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February 26, 2015
Your eyelashes are fine as they are, it's math
Atlanta (UPI) Feb 25, 2015
Stop with the extensions. There's a reason your eyelashes are the length they are. A new study claims a mathematical formula adopted by evolutionary biology offers eyes the perfect amount of protection from the elements. According to researchers at Georgia Tech, the ideal eyelash length is one-third the width of the eye. And it's not just the human genome that's adopted this perfect formula. Researchers found that 21 other species, in addition to Homo sapiens, utilize the ratio - including she ... read more

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Can unemployment trigger personality changes?
A new study claims to link lengthy waits in the unemployment lines to discernible changes in personality - changes that may become near-permanent. ... more
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New insights into cellular mechanisms of information processing in brain
While synapses contain hundreds to thousands of synaptic vesicles, when a specific signal is received by the neuron, only a fraction of synaptic vesicles that exist in what is called the readily rel ... more
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New map of human epigenomes is most expansive ever
At team of geneticists from across the country have built the most comprehensive map of human epigenomes - both expansive and detailed. It's the culmination of almost a decade of research into gene expression. ... more
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Complex nerve signaling traced back to common ancestor
New research shows that a burst of evolutionary innovation in the genes responsible for electrical communication among nerve cells in our brains occurred over 600 million years ago in a common ances ... more
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Reality is distorted in brain's maps
The brain's GPS would be worthless if it simply contained maps of our surroundings that were not aligned to the real world. But we now know how this is done. The way that the brain's internal ... more
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Neanderthals disappeared from the Iberian Peninsula before than from the rest of Europe
Until a few months ago different scientific articles, including those published in 'Nature', dated the disappearance of the Neanderthals (Homo neanderthalensis) from Europe at around 40,000 years ag ... more
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Scientists call for antibody 'bar code' to follow Human Genome Project
More than 100 researchers from around the world have collaborated to craft a request that could fundamentally alter how the antibodies used in research are identified, a project potentially on the s ... more
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Complex environments push 'brain' evolution
Little animations trying to master a computer game are teaching neuroscience researchers how the brain evolves when faced with difficult tasks. Neuroscientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison ... more
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New software analyzes human genomes faster than ever
Investigators at Nationwide Children's Hospital have developed an analysis "pipeline" that slashes the time it takes to search a person's genome for disease-causing variations from weeks to hours. A ... more
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Skull discovery potentially housed brain like ours
An SFU archaeologist and graduate student have helped an Israeli-led scientific team discover our direct ancestors likely came from Africa or the Middle East and not Europe. Francesco Berna, a ... more
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Can hair-growing stem cells cure baldness?
A new technique for growing human hair in a petri dish may hold promise for balding men and women all over the world. Scientists have managed to grow new hair from human pluripotent stem cells - cells capable of morphing into all sorts of different cells. ... more
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Scientists map brains of the blind to solve mysteries of specialization
Studying the brain activity of blind people, scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem are challenging the standard view of how the human brain specializes to perform different kinds of tasks ... more
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Did genetic links to modern maladies provide ancient benefits?
Psoriasis, a chronic skin condition, can cause rashes that itch and sting. So why would a genetic susceptibility to this and other ailments persist for hundreds of thousands of years, afflicting our ... more
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Ancient skull from Galilee cave offers clues to first modern Europeans
The discovery of a 55,000-year-old partial skull in Northern Israel provides new insights into the migration of modern humans out of Africa. The rare find is reported in the journal Nature this week ... more
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Australopithecus africanus: Strong hands for a precise grip
Some of the morphological characteristics of the human hand are different from that of other primates enabling us to grab objects with precision and use them exerting a force. Yet, how did our early ... more
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Easter Island mystery
Long before the Europeans arrived on Easter Island in 1722, the native Polynesian culture known as Rapa Nui showed signs of demographic decline. However, the catalyst has long been debated in the sc ... more
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Fossil skull connects continents
Manot is a karstic cave in the North of Israel, very close to the Lebanese border. The first excavations began in 2010 and are continued up to day. Countless archaeological objects were discovered w ... more
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Livermore research finds early Mesoamericans affected by climate
Scientists have reconstructed the past climate for the region around Cantona, a large fortified city in highland Mexico, and found the population drastically declined in the past, at least in part b ... more
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Scientists extend telomeres to slow cell aging
Will extending telomeres lead to longer, healthier lives? Researchers have taken an important step toward answering this question by developing a new treatment used in the laboratory that extends te ... more
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Early human ancestors used their hands like modern humans
New research suggests pre-Homo human ancestral species, such as Australopithecus africanus, used human-like hand postures much earlier than was previously thought. Anthropologists from the Uni ... more
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A mother's baby talk isn't easier to understand
Slow and sing-song, with a diminutive -y added onto plenty of the words (yummy, tummy, potty) - these are a few of the characteristics of baby talk, the way so many parents communicate with their young ones. ... more
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ENIGMA consortium aims to crack brain's genetic code
In the largest collaborative study of the brain to date, researchers from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) led a global consortium of 190 institutions to id ... more
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ORNL model explores location of future US population growth
Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a population distribution model that provides unprecedented county-level predictions of where people will live ... more
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Humanity has exceeded 4 of 9 'planetary boundaries'
An international team of researchers says climate change, the loss of biosphere integrity, land-system change, and altered biogeochemical cycles like phosphorus and nitrogen runoff have all passed b ... more
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