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Active support for stem cell research is key to alleviate incurable chronic diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 9 hours
Never in modern history has the need for medical research been clearer, with COVID-19 roaring just outside our windows. 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 · 11 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
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
A 'mobilize and transition' strategy could reduce Covid-19 mortality while cushioning the economic decline  PHYS.ORG · 23 hours
While the human toll of the COVID-19 pandemic has been apparent for some time, the economic picture is now starting... 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
Alzheimer's trial screening data links high amyloid levels with early stage disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A new study supports the hypothesis that higher levels of amyloid protein in the brain represent an early stage of Alzheimer's disease. Screening data... more
Leaf economic spectrum and structural defenses are coupled in spiny species  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Previous studies have shown that spines are associated with resource acquisitive life‐history strategies. However, the studies included both spiny and non‐spiny species (i.e. species that never... more
South Africa's TB, HIV history prepares it for virus testing  ABC NEWS · 2 days
South Africa may have an advantage in the coronavrius outbreak, despite being one of the world’s most unequal countries with a large population vulnerable to the new virus more
Chile drought causing water shortage amidst virus crisis  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
With historically low river flows and reservoirs running dry due to drought, people in central Chile have found themselves particularly vulnerable to the coronavirus pandemic. more
Learning from our immunological history: What can SARS-CoV teach us about SARS-CoV-2?  Science Magazine · 5 days
Many strategies are being deployed to rapidly uncover targetable mechanisms of infection for SARS-CoV-2, and Hoffman et al. exploit our understanding and immunological experience... 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
The Latest: Amsterdam bans recreational boats from canals  ABC NEWS · 5 days
Amsterdam is banning boats from its central canals beginning Sunday as authorities fear warm spring weather will lead to overcrowding on the historic waterways 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
Temporal integration of mitogen history in mother cells controls proliferation of daughter cells  Science Magazine · 6 days
Multi-cellular organisms use mitogens to regulate cell proliferation, yet how fluctuating mitogenic signals are converted into proliferation-quiescence decisions is poorly understood. Here... 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
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 synthesizes what climate change means for Northwest wildfires  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Recent years have brought unusually large and damaging wildfires to the Pacific Northwest—from the Carlton Complex Fire in 2014 that was the largest in Washington's history, to the 2017 fire... 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
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
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
Tiny fly from Los Angeles has a taste for crushed invasive snails  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
As part of their project BioSCAN - devoted to the exploration of the unknown insect diversity in and around the city of Los Angeles—the... 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
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
Early Mars Had Multiple Water Sources, New Study Shows  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
An analysis of two Martian meteorites — Northwest Africa (NWA) 7034 and Allan Hills (ALH) 84001 — shows... more
In an African forest, a fight to save the endangered pangolin  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The prehistoric shape is hard to make out as it moves slowly through the gloomy forest, so trackers listen for the rustle of scales against the... more
Scientists Decode Genome of Sterlet Sturgeon  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
An international team of researchers from the United States and Europe has produced the first high-quality genomic sequence for the sterlet (Acipenser ruthenus), a... more
Researchers can better quantify the range of possible impacts from landfalling storms  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
What if Sandy had dealt New Jersey a glancing blow in 2012 instead of hitting it nearly head on? Or if the historic storm... 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
New model offers ways to minimize risk of coronavirus during air travel  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Fair or not, airplanes have a reputation for germs. However, there are ways to minimize the risks. Historic research based on group movements of... more
Study quantifies economic burden of CVD in women with a history of preterm delivery  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A new study quantifies the future economic burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in women with a history of preterm delivery. more
A Martian mash up: Meteorites tell story of Mars' water history  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers probed Martian meteorites to reconstruct Mars' chaotic history. Their findings suggest that Mars might not have had a global magma ocean. 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
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
Research sheds new light on the phage therapy history  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
In the current situation when the fear of virus infections in the public is common, it is good to remember that some viruses can be extremely beneficial for mankind, even... 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
Bricks can act as 'cameras' for characterizing past presence of radioactive materials  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have developed a technique for determining the historical location and distribution of radioactive materials, such as weapons grade plutonium. The technique may allow... more
Forgotten tale of phage therapy history revealed  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
In the current situation when the fear of virus infections in the public is common, it is good to remember that some viruses can be extremely beneficial for humankind, even save lives. Such viruses,... 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
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
The historical roots of economic development  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
This article reviews an emerging area of research within economics that seeks to better understand contemporary economic outcomes by taking a historical perspective. The field has established that many of the contemporary differences in comparative economic... more
Bricks can act as 'cameras' for characterizing past presence of radioactive materials  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new technique for determining the historical location and distribution of radioactive materials, such as weapons... 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 effect of human mobility and control measures on the COVID-19 epidemic in China  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
The ongoing COVID-19 outbreak expanded rapidly throughout China. Major behavioral, clinical, and state interventions have been undertaken to mitigate the... more
Emergence of a Neolithic in highland New Guinea by 5000 to 4000 years ago  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
The emergence of agriculture was one of the most notable behavioral transformations in human history, driving innovations in technologies and... more
Is this the moment for universal basic income?  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Until now, universal basic income—a concept that would give all members of society an unconditional, guaranteed cash payment—has received limited attention among U.S. policymakers. But the coronavirus pandemic may change all that,... 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
