Anthropology
'Catastrophic' breeding failure at one of world's largest emperor penguin colonies  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
Emperor penguins at the Halley Bay colony in the Weddell Sea have failed to raise chicks for the last three years, scientists have discovered. more
Some women could be more susceptible to PTSD than others, according to new study  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 hours
Childhood trauma is known to increase the risk of post-traumatic stress disorder in adulthood, especially for women, but the biological... more
Modern analysis of ancient hearths reveals Neanderthal settlement patterns  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 hours
Ancient fire remains provide evidence of Neanderthal group mobility and settlement patterns and indicate specific occupation episodes, according to a new study. more
Despite expansion of insurance coverage for depression, treatment rates are lower than expected  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 hours
A new investigation published in JAMA Psychiatry finds that while insurance coverage for depression has increased, treatment rates are lower than expected, indicating that... more
Modern analysis of ancient hearths reveals Neanderthal settlement patterns  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
Ancient fire remains provide evidence of Neanderthal group mobility and settlement patterns and indicate specific occupation episodes, according to a new study published in PLOS ONE on April 24, 2019... more
'Beautiful Nightmare' Crab Sported Lobster Shell, Shrimp Mouth and Soccer Ball Eyes  LIVE SCIENCE · 8 hours
An ancient crab that lived during the dinosaur age was so strange, paleontologists are calling it the platypus of the crab world. more
Ancient secrets of medicinal mint  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
The precious chemistry of a plant used for 2000 years in traditional Chinese medicine has been unlocked in a project that raises the prospect of rapid access to a wide array of therapeutic drugs. more
Growing up in poverty increases diagnoses of psychosis-spectrum mental illnesses  SCIENCE DAILY · 11 hours
Growing up in impoverished urban neighborhoods more than doubles your chances over the average person of developing a psychosis-spectrum disorder by the time you reach middle adulthood, according... more
A Neanderthal tooth discovered in Serbia reveals human migration history  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
In 2015, our Serbian-Canadian archaeological research team was working at a cave site named Pešturina, in Eastern Serbia, where we had found thousands of stone tools and animal... more
People with low socioeconomic position more likely to receive worse end of life care  NEWS MEDICAL · 13 hours
In high-income countries, people with low socioeconomic position are more likely to receive poor quality end of life care and... more
Ancient Greek Murder Victim Died with Weirdly Perfect Circle in Chest  LIVE SCIENCE · 14 hours
About 2,000 years ago, a heavily muscled man was murdered on a Greek island. The killer drove a seven-pointed spear into the man's chest with such... more
Chinese-UK project reveals ancient secrets of medicinal mint  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
The precious chemistry of a plant used for 2000 years in traditional Chinese medicine has been unlocked in a project that raises the prospect of rapid access to a wide array of... more
Egypt: Archaeologists uncover ancient tomb with mummies  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
Egypt says archaeologists have uncovered an ancient tomb with mummies believed to date back about 2,000 years in the southern city of Aswan. more
Policies valuing cultural diversity improve minority students' sense of belonging  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
Societies and schools are facing new, culturally diverse populations and how they respond to these changes can have lasting impacts for everyone involved. Examining middle school diversity policies,... more
Greater spousal life satisfaction associated with lower mortality risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 19 hours
Research suggests that having a happy spouse leads to a longer marriage, and now study results show that it's associated with a longer life, too. The study was published in... more
Experiences of 'ultimate reality' or 'God' confer lasting benefits to mental health  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
In a survey of thousands of people who reported having experienced personal encounters with God, researchers report that more than two-thirds of self-identified atheists... more
'Marsquake': first tremor detected on Red Planet  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Scientists said Tuesday they might have detected the first known seismic tremor on Mars in a discovery that could shed light on the ancient origins of Earth's neighbour. more
Strongly agree: The number of response options matter when using a Likert Scale  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers often tweak the number of response options in the traditional five-point Likert Scale with little empirical justification for doing so. Now... more
Simple sea anemones not so simple after all  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The tube-dwelling anemone is an ancient sea creature that resembles a prehistoric flower. The animals live slow, long and predictable lifestyles and look fairly similar from species to species. more
Australia WWII ship sunk by Japanese submarine found  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
An Australian freighter sunk by a Japanese submarine during World War II has been located "relatively intact" in waters off the country's southeast coast, archeologists said Tuesday. more
