Anthropology
Are people willing to share risks together within a financial market?  PHYS.ORG · 41 minutes
Economic anthropologist Erik Bähre does research on the morality of insurance. In his latest ethnography "Ironies of Solidarity' Bähre explores how the South African insurance market... more
A study compares the parietal lobes in Neanderthals and modern humans  PHYS.ORG · 1 hour
The Paleoneurobiology Group of the Centro Nacional de Investigación sobre la Evolución Humana (CENIEH), led by Emiliano Bruner, has just published a morphological analysis of the... more
Wuhan ends lockdown as health workers buckle under strain  ABC NEWS · 2 hours
As the Chinese city at the heart of the global pandemic reopens, the economic, political and psychological toll of the coronavirus pandemic is becoming increasingly clear more
Wuhan ends lockdown; Virus strains medical workers to limits  ABC NEWS · 3 hours
As the Chinese city at the heart of the global pandemic reopens, the economic, political and psychological toll of the coronavirus pandemic is becoming increasingly clear more
Wuhan ends 76-day lockdown; Emotional toll of virus surges  ABC NEWS · 3 hours
As the Chinese city at the heart of the global pandemic reopens, the economic, political and psychological toll of the coronavirus pandemic is becoming increasingly clear more
A risk-based strategy towards COVID-19 will help optimize socioeconomic recovery  NEWS MEDICAL · 8 hours
In a recent editorial, the Editor-in-Chief, Dr. James J James statess that there are currently two potential public health crises in the US. more
Indigenous knowledge could reveal ways to weather climate change on islands  SCIENCE DAILY · 11 hours
Some islands have such low elevation, that mere inches of sea-level rise will flood them, but higher, larger islands will also be affected by changes in... more
Adelphi research reveals early, complex brain surgery in ancient Greece  NEWS MEDICAL · 12 hours
New research from Adelphi University has revealed the first forensically-assessed archeological discovery of remains of a group of domineering mounted archer-lancers and their kin of the Eastern Roman... more
Depressive disorders in patients with HIV/AIDS often go unrecognized or untreated  NEWS MEDICAL · 13 hours
People living with HIV/AIDS are at increased risk of depressive disorders. But all too often, these conditions go unrecognized or untreated, suggests a literature review in... more
Candy maker says THC-laced product in donations was fake  ABC NEWS · 20 hours
The company that makes Nerds candy says a version of the product infused with the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana that was eaten by Utah children after being donated to a... more
Researcher discovers early, complex brain surgery in ancient Greece  PHYS.ORG · 22 hours
New research from Adelphi University has revealed the first forensically-assessed archeological discovery of remains of a group of domineering mounted archer-lancers and their kin of the Eastern Roman Empire from... more
How to foster children's learning while sheltering at home  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Parents sheltering at home with their kids sometimes struggle to foster their children's continued engagement with learning. Eva Pomerantz, a professor of psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,... more
Indigenous knowledge could reveal ways to weather climate change on islands  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Some islands have such low elevation, that mere inches of sea-level rise will flood them, but higher, larger islands will also be affected by changes in... more
Religious believers think God values lives of out-group members more than they do  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Belief in all powerful supernatural entities that police moral behavior between people has been shown to promote prosocial behavior between co-religionists. But... more
Mormon leader: World will conquer the coronavirus  ABC NEWS · 3 days
A high-ranking member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints says the world will conquer the coronavirus more
Wearing surgical masks in public may help limit the spread of COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Surgical masks may help prevent infected people from making others sick with seasonal viruses, including coronaviruses, according to new research that could help settle... more
World's oldest human DNA found in 800,000-year-old tooth of a cannibal  LIVE SCIENCE · 5 days
A protein analysis of an 800,000-year-old tooth suggests the supposed cannibal species Homo antecessor was only distantly related to humans and Neanderthals. more
Homo erectus Existed 200,000 Years Earlier than Previously Thought  SCI-NEWS.COM · 5 days
An international team of paleoanthropologists has unearthed a 2-million-year-old skull of Homo erectus, the first of our ancestors... more
Marijuana may impair female fertility  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Female eggs exposed to THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, have an impaired ability to produce viable embryos, and are significantly less likely to result in a viable pregnancy, according to an animal study. more
Tooth be told: Earless seals existed in ancient Australia  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A fossilised seal tooth found on a Victorian beach could hold the key to uncovering the history and geography of earless seals that graced Australia's shores three million years ago. more
When three species of human ancestor walked the Earth  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Scientists share details of the most ancient fossil of Homo erectus known and discuss how these new findings are forcing us to rewrite a part of our species' evolutionary history. more
Scientists show how parasitic infection causes seizures, psychiatric illness for some  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Neuroscientists describe how the common Toxoplasma gondii parasite prompts the loss of inhibitory signaling in the brain by altering the behavior of nearby cells called microglia. more
Woman seeks man in ancient Egyptian 'erotic binding spell'  LIVE SCIENCE · 5 days
