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October 15, 2014
Buried complex of ancient cult uncovered in Israel
Tel Burna, Israel (UPI) Oct 14, 2014
Archaeologists at the ancient site of Tel Burna, in Israel, have uncovered a massive complex they say likely served as the meeting place for a cult that worshipped one the culture's unique gods. The complex dates to roughly 3,000 years ago. The buried complex is huge, comprising a number of smaller rooms, most centered around a large, 55-foot by 55-foot, courtyard. Inside the chambers researchers found ceramic jars, called pithoi, nearly large enough to hold a human body. Also present were thre ... read more

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Scientists are closer to understanding human height
Scientists believe they now have a better understanding of what determines height in humans. An international group of researchers came together and studied a group of over 250,000 people from different regions of the world. They located over 400 genome regions that appear to be related to determining height, and they found almost 700 genetic variants. ... more
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Protected caves in Oregon change ideas of early Americans
A string of caves in rural Oregon are now federally protected after being added to the National Register of Historic Places. ... more
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Curiosity helps the brain acquire new information
Being curious about something actually changes the way the brain behaves, preparing it to learn something new. In fact, a piqued interest doesn't just ready the brain for the immediately relevant learning material, but also enable our brains to better absorb incidental information too. ... more
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DNA analysis suggests humanity has more mothers than fathers
Throughout human history monogamy has been a sexual philosophy largely eschewed by men, yet demanded of women. This was especially so for men of early human societies, who preferred the company of numerous wives. ... more
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Skin pigment renders sun's UV radiation harmless using projectiles
Researchers at Lund University in Sweden and other institutions have worked out how the pigment of the skin manages to protect the body from the sun's dangerous UV rays. The skin pigment converts th ... more
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Human genome was shaped by an evolutionary arms race with itself
New findings by scientists at the University of California, Santa Cruz, suggest that an evolutionary arms race between rival elements within the genomes of primates drove the evolution of complex re ... more
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Ancient genome from southern Africa throws light on our origins
What can DNA from the skeleton of a man who lived 2,330 years ago in the southernmost tip of Africa tell us about ourselves as humans? A great deal when his DNA profile is one of the 'earliest diver ... more
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New study explains the brain of multitaskers
Americans are becoming more and more comfortable with multitasking, and a new study from the University of Sussex might have an explanation for its relation to the brain. Kep Kee Loh and fellow researchers studied 75 adults and asked them how much they multitask by engaging in more than one form of media at a time. Checking your Facebook while also watching a TV show would be the kind of multitasking they're looking for. Participants were put in an MRI to see how their brains differed. Those who answered positively to heavy media multitasking were shown to have less anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) grey matter in their brains. ... more
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Innovative Stone Age tools were not African invention
A new discovery of thousands of Stone Age tools has provided a major insight into human innovation 325,000 years ago and how early technological developments spread across the world, according to re ... more
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Stone Age site challenges assumptions about human technology
The analysis of artifacts from a 325,000-year-old site in Armenia shows that human technological innovation occurred intermittently throughout the Old World, rather than spreading from a single poin ... more
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Politics Divide Coastal Residents' Views of Environment
From the salmon-rich waters of Southeast Alaska to the white sand beaches of Florida's Gulf Coast to Downeast Maine's lobster, lumber and tourist towns, coastal residents around the U.S. share a com ... more
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Do wearable lifestyle activity monitors really work?
Wearable electronic activity monitors hold great promise in helping people to reach their fitness and health goals. These increasingly sophisticated devices help the wearers improve their wellness b ... more
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Chimps raised by humans don't get along with other chimps
It's estimated there are more than 700 pet chimpanzees currently living in the United States, many of them smuggled illegally from Africa. Should any of these 700 chimp owners grow disenchanted as their adorable infant quickly turns into a moody 200-pound ape - and many will - they'll likely call a local zoo or wildlife organization. ... more
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Sensing Neuronal Activity With Light
For years, neuroscientists have been trying to develop tools that would allow them to clearly view the brain's circuitry in action-from the first moment a neuron fires to the resulting behavior in a ... more
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Human faces are so variable because we evolved to look unique
The amazing variety of human faces - far greater than that of most other animals - is the result of evolutionary pressure to make each of us unique and easily recognizable, according to a new study ... more
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Computerized emotion detector
Face recognition software measures various parameters in a mug shot, such as the distance between the person's eyes, the height from lip to top of their nose and various other metrics and then compa ... more
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Modern Europeans descended from three groups of ancestors
New studies of ancient DNA are shifting scientists' ideas of how groups of people migrated across the globe and interacted with one another thousands of years ago. By comparing nine ancient genomes ... more
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World population may hit 11 billion by 2100: study
The world population may grow larger than previously estimated, reaching 11 billion people by century's end, according to a UN-led analysis published Thursday. ... more
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How learning to talk is in the genes
Researchers have found evidence that genetic factors may contribute to the development of language during infancy. Scientists from the Medical Research Council (MRC) Integrative Epidemiology U ... more
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Chinese doctors discover woman missing cerebellum
Even without knowing much about the different parts of the brain, the "cerebellum" just sounds necessary for survival. But after a woman in China came to the emergency room complaining of dizziness and nausea, doctors were flabbergasted to find the woman was missing the small but vital portion of the brain. ... more
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Non-dominant hand vital to the evolution of the thumb
Research shows non-dominant hand is likely to have played a vital role in the evolution of modern human hand morphology. In the largest experiment ever undertaken into the manipulative pressur ... more
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Evolutionary tools improve prospects for sustainable development
Solving societal challenges in food security, emerging diseases and biodiversity loss will require evolutionary thinking in order to be effective in the long run. Inattention to this will only ... more
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Study ties groundwater to human evolution
Our ancient ancestors' ability to move around and find new sources of groundwater during extremely dry periods in Africa millions of years ago may have been key to their survival and the evolution o ... more
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Female baboons with guy pals live longer
Research has shown strong social relationships - both with friends and significant others - to be good for human health. Now a new study shows the same holds true for baboons. ... more
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