How slippery surfaces allow sticky pastes and gels to slide  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A research team that has already conquered the problem of getting ketchup out of its bottle has now tackled a new category of consumer and manufacturing woe: how... more
How slippery surfaces allow sticky pastes and gels to slide  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
An MIT research team that has already conquered the problem of getting ketchup out of its bottle has now tackled a new category of consumer and manufacturing woe:... more
Johns Hopkins study reports overdiagnosis of schizophrenia  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
In a small study of patients referred to the Johns Hopkins Early Psychosis Intervention Clinic (EPIC), Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report that about half the people referred to the clinic with a schizophrenia diagnosis... more
Study uncovers reasons for poor mental health in bisexual people  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
The largest study of bisexual people in the world to date, led by La Trobe University, has examined why bisexual people experience higher rates of psychological distress than... more
Smart cities: The promises and failures of utopian technological planning  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Technology and innovation transform the ways that we interact with governments, purchase products and manage our health and lives. This turmoil affects cities, where the accelerating digitalization of... more
Ancient sculptors made magnetic figures from rocks struck by lightning  SCIENCE-NEWS · 3 days
Carved ‘potbelly’ stone sculptures suggest people in what’s now Guatemala knew about magnetism more than 2,000 years ago. more
Early intervention programs for mood and anxiety disorders improve patient outcomes  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Researchers examined the impact of Canada's only early intervention program for youth with mood and anxiety disorders. Results suggest that treatment at the First Episode Mood... more
The secret to a stable society? A steady supply of beer doesn't hurt  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Scientists analyzed bits of beer vessels from an ancient Peruvian brewery to learn what the beer was made of and where the... more
Mesopotamian King Sargon II envisioned ancient city Karkemish as western Assyrian capital  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
In "A New Historical Inscription of Sargon II from Karkemish," published in the Journal of Near Eastern Studies, Gianni Marchesi translates a recently discovered... more
Notre Dame: the public and private lives of France's spiritual home  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
While flames engulfed Notre Dame on the evening of April 15 and the world watched in despair, French president Emmanuel Macron told news cameras that the... more
Pediatric endocrinologist gives iconic 'Mona Lisa' a second medical opinion  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A doctor refutes the most recent hypothesis that 'Lisa' had hypothyroidism and psychomotor retardation. more
These beetles have successfully freeloaded for 100 million years  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
An ancient and rare beetle fossil is the oldest example of a social relationship between two animal species. more
How superstitions spread  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Ancient Roman leaders once made decisions about important events, such as when to hold elections or where to build new cities, based on the presence or flight patterns of birds. Builders often omit the thirteenth floor from their floor plans,... more
Lithium detected in an ancient star gives new clues for Big Bang nucleosynthesis  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Researchers from the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain) and the University of Cambridge (UK) have detected lithium (Li) in the ancient... more
Study shows female managers don't mean higher pay for women  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
A new paper in the European Sociological Review indicates that women's and men's earnings are not affected by the share of female managers in an organization, nor by... more
Switch from hunting to herding recorded in ancient urine  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A new study begins to resolve the scale and pace of change during the first phases of animal domestication beyond the Fertile Crescent. To reconstruct this history, the authors turned... more
Switch from hunting to herding recorded in ancient pee  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The transition from hunting and gathering to farming and herding is considered a crucial turning point in the history of humanity. Scholars think the intensive food production that came along... more
CBD could help slip medications into the brain  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Cannabidiol, a non-psychoactive compound in cannabis, is being touted as beneficial for many health conditions, ranging from anxiety to epilepsy. more
Fish that outlived dinosaurs reveals secrets of ancient skull evolution  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A new study into one of the world's oldest types of fish, Coelacanth, provides fresh insights into the development of the skull and brain of vertebrates and the... more
Lightning hits Acropolis in Greece injuring 4, site intact  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A lightning bolt struck the Acropolis in Athens during a rainstorm Wednesday, lightly injuring two visitors and two guards but causing no damage to the country's most famous ancient site,... more
Cannabidiol could help deliver medications to the brain  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychoactive compound in cannabis, is being touted as beneficial for many health conditions, ranging from anxiety to epilepsy. Although much more research is needed to verify these claims, scientists... more
