcher in ASU's Institute of Human Origins ...
  • Building a human brain

    ... much that the brain has actually outgrown the space in the human skull. It began to fold back on itself ... the surface area available for the billions of neurons in the human neo-cortex. Markram is working to develop ...
  • Bone implant offers hope for skull deformities

    ... . The material is currently being tested in experiments with rats. Human trials will depend upon the success of tests in animals. The human skull is not a smooth dome, but a patchwork of fused ...
  • Humans have a mighty bite

    ... of its kind, Australian researchers have found that the lightly built human skull has a far more efficient bite than those of the chimp ... using less-powerful jaw muscles. In short, the human skull does not have to be as robust because, for any ...
  • Henry Wellcome: from backwoods boy to medicine man

    ... steel Portuguese executioner's face-plate and a human skull, crusted with paint and plaster, that was used by New Guinean tribesman during dances held to honour ...
  • Ancient Britons drank from skulls

    The people occupying a cave in southwest England 14,700 years ago were drinking from cups fashioned from human skulls, scientists say.
  • Brain food: the history of skull drinking | Richard Sugg

    ... where huge bell shapes had been formed from human skulls and bones, along with a skeletal coat of arms and a chandelier fashioned from every bone in the human body. The skeletons had been disinterred because the site ...
  • How clear is our view of brain activity?

    ... techniques have become an integral part of the neurosciences. Methods that enable us to look through the human skull and right into the active brain have become ...

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