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
UFO 'invasion' of NATO war games revealed in 'Project Blue Book' season finale  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
UFO sightings during NATO war games in 1952 set the stage for the season finale of "Project Blue Book," the History channel's... more
Study identifies ancestral fragments of DNA associated with hereditary prostate cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Vanderbilt researchers have identified haplotypes, ancestral fragments of DNA, that are associated with hereditary prostate cancer (HPC) in a first-of-its-kind genomic study made possible by the... more
Time symmetry and the laws of physics  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
If three or more objects move around each other, history cannot be reversed. That is the conclusion of an international team of researchers based on computer simulations of three black holes orbiting each other.... 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
As pandemic unfolds, fear and finance collide  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Despite global efforts to stall the spread of the novel coronavirus, growing fears surrounding the pandemic have caused markets to respond with record-breaking volatility. On Monday, the nation's volatility index, often referred to as... more
Covid-19 pandemic puts illegal wildlife trade in the spotlight  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Countries around the world are in a state of emergency, with millions of citizens in lockdown, their movements restricted or severely curtailed as a result of the global pandemic unleashed... more
Americans see Trump's virus response through partisan lens  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
America has a history of unifying in trying times and rallying around the president more
Trump's 'coup de grace'? Coronavirus tests a divided America  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
America has a history of unifying in trying times and rallying around the president more
Global human genomes reveal rich genetic diversity shaped by complex evolutionary history  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A new study has provided the most comprehensive analysis of human genetic diversity to date, after the sequencing of 929 human genomes. The study... 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
Epigenetic inheritance: A 'silver bullet' against climate change?  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The current pace of climate change exceeds historical events by 1-2 orders of magnitude, which will make it hard for organisms and ecosystems to adapt. For a long time, it has been... 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
A look inside the restoration of Notre Dame Cathedral  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Scientists lead the way in repairing the cathedral, while discovering historical insights along the way 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
Maize, not metal, key to native settlements' history in NY  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
New Cornell University research is producing a more accurate historical timeline for the occupation of Native American sites in upstate New York, based on radiocarbon dating of organic... more
Fine-tuning radiocarbon dating could 'rewrite' ancient events  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A new paper points out the need for an important new refinement to radiocarbon dating. The research has relevance for understanding key dates in Mediterranean history and prehistory, including the tomb of Tutankhamen and... more
Fins of prehistoric fish reveal origins of the human hand  REUTERS · 3 weeks
Inside the stout fins of a fish that prowled the shallow waters of an estuary in... more
Maize, not metal, key to native settlements' history in NY  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
New research is producing a more accurate historical timeline for the occupation of Native American sites in upstate New York, based on radiocarbon dating of organic materials and... more
Scientists expect spring floods to be milder than last year  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Too often disasters come in threes. But the year of global pandemic and record wildfires in Australia will not also be a year of historic floods in the... more
Ancient artifacts on the beaches of Northern Europe, and how we remember music  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
On this week’s show, host Joel Goldberg talks with science journalist Andrew Curry about archaeological finds from thousands of years ago along... more
Insights into human genetic variation and population history from 929 diverse genomes  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Genome sequences from diverse human groups are needed to understand the structure of genetic variation in our species and the history of, and relationships... more
History, mass loss, structure, and dynamic behavior of the Antarctic Ice Sheet  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Antarctica contains most of Earth’s fresh water stored in two large ice sheets. The more stable East Antarctic Ice Sheet is larger and older,... more
Global human genomes reveal rich genetic diversity shaped by complex evolutionary history  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A new study has provided the most comprehensive analysis of human genetic diversity to date, after the sequencing of 929 human genomes by scientists... more
Bone analyses tell about kitchen utensils in the Middle Ages  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Clay pots? Wooden spoons? Copper pots? Silver forks? What materials has man used for making kitchen utensils throughout history? A new study now sheds light on the use... more
Organellogenesis still a work in progress in novel dinoflagellates  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Many algae and plant species contain photosynthetic membrane-bound organelles called plastids that are actually remnants of a free-living cyanobacterium. At some point in evolutionary history, a cyanobacterium was engulfed by... more
Ancient teeth reveal Bronze Age gender inequality  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Analysing 2500-year-old teeth has thrown open a window onto life and gender inequality during Bronze Age China. more
Global warming influence on extreme weather events has been frequently underestimated  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Analysis shows global warming is intensifying the occurrence of unprecedented hot spells and downpours faster than predicted by historical trends. more
Fine-tuning radiocarbon dating could 'rewrite' ancient events  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Radiocarbon dating, invented in the late 1940s and improved ever since to provide more precise measurements, is the standard method for determining the dates of artifacts in archaeology and other disciplines. more
National monuments and economic growth in the American West  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
National monuments in the United States are protected lands that contain historic landmarks, historic and prehistoric structures, or other objects of historic or scientific interest. Their designations are often contentious.... more
Ancient fish fossil reveals evolutionary origin of the human hand  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
An ancient Elpistostege fish fossil found in Miguasha, Canada has revealed new insights into how the human hand evolved from fish fins. more
People with a cancer history have increased risk of developing atrial fibrillation  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
People with a history of cancer have an over two-fold risk of developing atrial fibrillation (AFib), the most common heart rhythm disorder, compared to... more
Ancient hornwort genomes could lead to crop improvement  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
An international research team illuminates the origin of land plants by analyzing the first hornwort genomes. In this ancient group of land plants, they discovered genes that could help crops grow more... more
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