Men often use homophobic tweets to protect masculinity, study finds (article contains offensive language)  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Homophobic language runs rampant on social media, but UO sociologist C.J. Pascoe wanted to investigate whether the trend actually reflects... more
Rhinos, Gomphotheres, Camels, Horses, Antelopes and Alligators Lived in Ancient ‘Texas Serengeti’  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
Dr. Steven May, a paleontology research associate at the University of Texas at Austin, has studied and identified an extensive collection of fossils from... more
Mild equine asthma can distinguish winners from losers on the racetrack  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
From chariot racing in ancient Rome to the modern Kentucky Derby, horse racing has been celebrated in some form for more than a thousand years. Whether... more
Researchers discover 'ghostly' signs of a mysterious new mineral  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
An international research team including Curtin University scientists has documented the 'ghost' of an undiscovered mineral at two ancient meteorite impact craters. more
Study to compare benefits of tai chi and mindfulness meditation on MS symptoms  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Kinesiology researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have received funding to compare the effects of tai chi and mindfulness meditation on... more
School shootings' effects on police officers understudied  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Twenty years after Columbine, states are beginning to recognize psychological impact of mass shootings on police officers more
Cometary Surprise Found Inside Meteorite  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
An ancient sliver of the building blocks from which comets formed was discovered encased inside a meteorite like an insect in amber by a Carnegie-led research... more
Empathy and hormones could account for aggressive behavior in children, shows study  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The research group in the Psychobiology section of the Department of Basic Psychological Processes and their Development of the UPV/EHU's Faculty of Psychology has... more
Study resolves sex differences in psychiatric illness risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Male and female rats whose mother experienced a simulated viral infection during pregnancy display autism- and schizophrenia-like behaviors, according to a new follow-up study published in eNeuro. more
Megalith tombs were family graves in European Stone Age  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Archeologists have discovered kin relationships among Stone Age individuals buried in megalithic tombs on Ireland and in Sweden. The kin relations can be traced for more than ten generations and... more
People with stress disorders like PTSD are at higher risk of heart disease  SCIENCE-NEWS · 1 week
Those coping with psychological trauma have a greater risk for cardiovascular disease, a large-scale study that goes beyond men and veterans finds. more
‘Cities’ reveals common ground between ancient and modern urban life  SCIENCE-NEWS · 1 week
In the book ‘Cities,’ archaeologist Monica Smith sees the positives in past and present metropolises. more
Fat shaming celebrities may make women more judgemental about being overweight  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A new study has shown that celebrity fat-shaming leads to an adverse reaction among general women towards people who are overweight. The study titled, “Shaping the... more
Commuter spouses have a lot to teach us about the 'stickiness' of traditional marriage  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
For her new book, sociologist Danielle J. Lindemann, interviewed nearly one hundred commuter spouses—couples who live apart in service to... more
New evidence suggests volcanoes caused biggest mass extinction ever  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers say mercury buried in ancient rock provides the strongest evidence yet that volcanoes caused the biggest mass extinction in the history of the Earth. The extinction 252 million years... more
New evidence suggests volcanoes caused biggest mass extinction ever  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Researchers say mercury buried in ancient rock provides the strongest evidence yet that volcanoes caused the biggest mass extinction in the history of the Earth. more
Smiling Can Make Us Feel Little Bit Happier, Review Says  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
According to a review of previous studies, published in the Psychological Bulletin, emotional facial expressions —... more
Study: Aegean farmers replaced hunters of ancient Britain  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A wave of migrants from what is now Greece and Turkey arrived in Britain some 6,000 years ago and virtually replaced the existing hunter-gatherer population, according to a study published Monday in... more
Celebrity fat shaming has ripple effects on women's implicit anti-fat attitudes  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Comparing 20 instances of celebrity fat-shaming with women's implicit attitudes about weight before and after the event, psychologists found that instances of celebrity fat-shaming were associated... more
Electrostimulation can improve working memory of people in their 70s, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
In a groundbreaking study published in Nature Neuroscience, Rob Reinhart, an assistant professor of psychological and brain sciences at Boston University and BU doctoral... more
