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Citrus fruits were the clear status symbols of the nobility in the ancient Mediterranean
SCIENCE DAILY New research reveals that citrons and lemons were status symbols for the ancient Roman ruling elite. It also plots the... 1 day
Citrus Fruits Were Symbols of High Social Status in Ancient Rome
SCI-NEWS.COM Citrus fruits such as citrons and lemons were clear status symbols for the ancient... 1 day
Archaeologists uncover ancient trading network in Vietnam
SCIENCE DAILY A team of archaeologists has uncovered a vast trading network which operated in Vietnam from around 4,500 years ago up until around 3,000 years ago. 1 day
Archaeologists uncover ancient trading network in Vietnam
PHYS.ORG A team of archaeologists from ANU has uncovered a vast trading network which operated in Vietnam from around 4,500 years ago up until around 3,000 years ago. 2 days
Researcher finds ancient Pompeii water pipes contaminated with toxic antimony
PHYS.ORG The ancient Romans were famous for their advanced water supply. But the drinking water in the pipelines was probably poisoned with antimony on a scale that would have... 2 days
City Cemetery: 3 Tombs Discovered in Ancient Egypt
LIVE SCIENCE Three tombs stretching back to the 27th Dynasty have been uncovered in the Al-Kamin Al-Shrawi area in the Minya Province of Egypt, south of Cairo, according to a statement. 2 days
A First Look: Inside The Lab Where Scientists Are Editing DNA In Human Embryos
NPR NPR gets exclusive access to a lab in Portland, Ore., where scientists have begun editing the DNA in human embryos... 2 days
Citrus: From luxury item to cash crop
PHYS.ORG New research from Tel Aviv University reveals that citrons and lemons were clear status symbols for the ancient Roman ruling elite and plots the route and evolution of the citrus trade in the ancient... 2 days
Communicating in a foreign language takes emotion out of decision-making
SCIENCE DAILY If you could save the lives of five people by pushing another bystander in front of a train to his death, would you do it? And should it... 2 days
Study explores link between socioeconomic factors and CAD in patients undergoing coronary angiography
NEWS MEDICAL Historically, from the 1930's to the 1950's, the rate of cardiovascular disease in high-income countries was high. Since the mid-1970's, the rate... 2 days
Conversion of object identity to object-general semantic value in the primate temporal cortex
Science Magazine At the final stage of the ventral visual stream, perirhinal neurons encode the identity of memorized objects through learning. However, it remains... 2 days
Early Indian Ocean trade routes bring chicken, black rat to eastern Africa
PHYS.ORG The earliest introduction of domestic chickens and black rats from Asia to the east coast of Africa came via maritime routes between the 7th... 2 days
Gender norms are still important for women's choice of college major
PHYS.ORG Traditional cultural norms about gendered roles and femininity still matter for women's choice of college major, says Ann Beutel of the University of Oklahoma in the... 2 days
Turkey bones may help trace fate of ancient cliff dwellers
PHYS.ORG Researchers say they have found a new clue into the mysterious exodus of ancient cliff-dwelling people from the Mesa Verde area of Colorado more than 700 years ago:... 2 days
Gender norms are still important for women's choice of college major
SCIENCE DAILY Traditional cultural norms about gendered roles and femininity still matter for women's choice of college major, according to new research. Researcher have shown how long-held cultural... 2 days
Poisonings went hand in hand with the drinking water in ancient Pompeii
SCIENCE DAILY The ancient Romans were famous for their advanced water supply. But the drinking water in the pipelines was probably poisoned on a scale that... 2 days
Computer approaches human skill for first time in mapping brain
SCIENCE DAILY Scientist, for the first time, have developed a computer algorithm that is nearly as accurate as people are at mapping brain neural networks -- a breakthrough that could... 2 days
Florida flood risk study identifies priorities for property buyouts
SCIENCE DAILY A study of flood damage in Florida proposes prioritizing property buyouts based on flood risk, ecological value, and socioeconomic conditions. Forecasters say an above-normal hurricane season is likely in the... 3 days
Florida flood risk study identifies priorities for property buyouts
PHYS.ORG A study of flood damage in Florida by scientists at UC Santa Cruz and the Nature Conservancy proposes prioritizing property buyouts based on flood risk, ecological value, and socioeconomic conditions.... 3 days
Mythbusting Ancient Rome—did all roads actually lead there?
PHYS.ORG We all know the phrase "all roads lead to Rome". Today, it is used proverbially and has come to mean something like "there is more than one way to reach the same... 3 days
Star Trek-style communicator hopes to break down cultural barriers
PHYS.ORG In Star Trek, the technology to instantly translate any language was first developed in the late 22nd century, but today researchers are already working on ways to take universal communication... 3 days
Psychology of Hate: What Motivates White Supremacists?
