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The exploits of elite athletes delight, frustrate, and confound us as they strive to reach their physiological, psychological, and biomechanical limits. We dissect nutritional approaches to optimal performance, showcasing the contribution of modern sports...
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Neanderthals had just as many head trauma injuries as Upper Paleolithic humans, according to new research from the...
A prominent Yemeni rights group has documented heavy damage from ground fighting and airstrikes to at least 34 archaeological sites over the past four years and urged the international community to protect...
Killer whales display personality traits similar to those of humans and chimpanzees, such as playfulness, cheerfulness and affection, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.
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Archaeologists in Greece have unearthed what they believe are the remnants of the long-lost ancient city of Tenea. Tenea was...
A new study found evidence that climate change likely drove the Harappans to resettle far away from the floodplains of the Indus.
Ancient continents were found under Antarctic ice, thanks to old data from a now-dead European satellite.
Age-related declines in abstract reasoning ability predict increasing depressive symptoms in subsequent years, according to data from a longitudinal study of older adults in Scotland. The...
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The authors of a study found that a large percentage of healthy babies don't start sleeping through the...
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An ape maxilla (upper jaw) from the Late Miocene found in the Kutch basin, in western India, significantly extends the southern range of ancient apes in the Indian...
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The ancient city dates back to between 300 B.C. and A.D. 400.
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New research finds they sustained skull injuries at about the same rate as early modern humans. "I definitely think that it's evidence these guys were not beating each other up," one expert...
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Thai massage is an ancient practice wherein a practitioner will bend a person's body into different poses. Learn about the benefits and possible side effects of...
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Life as a Neanderthal was no picnic, but a new analysis says it was no more dangerous than what our own species faced in ancient times.
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An ape maxilla (upper jaw) from the Late Miocene found in the Kutch basin, in western India, significantly extends the southern range of ancient apes in the Indian...
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Study of fossil bones reveals same relatively low rate of skull fracture as modern humans
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Brazil President Michel Temer inaugurated the opening construction phase of a particle accelerator the size of the Maracana football stadium that will be used to make advances in medicine, nutrition, archeology, electronics,...
First humans, now seals: Microplastics are in everyone's digestive tract.
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A letter authored by SETI Institute scientist Oliver White was published by Nature Astronomy today. Co-authors included researchers Jeff Moore, Tanguy Bertrand and Kimberly Ennico at...
More than 4,000 years ago, the Harappa culture thrived in the Indus River Valley of what is now modern Pakistan and northwestern India, where they built...
Mammoths, mastodons and other ancient elephants were wiped out at the end of the last ice age by climate change and spear-wielding humans.
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Spelt is an ancient grain that people can use in place of wheat. Learn about the health benefits of spelt, including its protein content, and how to use...
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A new map reveals the ancient precursors to Antarctica.
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Driverless cars will usher in a transport utopia, at least according to many of their proponents. Concept art for these futuristic vehicles often show passengers sat...
Greece's culture ministry says archaeologists have located the first tangible remains of a lost ancient city that, according to tradition, was first settled by Trojan war captives after the Greek...
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Clergy members have become spiritual first responders in the opioid crisis, often leaving the pulpit to minister on the streets
VIDEO Globally, we are currently experiencing tremendous social and political turbulence. At the institutional level, liberal democracy faces the threat of rising authoritarianism and far-right extremism. At the local level, we...
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What is next for the smartphone, which has become the hottest-selling consumer device around the world in just over a decade?
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A new study has identified unique functional brain networks associated with characteristic behaviors of autism spectrum disorder in 12- and 24-month old children at...
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About 140 years ago, Charles Darwin seemed to be bothered by evidence suggesting the sudden occurrence of numerous angiosperms in the mid-Cretaceous. Since Darwin's...
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They look like a miniaturized version of the Terracotta Army guarding the first emperor of China.
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The extinct Jamaican monkey X. mcgregori mcgregori acted like a sloth and had hardly any teeth. It may have been a seafaring hero.
A 10,600-year-old mummy found in Nevada is helping scientists fill in their fuzzy picture of how humans first migrated into the Americas.
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As prescriptions for psychotropic drugs increase, researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have found that prescribed access to anti-anxiety and anti-psychotic medications may...
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Clergy members become spiritual first responders in the opioid crisis
Analysis of ancient DNA of a mysterious extinct monkey named Xenothrix -- which displays bizarre body characteristics very different to any living monkey -- has revealed...