An Egyptian papyrus dating to 1,800 years describes a spell conjuring a ghost to play matchmaker between a woman and the man of her dreams. more
Strategies to manage socio-economic costs of COVID-19 pandemic  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
The governmental decision on when to loosen social distancing measures should not only depend on the latest number of cases. more
Study shows how Toxoplasma infection causes seizures, psychiatric illness for some  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Think about traffic flow in a city - there are stop signs, one-way streets, and traffic lights to organize movement across a widespread network. Now, imagine... more
Potential of using psychedelic drugs in psychiatry  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Before they were banned about a half century ago, psychedelic drugs like LSD and psilocybin showed promise for treating conditions including alcoholism and some psychiatric disorders. Researchers say it's time for regulators, scientists, and... more
Homo sapiens Interbred with Various Neanderthal Populations, Study Says  SCI-NEWS.COM · 6 days
Modern humans in Eurasia carry genetic material inherited from Altai Neanderthals, according to a study published in the journal... more
Contemporaneity of Australopithecus, Paranthropus, and early Homo erectus in South Africa  Science Magazine · 6 days
Understanding the extinction of Australopithecus and origins of Paranthropus and Homo in South Africa has been hampered by the perceived complex geological context of hominin fossils,... more
Direct human ancestor Homo erectus is older than we thought  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
An unusual skullcap and thousands of clues have created a southern twist to the story of human ancestors, in research published in Science on 3 April. more
Gender bias in commenting poses barriers to women scholars  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Women academics are less likely than men to comment on published research, limiting scholarly debate, a new study co-authored by York University sociologist Professor Cary Wu, shows. According to the... more
Fossil trove sheds light on ancient antipodean ecology  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The oldest known animals and plants preserved in amber from Southern Gondwana are reported in Scientific Reports this week. Gondwana, the supercontinent made up of South America, Africa, Madagascar, India, Antarctica and... more
Psychoactive ingredient in marijuana may impair ability to produce viable embryos  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Female eggs exposed to THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, have an impaired ability to produce viable embryos, and are significantly less likely to result in... more
Baby steps: Ancient skull helps trace path to modern childhood  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Within our extended primate family consisting of lemurs, monkeys, and apes, humans have the largest brains. Our closest living relatives, chimpanzees, weigh about two-thirds as much as us,... more
Study shows efficacy of parent-based treatment for childhood anxiety  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
A study in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, published by Elsevier, reports that an entirely parent-based treatment, SPACE (Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions),... more
Sociologist explains how coronavirus might change the world around us  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
In his role as a medical sociologist, Richard M. Carpiano studies population health issues, analyzing how a variety of social factors influence both the physical and mental health... more
Study offers new insight into the impact of ancient migrations on the European landscape  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Neolithic populations have long been credited with bringing about a revolution in farming practices across Europe. However, a new study... more
Study reveals frequent use of coercive measures in Finnish psychiatric care  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
The use of coercive measures in psychiatric care has decreased over the past years. However, a new study shows that coercive measures are still frequently used... more
Modern humans, Neanderthals share a tangled genetic history, study affirms  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
In recent years, scientists have uncovered evidence that modern humans and Neanderthals share a tangled past. In the course of human history, these two species of hominins interbred... more
Modern humans, Neanderthals share a tangled genetic history, study affirms  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
A new study reinforces the concept that Neanderthal DNA has been woven into the modern human genome on multiple occasions as our ancestors met Neanderthals time and again... more
Skull scans reveal evolutionary secrets of fossil brains  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Scientists have long been able to measure and analyze the fossil skulls of our ancient ancestors to estimate brain volume and growth. The question of how these ancient brains compare to modern... more
[Editors' Choice] The neural circuit model in psychiatry pays off  Science Magazine · 7 days
Noninvasive brain stimulation in depressed patients can be used to target different neural circuits, improving different symptoms. more
Traces of ancient rainforest in Antarctica point to a warmer prehistoric world  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Researchers have found evidence of rainforests near the South Pole 90 million years ago, suggesting the climate was exceptionally warm at the time. more
Mysterious human ancestor finds its place in our family tree  Science Magazine · 7 days
Ancient proteins reveal that H. antecessor was likely a close cousin to modern humans and Neanderthals more
Traces of ancient rainforest in Antarctica point to a warmer prehistoric world  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Researchers have found evidence of rainforests near the South Pole 90 million years ago, suggesting the climate was exceptionally warm at the time. more
