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Ongoing evolution among modern humans

8 years ago from Physorg

( -- It has long been the common perception that once modern humans appeared more than 50,000 years ago, little has changed in human biology.

Thai hill farmers help preserve genetic diversity of rice

8 years ago from Science Daily

Traditional rice cultivation methods practiced in the isolated hillside farms of Thailand are helping preserve the genetic diversity of rice, one of the world's most important food crops, according to...

Ancient fossil may solve baleen whale mystery

8 years ago from MSNBC: Science

The origins of the largest animals in the world, the baleen whales, might be rooted in the mud, which they potentially sucked up like vacuum cleaners, analysis of a bizarre...

"Lost" Amazon Complex Found; Shapes Seen by Satellite

8 years ago from National Geographic

Hundreds of circles, squares, and other geometric shapes once hidden by forest hint at a previously unknown ancient society that flourished in the Amazon, a new study says.

Female salary hagglers unlikeable

8 years ago from Science Alert

Women who try to negotiate their salaries are viewed as competent but less 'likeable' by their colleagues, research has found.

The elusive G-spot 'doesn't appear to exist'

The elusive erogenous zone said to exist in some women may be a myth, say researchers who have hunted for it.

Ancient koalas ate wider diet

8 years ago from Science Alert

According to research on skull fragments, prehistoric koalas had a varied diet – unlike modern koalas, who subsist on eucalyptus leaves.

Mystery of San Francisco's lost sea lions 'solved'

Scientists in the US believe they may have solved the riddle of San Francisco's vanishing sea lions.

Finding the right boot camp

8 years ago from LA Times - Health

A boot camp that fits you Finding a boot camp is relatively easy, but finding one that's fun and meets your fitness goals may take some work.

Relic reveals Noah's ark was circular

8 years ago from The Guardian - Science

• Newly translated tablet gives building instructions• Amateur historian's find was almost overlookedThat they processed aboard the enormous floating wildlife collection two-by-two is well known. Less familiar, however, is the possibility that the...

First molars provide insight into evolution of great apes, humans

8 years ago from

The timing of molar emergence and its relation to growth and reproduction in apes is being reported by two scientists at Arizona State University's Institute of Human Origins in the...

DNA analysed from early European

Scientists have analysed DNA extracted from the remains of a 30,000-year-old European hunter-gatherer.

Mosquitoes buzzing? Could be a love song

8 years ago from MSNBC: Science

The annoying buzz of a mosquito means a lot more to the bugs than you might imagine. Mosquito - Biology - Mosquitoes - Flora and Fauna...

Archaeology's top 10 finds of 2009

8 years ago from MSNBC: Science

Archaeology magazine’s top 10 discoveries of the year shed light on everything from the domestication of horses in Central Asia to the world's first zoo in Egypt. ...

'Oldest duck' Edwina dies aged 22

A 22-year-old tea drinking mallard, thought to be one of the oldest recorded living ducks, dies at her Hampshire home.

Clever Nature: Class of 2009

From decoy-building spiders, fabled rooks and music-loving chimps to coconut-carrying octopuses, Earth News presents 10 of the smartest species revealed in 2009.

Northern South America rainier during Little Ice Age

8 years ago from Science Daily

During the Little Ice Age (LIA; covering approximately the fifteenth through the eighteenth centuries), northern South America experienced about 10 percent more rainfall than during the twentieth century, according to...

The year ahead: science

8 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Is this finally the year that artificial life will be created?The year ahead is shaping up to be one long celebration for the world's oldest science academy. The Royal Society formed on...

From the archive: We suffered. We prospered. We survived

8 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Originally published on 31 December 1999Tomorrow we salute the start of a new era in history. Today we say farewell to the turbulent 20th centuryWhat would they make of us now, those cheerful,...

PHOTOS: Dolphin "Drive Hunts" Continue in Japan, Europe

8 years ago from National Geographic

Dolphin "drive" hunts, a bloody tradition denounced in the recent documentary The Cove, continue in Japan and Denmark's Faroe Islands.

Following a Childhood Dream: Discovering Dinosaurs

8 years ago from Live Science

Randall Irmis talks about being a paleontologist and studying a childhood obsession, dinosaurs.

Ancient granite basins produced salt

8 years ago from UPI

SACRAMENTO, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Geologists say they've found more than 350 ancient granite basins used by California's Miwok tribe to produce salt for trade.

Tidy monkey flosses teeth

8 years ago from MSNBC: Science

Humans may be reluctant to floss their teeth, but this Japanese macaque doesn't seem to mind. Kids and Teens - Fossil - Tooth - Health -...

Sick of blurred identity, US plant pathologists formed own society

8 years ago from Physorg

Spinach with fungus, malnourished cabbage, spots on cauliflower and peaches injured by frost. No matter the malady, a group of people who fashioned themselves as "plant doctors" assembled for the...

Mayan glyphs detail priest's life, blood sacrifices

8 years ago from Physorg

Experts are studying the first Mayan hieroglyphic script dealing with the life of a high priest, his blood sacrifices and acts of penance, Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History...

Deep sea anchors for offshore installations

8 years ago from Science Daily

A 13 meter-long, 80-ton anchor is currently being tested as a new mooring concept for offshore installations.

Researchers Create New Way To Locate Big Genetic Variants

8 years ago from Physorg

( -- Yale University researchers, analyzing hundreds of billions of bits of genetic information, have collated and standardized 2,000 signposts that mark the boundaries of large blocks of human genomic...

DNA identifies wolf serial killer suspect

8 years ago from MSNBC: Science

For the first time, DNA evidence has been used to unambiguously prove wolf poaching and to identify a suspected serial killer of wolves, according to a new study. ...