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Laziness helped lead to extinction of Homo erectus

6 days ago from Science Daily

New archaeological research has found that Homo erectus, an extinct species of primitive humans, went extinct in part because they were 'lazy'.

Laziness led to extinction of Homo erectus

6 days ago from Physorg

New archaeological research from The Australian National University (ANU) has found that Homo erectus, an extinct species of primitive humans, went extinct in part because they were 'lazy'.

Ancient Octagon-Shaped Tomb Reveals Morbid Tales from Mongol-Ruled China

6 days ago from Live Science

In one such tale, depicted in a tomb mural, parents try to bury their son alive.

In Photos: Ancient Tomb of Chinese Couple Discovered

6 days ago from Live Science

A 700-year-old tomb has been discovered in Yangquan City, China, and dates to a time when the descendants of Genghis Khan ruled China. A couple was apparently buried inside.

Science of 'The Meg': How Scientists Know the World's Largest Shark Is Gone Forever

6 days ago from Live Science

In the new movie, one, solitary Megalodon is still lurking in the depths of the Pacific Ocean. Is that possible?

Evolution is getting a rethink after scientists take a closer look at Earth's first animals

6 days ago from Physorg

When did animals originate? In research published in the journal Palaeontology, we show that this question is answered by Cambrian period fossils of a frond-like sea creature called Stromatoveris psygmoglena.

The physician’s white coat: Iconic and comforting or likely covered in germs?

1 week ago from Science Blog

A new study from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston department of Obstetrics and Gynecology has found that although the physicians’ white coat is one of the most...

Trilobites: Fossils on an Australian Beach Reveal a Shark-Eat-Shark World

1 week ago from NY Times Science

An amateur fossil hunter at first found a single shark tooth. It led to signs of a prehistoric shark feast.

Trophy Heads and Mummies Discovered in Ancient Peruvian Pits

1 week ago from Live Science

The nearly 1,500-year-old remains of at least 60 people and six trophy heads have been discovered in deep pits in Vitor Valley in southern Peru.

BTS to make history with first U.S. stadium show

1 week ago from UPI

K-pop group BTS will end the North American leg of its "Love Yourself" tour Oct. 6 at Citi Field in New York.

Rites of Passage: My Voice Got Deeper. Suddenly, People Listened.

1 week ago from NY Times Health

My feminist mother taught me to speak up. Now, as a trans man, I am trying to make space for women to be heard.

Google Doodle Honors Mary Ross, Aerospace's 1st Native American Female Engineer

1 week ago from

Google is celebrating the accomplishments of the first known female Native American engineer, Mary G. Ross, today (Aug. 9) on the 110th anniversary of her birth.

British panel to investigate Boris Johnson for burqa comments

1 week ago from UPI

Britain's Conservative Party called Thursday for an investigation of former official Boris Johnson, over remarks he made about Muslim women wearing burqas.

Watch: 'Uncle Pokemon' plays on 11 phones at once in Taiwan

1 week ago from UPI

A 69-year-old Taiwan man has become a local celebrity after being spotted around the city playing "Pokemon Go" on 11 smartphones mounted to his bike.

Look: Man's second choice of scratch-off wins him $200,000

1 week ago from UPI

A North Carolina man said he'll be taking a cruise for his 50th anniversary after a lack of his favorite lottery tickets led him to a $200,000 jackpot.

Nordic nations, North Americans and Antipodeans rank top in navigation skills

1 week ago from Physorg

People in Nordic countries, North America, Australia, and New Zealand have the best spatial navigational abilities, according to a new study led by UCL and the University of East Anglia.

Belo Monte: There is nothing green or sustainable about these mega-dams

1 week ago from Physorg

There are few dams in the world that capture the imagination as much as Belo Monte, built on the "Big Bend" of the Xingu river in the Brazilian Amazon. Its...

Corals and algae go back further than previously thought, all the way to Jurassic Period

1 week ago from Physorg

Algae and corals have been leaning on each other since dinosaurs roamed the earth, much longer than had been previously thought, according to new research led by scientists at Oregon...

Prehistoric peopling in southeast Asia -- genomics of Jomon and other ancient skeletons

1 week ago from Science Daily

Current evidence suggests that Southeast Asia was occupied by Hoabinhian hunter-gatherers until ~4000 years ago, but the human occupation history thereafter with farming economies remains unsettled. By sequencing 26 ancient...

Anthropocene vs Meghalayan—why geologists are fighting over whether humans are a force of nature

1 week ago from Physorg

The Earth discovered it was living in a new slice of time called the Meghalayan Age in July 2018. But the announcement by the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS)...

Teeth of ancient mega-shark recovered from Australian beach

1 week ago from UPI

Paleontologists have recovered dozens of teeth belonging to an extinct mega-shark species from a beach in Australia.

Here’s How the First Americans Arrived in the New World … Maybe

1 week ago from Live Science

If you were one of the first people to reach America after traveling over the Bering Strait land bridge during the last ice age, would you travel along the coast...

Watch: Martial arts schools attempt unusual flipping record

1 week ago from UPI

A pair of Chinese martial arts schools faced off on TV to compete for an unusual front-flipping Guinness World Record.

Mexican archaeologists find 7,000-year-old Mayan remains in cave

Archaeologists in Mexico have discovered sets of human remains from the early ancestors of the Mayan civilization that could be as much as 7,000 years old, officials reported on Tuesday.

Review of current evidence suggests both interior and coastal routes viable path for first migrations into North America

1 week ago from Physorg

A team of researchers with members from the U.S., Canada, Australia and Germany has found after studying available evidence that both interior and coastal routes were viable pathways for the...

Beastie joys: Photographer's love of Scottish bug life

A woman passionate about insects and photography shares images of some of Scotland's colourful bug life.

South Carolina man pleads guilty to attempting to join Islamic State

1 week ago from UPI

A 19-year-old South Carolina man has pleaded guilty to providing material support to the Islamic State, U.S. attorneys announced Wednesday.

Hybridization boosts evolution

1 week ago from Physorg

Animals that have either migrated to or been introduced in Central Europe, such as the Asian bush mosquito or the Asian ladybeetle, have adapted well to their new homes due...