Growing gap in children's socio-emotional skills  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The gap between children with the highest and lowest socio-emotional skills has increased over the past three decades, and the socio-economic status of mothers is a significant contributing factor, according to a new UCL study. more
First proof of donkey polo in ancient China found in noblewoman's tomb  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
Archaeologists recently discovered the first evidence that wealthy women in ancient China played polo on donkeys. more
The placebo effect and psychedelic drugs: Tripping on nothing?  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A new study suggests that, in the right context, some people may experience psychedelic-like effects from placebos alone. The researchers reported some of the strongest placebo effects on consciousness in... more
A study lays out the complexity of the settlement of Asia by Homo sapiens  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Up to now, studies have focused on determining when the first modern human arrived in China, but there has been... more
Mesoamerican copper smelting technology aided colonial weaponry  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
When Spanish invaders arrived in the Americas, they were generally able to subjugate the local peoples thanks, in part, to their superior weaponry and technology. But archeological evidence indicates that, in at least one... more
Sophisticatedly engineered 'watercourts' stored live fish, fueling Florida's Calusa kingdom  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The mighty Calusa ruled South Florida for centuries, wielding military power, trading and collecting tribute along routes that sprawled hundreds of miles, creating shell islands, erecting enormous buildings... more
Water pressure: Ancient aquatic crocs evolved, enlarged to avoid freezing  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Taking the evolutionary plunge into water and abandoning land for good, as some crocodilian ancestors did nearly 200 million years ago, is often framed as choosing freedom: from... more
Mesoamerican copper smelting technology aided colonial weaponry  MIT · 1 week
Spanish conquerors depended on indigenous expertise to keep up their munitions supplies, archaeologists have found. more
UMass Amherst study explores effects ER caregivers’ on-the-job emotions on patient care  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Doctors and nurses in emergency departments at four academic centers and four community hospitals in the Northeast reported a wide range of emotions triggered... more
Tree rings could pin down Thera volcano eruption date  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Charlotte Pearson's eyes scanned a palm-sized chunk of ancient tree. They settled on a ring that looked "unusually light," and she made a note without giving it a second thought.... more
Exercise-carrousel reduces the burden of dementia patient's caregivers  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The research group "geriatric psychiatry in motion" of the German Sport University Cologne and the LVR-Hospital Cologne develop and evaluate exercise programs for geriatric mental health care. more
The importance of telemedicine during COVID-19 pandemic  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A timely paper in Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics illustrates the importance of telemedicine during the COVID-19 pandemic. more
Modern science reveals ancient secret in Japanese literature  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Nearly a millennium and a half ago, red light streaked across the night sky over Japan. Witnesses compared it to the tail of a pheasant—it appeared as a fan of beautiful red... more
A Martian mash up: Meteorites tell story of Mars' water history  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In Jessica Barnes' palm is an ancient, coin-sized mosaic of glass, minerals and rocks as thick as a strand of wool fiber. It is a slice... more
Ancient cultic area for warrior-god uncovered in Iraq  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
A 5,000-year-old cultic area dedicated to a Mesopotamian warrior god has been discovered in an ancient city in Iraq. more
COVID-19 bears out the research: Music brings people together (socially and virtually)  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In the early days of the pandemic reaching Europe, the world watched as Italians emerged onto their balconies to sing the national anthem together,... more
Women with postpartum psychiatric disorders less likely to have further children  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Women who suffer from psychiatric disorders such as depression, anxiety, mania and schizophrenia following the live birth of their first child are less likely to go... more
Women who experience postpartum psychiatric disorders less likely to have a second child  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Women who experience postpartum psychiatric disorders after the birth of their first child are less likely have more children. more
Researchers examining gene coexpression and brain connectivity in females with ASD  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Allison Jack, Assistant Professor, Psychology, is examining gene coexpression and brain connectivity in females with autism spectrum disorder. more
European Neanderthals mostly used aquatic resources 100,000 years ago  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Ernestina Badal, professor at the Department of Prehistory, Archeology and Ancient History at the University of Valencia, has participated in research published today in the prestigious journal Science that confirms... more
Diet of Figueira Brava Neanderthals Was Rich in Seafood, Archaeologists Say  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
An international team of archaeologists found that the Neanderthals who occupied Gruta da Figueira... more
Neanderthals ate mussels, fish, and seals too  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Over 80,000 years ago, Neanderthals fed themselves on mussels, fish and other marine life. The first evidence has been found by an international team in the cave of Figueira Brava in Portugal. The excavated... more