LIVE SCIENCE Nascent supremacists are like atoms missing a proton. They're lacking something socially or emotionally, and white supremacist groups step in to fill the void. 3 days
Medical News Today: Jumping genes made us human, but can they cause disease?
MNT Ancient bacteria and viruses left their traces all over our DNA. This may have given us an edge in our quest to... 3 days
Ancient species of giant sloth discovered in Mexico
PHYS.ORG Mexican scientists said Wednesday they have discovered the fossilized remains of a previously unknown species of giant sloth that lived 10,000 years ago and died at the bottom of a sinkhole. 3 days
TDRS: An era of continuous space communications
PHYS.ORG More than 50 years ago, at the dawn of human spaceflight, the first brave astronauts were only able to communicate with mission control operators on Earth for about 15 percent of each orbit. If... 3 days
Rosetta Stone: Key to Ancient Egyptian Writing
LIVE SCIENCE The Rosetta Stone contains text written in three languages, which made it possible to translate ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics. 3 days
Roman Change: Ancient Coins Reveal Rise of an Empire
LIVE SCIENCE By tracing the lead isotopes in silver coins from ancient Rome, researchers found a shift in the source of the coins' metal that corresponds with Rome's rise to power. 3 days
UC Irvine pharmacology researchers unearth potential roots of schizophrenia
NEWS MEDICAL An abundance of an amino acid called methionine, which is common in meat, cheese and beans, may provide new clues to the fetal brain development that can manifest in schizophrenia,... 3 days
Mystery of how first animals appeared on Earth solved
SCIENCE DAILY Research has solved the mystery of how the first animals appeared on Earth, a pivotal moment for the planet without which humans would not exist. 3 days
Study solves mystery of how first animals appeared on Earth
PHYS.ORG Research led by The Australian National University (ANU) has solved the mystery of how the first animals appeared on Earth, a pivotal moment for the planet without which... 3 days
Drug-delivering micromotors treat their first bacterial infection in the stomach
SCIENCE DAILY Nanoengineers have demonstrated, for the first time, using micromotors to treat a bacterial infection in the stomach. These tiny vehicles, each about half the width of a human... 3 days
Voter behavior influenced by hot weather
SCIENCE DAILY Hot weather can affect human behavior and has been linked to political rebellions and riots. A new study, the first to examine the influence of changes in temperature on peaceful and democratic political behavior, finds that... 3 days
Mars 2020 mission to use smart methods to seek signs of past life
PHYS.ORG NASA's Mars 2020 mission, which will look for signs of past life on Mars, will use smart methods originally developed to find... 3 days
Voter behavior influenced by hot weather
PHYS.ORG Political rebellions and riots have been associated with warmer weather, but until now, there has been little research on its potential influence on peaceful and democratic political behavior. A new study, published in the open-access journal... 3 days
Modelling human psychology
SCIENCE DAILY A human being's psychological make-up depends on an array of emotional and motivational parameters, such as desire, suffering or the need for security. In addition, it includes spatial and temporal dimensions that also play a key role in rationalizing the... 4 days
Modelling human psychology
PHYS.ORG A human being's psychological make-up depends on an array of emotional and motivational parameters, such as desire, suffering or the need for security. In addition, it includes spatial and temporal dimensions that also play a key role in rationalising the... 4 days
How llamas conquered the world
PHYS.ORG Llamas recently have become a relatively common sight around the world. Whether you live in England or New South Wales, Canada or New Zealand, you don't have to go too far to find a llama now. Indeed between... 4 days
Adult brains produce new cells in previously undiscovered area
SCIENCE DAILY A discovery may lead to new treatments for anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Scientists have discovered that new brain cells are produced in the adult amygdala, a region... 4 days
Moon History: Group Works to Protect Apollo Landing Sites
SPACE.COM The six Apollo moon landing sites are cultural treasures that should be formally protected, a nonprofit group says. 4 days
Archaeologists Excavate Large Ancient Roman Villa in Italy
SCI-NEWS.COM An international team of archaeologists led by the University of South Florida is the first to successfully excavate the 5,000... 4 days
Drug-delivering micromotors treat their first bacterial infection in the stomach
PHYS.ORG Nanoengineers at the University of California San Diego have demonstrated for the first time using micromotors to treat a bacterial infection in the stomach. These tiny vehicles, each... 4 days
Smartphone interventions may help middle-aged, older adults cope with serious mental illness
NEWS MEDICAL The use of new technologies in geriatric psychiatry shows promise for advancing personalized medicine and improving patient care. 4 days
Precarious 'flexible work' affects over four million people in UK—far more than just zero hours
PHYS.ORG New analysis by Cambridge and Oxford sociologists indicates that some 4.6 million people in the UK regularly experience... 4 days
Ancient Greeks Built an Eclipse-Predicting 'Computer' 2,000 Years Ago