Psychologists find smiling really can make people happier  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Smiling really can make people feel happier, according to a new article. A team of psychologists combined data from 138 studies testing more than 11,000 participants and found that facial expressions have... more
New study advances treatment options for PTSD  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
New research examines the psychological and neural basis of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). more
Driving a wedge into historic gaps of climate science  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Evidence of historic marine life present in Alaskan permafrost is helping scientists reconstruct ancient changes in the ice cover over the Arctic Ocean. more
Ancient lakes: Eyes into the past, and the future  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Baikal, Biwa and Bosuntwi. Maracaibo, Malawi and Matano. Tule, Tahoe and Titicaca. more
DNA fragments from ancient hominins reveal new branches of the Denisovan lineage  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
It's widely accepted that anatomically modern humans interbred with their close relatives, the Neanderthals and Denisovans, as they dispersed out of Africa. more
New research on psychological and neural basis of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Dr. Stephen Maren, University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences, recently published significant research on the psychological and neural basis of Post-Traumatic... more
Medical News Today: How marijuana affects the body  MNT · 2 weeks
Marijuana has several potential physical and psychological effects on the body, such as lung irritation and increased appetite. Learn more about the effects of marijuana on the body here. more
How marijuana affects the body  MNT · 2 weeks
Marijuana has several potential physical and psychological effects on the body, such as lung irritation and increased appetite. Learn more about the effects of marijuana on the body here. more
Conservationists discover hidden diversity in ancient frog family  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Research scientists have uncovered hidden diversity within a type of frog found only in the Seychelles, showing that those on each island have their own distinct lineage. The family tree of sooglossid... more
Homo luzonensis: New Species of Ancient Human Discovered  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
An early human species with a unique mix of primitive (that is, Australopithecus-like) and derived (that is, Homo sapiens-like) morphological... more
A new species of ancient human and real-time evolutionary changes in flowering plants  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
The ancient humans also known as the “hobbit” people (Homo floresiensis) might have company in their small stature with the discovery of... more
Conservationists discover hidden diversity in ancient frog family  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Research scientists led by the University of Kent have uncovered hidden diversity within a type of frog found only in the Seychelles, showing that those on each island have their own distinct... more
Ancient 'Texas Serengeti' had elephant-like animals, rhinos, alligators and more  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
During the Great Depression, Texans were put to work as fossil hunters. The workers retrieved tens of thousands of specimens that have been studied in small bits and... more
Ancient DNA reveals new branches of the Denisovan family tree  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
It's widely accepted that anatomically modern humans interbred with their close relatives, the Neanderthals and Denisovans, as they dispersed out of Africa. But a study examining DNA fragments... more
Driving a wedge into historic gaps of climate science  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Evidence of historic marine life present in Alaskan permafrost is helping scientists reconstruct ancient changes in the ice cover over the Arctic Ocean. more
Ancient 'Texas Serengeti' had elephant-like animals, rhinos, alligators and more  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
During the Great Depression, some unemployed Texans were put to work as fossil hunters. The workers retrieved tens of thousands of specimens that have been studied in small... more
Killer tadpoles threaten Andaman archipelago's native frog species  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The Indian bullfrog, which is native to the Indian sub-continent, has recently invaded the Andaman archipelago. This group of islands lies about 1200 km east of the Indian mainland. The bullfrog was... more
Attention skills in a nonhuman cooperative breeding species  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Cooperative breeding may facilitate the development of sophisticated communicative abilities such as intentionality and joint attention skills. Two new studies of researchers of the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Seewiesen, the... more
How much evidence is enough to declare a new species of human?  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The announcement of a new species of ancient human (more correctly hominin) from the Philippines, reported today in Nature, will cause a lot of... more
Study sheds new light on long-term treatment with antidepressant drugs  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new study published in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics sheds new light on long-term studies with antidepressant drugs. more
New Species of Early Human Is Even Smaller Than the 'Hobbit'  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
The ancient bones and teeth of a previously unknown human relative — one that was even smaller than the so-called Hobbit — have been discovered deep... more
A Neanderthal tooth discovered in Serbia reveals human migration history
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