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Analysis of ancient DNA of a mysterious extinct monkey named Xenothrix—which displays bizarre body characteristics very different to any living monkey—has revealed that it was in...
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A new study has revealed new insights into ancient fishing throughout history, including what type of fish people were regularly eating as part of their diet.
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Tens of cat mummies and around 100 wooden statues of cats were discovered near a pyramid in Saqqara, Egypt. The...
Ancient Egyptians seem to have been "cat people," or at least cat mummy people.
An ancient Egyptian papyrus, known as the Cairo Calendar, could be the oldest historical record of a star's brightness, providing a new perspective on the development of the...
A new study from The Australian National University (ANU) has revealed new insights into ancient fishing throughout history, including what type of fish people were regularly eating as part of their diet.
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Breakthrough Initiatives, which already scans the heavens for possible signals from faraway alien civilizations, is considering looking for E.T. closer to home — in our...
By about 7,000 years ago, ancient people who lived high in the Andes Mountains had developed bigger hearts and slightly higher blood pressure, among other adaptations, to better...
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Blanding's turtle hatchlings need only the sun as their compass to guide them on their way to the nearest wetland—and a place of safety. This is according to John Dean Krenz of Minnesota State University in...
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Geologists have discovered a set of 28 footprints left behind by an ancient reptile approximately 310...
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Global demands for food and energy are driving research on sustainably using our planet's fast-depleting natural resources. One creative initiative looked to ancient land-use systems that supported millions of people with no apparent negative effect on biodiversity and ecosystem resilience.
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Genetic studies of ancient remains are filling in the picture of who the earliest Americans were and how they spread through the Americas long...
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The bending of a hook into wire to fish for the handle of a basket is surprisingly challenging for young...
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During the Roman Empire, health standards improved due to an understanding of the importance of public health and the influence of Greek doctors. Learn more about medicine during this period here.
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Ancient Greek doctors included Hippocrates, the “father of medicine.” How did the Greeks practice medicine, and how does this relate to health in our times? Find out more.
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A theory called the cultural brain hypothesis could explain extraordinary increases in brain size in humans and other animals over the last few million...
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Scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine say they have identified what may be an ancient light-sensing mechanism in modern mouse retinal cells.
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Mosquitoes of the genus Anopheles are well known as primary vectors of malaria. But a new study suggests that Anopheles...
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Mosquitoes of the genus Anopheles are well known as primary vectors of malaria. But a new study suggests that Anopheles species, including some found in the...
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Research on a newly rediscovered 9,000-year-old child's tooth has reshaped our understanding of Alaska's ancient people, their genetic background and their diets. The tooth is only the second known remnant...
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A theory called the cultural brain hypothesis could explain extraordinary increases in brain size in humans and other animals over the last few million years, according to a new study.
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A wide ranging international study that genetically analysed the DNA of a series of famous and controversial ancient...
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A multi-center study of the genetic remains of people who settled thousands of years ago in the Andes Mountains of South America...
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A team has used genome-wide ancient DNA data to revise Central and South American history. Their analysis of DNA from 49 individuals spanning about...
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A theory called the cultural brain hypothesis could explain extraordinary increases in brain size in humans and other animals over the last few million years, according to a study published in PLOS...
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The peopling of the Andean highlands above 2500 m in elevation was a complex process that included cultural, biological, and genetic adaptations....
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Trove of ancient samples reveals 11,000 years of unknown genetic history
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Studies of the peopling of the Americas have focused on the timing and number of initial migrations. Less attention has been paid to the subsequent spread of people within the Americas. We sequenced 15 ancient human...
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A legal battle over a 10,600 year old ancient skeleton—called the 'Spirit Cave Mummy' - has ended after...
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An international team of researchers has revealed unexpected details about the peopling of Central and South America by studying the first high-quality ancient DNA...
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A multi-center study of the genetic remains of people who settled thousands of years ago in the Andes Mountains of South America...
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Schizophrenia, a brain disorder that produces hallucinations, delusions, and cognitive impairments, usually strikes during adolescence or young adulthood. While some signs can suggest that a person is at high risk for developing...
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Scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine say they have identified what may be an ancient light-sensing mechanism in modern mouse retinal cells.
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Cognitive biologists and comparative psychologists have just studied hook tool making in a non-human primate species -- the orangutan. To the researchers' surprise the apes spontaneously...