LIVE SCIENCE An ancient astronomical calculator known as the Antikythera mechanism was used to predict both solar and lunar eclipses, research shows. 4 days
Competitiveness, aggression and hormone levels: How they are connected
SCIENCE DAILY Feelings can run high in competitive situations and lead to heated arguments and disputes. But not everyone reacts in the same way -- men react differently to women and the... 4 days
Eclipses Were Regarded As Omens in the Ancient World
SPACE.COM August 21, people living in the continental United States will be able to see a total solar eclipse. 4 days
The Mars Colony of the Future Could Be Powered by This Advanced Microgrid
SPACE.COM The industrial manufacturing giant Siemens is planning for the reality of supplying and maintaining energy for a civilization on the Red Planet. 4 days
Record-shattering 2.7-million-year-old ice core reveals start of the ice ages
Science Magazine Clues to ancient atmosphere found in bubbles trapped in Antarctic samples 4 days
Afraid of the Dark? Why Eclipses Frightened Ancient Civilizations
LIVE SCIENCE For many ancient cultures, eclipses of the sun and moon were something special — and something to be feared. 4 days
Archeologists uncover new economic history of ancient Rome
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers are the first to successfully excavate the Roman villa of Durreueli at Realmonte, located off the southern coast of Sicily. 4 days
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PHYS.ORG VIDEO Some of the mystery behind one of Sicily's largest ancient Roman villas is now solved thanks to a team of archeologists from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Fla. They're the... 4 days
Understanding alternative reasons for denying climate change could help bridge divide
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have explored alternative reasons for climate change denial, specifically economic, social or cultural influences on why individuals or entire communities remain skeptical of climate change. 4 days
Ancient Earthquake Turned Mosaic Workshop into Time Capsule
LIVE SCIENCE An earthquake-toppled house in the ancient city of Jerash is providing archaeologists with clues on how artisans constructed mosaics during the eighth century. 5 days
6,000-Year-Old Knee Joints Suggest Osteoarthritis Isn't Just Wear And Tear
NPR Even after a Harvard team took into account differences in age and weight among ancient specimens and knee joints today, they found that modern humans tend to have... 5 days
New genomic insights reveal a surprising two-way journey for apple on the Silk Road
PHYS.ORG Centuries ago, the ancient networks of the Silk Road facilitated a political and economic openness between the nations of Eurasia.... 5 days
Ancient Pueblo Rock Art Depicts a 'Celebratory' Solar Eclipse
SPACE.COM A thousand years ago, early Pueblo people, called Chacoans, captured their experiences of a total solar eclipse by carving it into a rock — a circle with looping streamers that... 5 days
Stoneware 'Factory' from Time of Jesus Unearthed in Galilee
LIVE SCIENCE Evidence of chalkstone manufacturing from Jesus's time in ancient Galilee has recently been uncovered. 5 days
Trophic coherence explains why networks have few feedback loops and high stability
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—Complexity – defined as having emergent properties or traits that are not a function of, and are therefore difficult or inherently impossible to predict... 5 days
Cognitive abilities seem to reinforce each other in adolescence
SCIENCE DAILY One of the most striking findings in psychology is that almost all cognitive abilities are positively related, which allows researchers to summarize people's skills on a wide range of domains... 5 days
Analysis finds defeat of Hannibal 'written in the coins of the Roman Empire'
SCIENCE DAILY Analysis of ancient Roman coins has shown that the defeat of the Carthaginian general Hannibal led to a flood of wealth across... 5 days
New plate adds plot twist to ancient tectonic tale
SCIENCE DAILY Misfit plates in the Pacific led scientists to the discovery of a microplate between the Galapagos Islands and the South American coast. 5 days
Ancient Pueblo Rock Art Depicts a 'Celebratory' Solar Eclipse
LIVE SCIENCE A thousand years ago, early Pueblo people, called Chacoans, captured their experiences of a total solar eclipse by carving it into a rock — a circle with looping streamers that... 6 days
In Photos: Ancient Rock Art Depicts Total Solar Eclipse in Chaco Canyon
LIVE SCIENCE About 1,000 years ago Chacoans (early Pueblo people) captured their wondrous experiences of a total solar eclipse by carving the celestial event into a... 6 days
Late diagnosis of breast cancer in India linked to cultural issues, says study
NEWS MEDICAL A new study, which is the first of its kind to analyse breast cancer awareness in India, published in the Journal of... 6 days
Analysis finds defeat of Hannibal 'written in the coins of the Roman Empire'
PHYS.ORG Analysis of ancient Roman coins has shown that the defeat of the Carthaginian general Hannibal led to a flood of wealth across... 6 days
Medical News Today: Embracing negative emotions could boost psychological well-being
MNT In a bad mood? Researchers suggest that it might be worth embracing those negative emotions; it could benefit your psychological health. 7 days
Embracing negative emotions could boost psychological well-being
MNT In a bad mood? Researchers suggest that it might be worth embracing those negative emotions; it could benefit your psychological health. 7 days
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