Though the COVID-19 recession may feel different, its victims will look the same  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The great recession, which hit the world at the end of 2007 affected workers and families in the U.S. in very different... more
New Feathered Dinosaur Unveiled: Dineobellator notohesperus  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
A new species of dromaeosaurid dinosaur being named Dineobellator notohesperus has been discovered by a team of U.S. paleontologists. Dineobellator notohesperus lived some 67... more
Worldwide scientific collaboration unveils genetic architecture of gray matter  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
For the first time, more 360 scientists from 184 different institutions have contributed to a global effort to find more than 200 regions of the genome and more than 300... more
Coral tells own tale about El Niño's past  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists use data from ancient coral to build a record of temperatures in the tropical Pacific Ocean over the last millennium. The data question previous links between volcanic eruptions and El Niño... more
Coral tells own tale about El Nino's past  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
There is no longer a need to guess what ocean temperatures were like in the remote tropical Pacific hundreds of years ago. The ancient coral that lived there know all. more
Neanderthals were pioneers in marine resource exploitation: study  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The journal Science has published a study led by the ICREA researcher João Zilhão from the University of Barcelona on the excavation in Cueva de Figueira Brava, Portugal, which was used as... more
Mathematical epidemiology: How to model a pandemic  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Disease has afflicted humans ever since there have been human. Malaria and tuberculosis are thought to have ravaged Ancient Egypt more than 5,000 years ago. From AD 541 to 542 the global pandemic known... more
The Latest: Virus concerns cancel Olympic cultural event  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Tokyo Olympic organizers announced Thursday that they are canceling a cultural event featuring collaborative performances of kabuki and opera next month due to the spreading of the coronavirus more
Older adults are more emotionally stable and better at resisting temptations  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The stereotype of grumpy old people apparently doesn't hold up under closer inspection. A new study from Duke and Vanderbilt University psychologists finds that older people... more
Researchers investigate the spatial pattern of plant diversity in the Horn of Africa  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The horn of Africa, located in the northeast of Africa, including Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia, is one of the global biodiversity... more
Croatia's Dubrovnik, home to ancient quarantine facilities  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Just outside the majestic walls of Croatia’s medieval citadel city of Dubrovnik lies a cluster of small stone houses known as the Lazarettos of Dubrovnik, today an art and clubbing hub and a tourist... more
Study shows importance of sleep for children’s health and social competence  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Researchers at Keio University report in the journal Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health the results of an in-depth study on the importance of sleep... more
Small horses got smaller, big tapirs got bigger 47 million years ago  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The former coalfield of Geiseltal in eastern Germany has yielded large numbers of exceptionally preserved fossil animals, giving palaeontologists a unique window into the... more
Study: One in four of sports students suffers from pain along with psychosocial stresses  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
They are young and well-trained – but a fourth of sport science students suffers from pain in combination with psychosocial... more
Meet Wonderchicken, Bird from Final Part of Dinosaur Era  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
A new species of ancient bird has been identified from a nearly complete, three-dimensionally preserved skull and associated... more
A pigment from ancient Egypt to modern microscopy  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Egyptian blue is one of the oldest humanmade colour pigments. It adorns the crown of the world famous bust of Nefertiti: but the pigment can do even more. An international research team... more
20 of the worst epidemics and pandemics in history  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
Disease outbreaks have ravaged humanity from prehistory to modern times, sometimes changing the course of history and even wiping out entire civilizations. more
Scientists assess the accelerated changes of glaciers in the Yulong Snow Mountain  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The Yulong Snow Mountain (YSM) is a region of temperate glaciers in the southeast Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. As one of the most famous tourist attractions... more
Geologists find lost fragment of ancient continent in Canada's North  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Sifting through diamond exploration samples from Baffin Island, Canadian scientists have identified a new remnant of the North Atlantic craton—an ancient part of Earth's continental crust. more
Panic buying, ignoring safety measures: The social psychology of crises  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Times of crisis can bring out the best in people. It can also reveal the strangest parts of human nature. more
Impact of a second Dust Bowl would be felt worldwide  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The American Dust Bowl of the 1930s—captured by the novels of John Steinbeck—was an environmental and socio-economic disaster that worsened the Great Depression. more
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