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Scientists say they have identified what may be an ancient light-sensing mechanism in modern mouse retinal cells.
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Two teeth from Neanderthal children who lived 250,000 years ago in what is today France contain evidence of repeated exposure...
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In a study that might enable earlier diagnosis, neuroscientists find abnormal brain connections that can predict onset of psychotic episodes.
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Since the time of ancient Egypt, humans have been making and breaking secret codes to retain and gain critical information. Human life itself is based upon a genetic code of DNA or RNA sequences...
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How are the protesters who were killed in connection with the Egyptian uprising of 2011 depicted? A thesis in religious studies has shown that an analysis of the...
At the height of the Cold War in 1982, American psychiatrist Robert Jay Lifton argued that the "central existential fact of the nuclear age is vulnerability." That warning predated the proliferation of...
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ESA's Proba-V minisatellite images the verdant Yucatán peninsula, once home to the Maya civilization and the site of the impact believed to have doomed the dinosaurs.
In the dramatically changing conditions of ancient Earth, organisms had to evolve new strategies to keep up. From...
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Antibiotic resistance is one of the hottest concerns worldwide today and is likely to take back the human...
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Quantitative three-dimensional analysis of bone wear patterns can provide insight into the manufacture and use of early human tools, according to a...
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The ancient Celts took boasting of their conquests to an extreme.
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Vertebrates have a vast array of epithelial appendages, including scales, feathers, and hair. The developmental patterning of these diverse structures can be theoretically explained by Alan...
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Quantitative three-dimensional analysis of bone wear patterns can provide insight into the manufacture and use of early human tools, according to a...
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African-American job candidates are more likely to receive lower salaries in hiring negotiations when racially biased evaluators believe they have negotiated too much, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.
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The ancient Celts took boasting of their conquests to an extreme.
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An international team of archaeologists from the French Institute for Oriental Archaeology in Cairo, Egypt, and...
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In recent years, cannabinoids -- the active chemicals in medical marijuana -- have been increasingly touted as a potential treatment for a range of neurological and psychiatric disorders. Investigators have...
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An international team of scientists from Leicester, Yale, Oxford and London has discovered a rare and exceptionally well-preserved tiny crustacean in 430 million-years-old rocks in Herefordshire, UK. The...
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esa s gravity mapper reveals relics of ancient continents under antarctic ice
VIDEO It was five years ago this month that ESA’s GOCE gravity-mapping satellite finally gave way to...
When Stony Brook University anthropologist James Rossie began sifting through sediment in the Tugen Hills of Kenya during his first day of the dig, he didn't know he'd discover teeth from a previously undiscovered...
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Infant burials and stone monuments were found at these ceremonial complexes in the Atacama Desert.
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In a Psycho-Oncology study of childhood cancer survivors, several health behaviors fell short of expectations for exercise and diet during early survivorship, and they remained sub-optimal upon reaching five years post-diagnosis.
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In recent years, cannabinoids--the active chemicals in medical marijuana-- have been increasingly touted as a potential treatment for a range of neurological and psychiatric disorders. In a Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology...
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At the time when autism spectrum disorder can be first reliably diagnosed, toddlers affected by ASD are already displaying emotional vulnerabilities potentially...
Autism more... NEWS MEDICAL 1 week
At the time when autism spectrum disorder can be first reliably diagnosed, toddlers affected by ASD are already displaying emotional vulnerabilities potentially foreshadowing the...
Autism more... NEWS MEDICAL 1 week
A new study published in the Journal of Pediatric Psychology highlights the need for psychological screening for families/primary caregivers after a child...
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Research released today underscores both the dangers and the therapeutic promise of marijuana, revealing different effects across the lifespan. Marijuana exposure in the womb or during...
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New evidence links corporal punishment to an increased risk of negative behavioral, cognitive, psychosocial, and emotional outcomes for children, the AAP said.
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2MASS J18082002-5104378 B, an ultra metal-poor star located some 1,950 light-years away from Earth, is approximately 13.53 billion years old, making it...
Pioneering sociologist foresaw our current chaos 100 years ago
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ESA’s gravity-mapper reveals relics of ancient continents under Antarctic ice
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What teeth can tell about the lives and environments of ancient humans and Neanderthals
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Neanderthal children shivered and suffered in ancient Europe
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Study finds most likely route of first humans into Australia
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Neanderthals’ barrel chests might not have been any bigger than ours
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Experimental work reproduces the knapping process at Olduvai
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