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September 18, 2014
Chinese doctors discover woman missing cerebellum
Jinan, China (UPI) Sep 12, 2014
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. It's only the ninth time in all of human history a person has been found to be missing his or her cerebellum. Most previous cases were only discovered after the individuals died prematurely. ... read more

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New branch added to European family tree

Study finds Great Barrier Reef is an effective wave absorber

Coral growth rate plummets in 30-year comparison

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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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Ancient underground complex sat beneath Stonehenge
The massive hunks of granite that make up Stonehenge are just part of a much larger puzzle. As new research reveals, Stonehenge is what remains of was once a vast complex of burial mounds and shrines - some above the earth, much more buried beneath. ... more
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Demographic crisis empties out Japan's countryside
The tiny Japanese community of Mishima was desperate to reverse its shrinking population so officials came up with what they hoped would be a game-changing plan: free cows. ... more
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Research: Increased number of psychopaths in upper management
For the first time, a study has shown those with psychopathic tendencies and high intelligence can and do manipulate tests designed to reveal their true psychopathic selves. ... more
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'Telepathy' experiment sends 1st mental message
For the first time, scientists have been able to send a simple mental message from one person to another without any contact between the two, thousands of miles apart in India and France. ... more
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War between bacteria and phages benefits humans
In the battle between our immune systems and cholera bacteria, humans may have an unknown ally in bacteria-killing viruses known as phages. In a new study, researchers from Tufts University, Massach ... more
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Economic forces killing 25 percent of the world's languages
Globalization and other economic forces have combined to quash roughly a quarter of the world's languages. According to a new study by researchers at the University of Cambridge, in England, some 25 percent of the world's languages are nearing extinction as a result of rapid economic growth. ... more
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Extinctions during human era worse than thought
It's hard to comprehend how bad the current rate of species extinction around the world has become without knowing what it was before people came along. The newest estimate is that the pre-human rat ... more
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Scientists find possible neurobiological basis for tradeoff between honesty, self-interest
What's the price of your integrity? Tell the truth; everyone has a tipping point. We all want to be honest, but at some point, we'll lie if the benefit is great enough. Now, scientists have confirme ... more
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Archaeologists discover Neanderthal cave art in Gibraltar
Neanderthals have gotten a bad rap. Informally, the now extinct human species Homo neanderthalensis is thought of as a bunch of babbling, rock-bashing meatheads. But more and more evidence suggests they were likely more sophisticated. Most recently, a piece of Neanderthal cave art was found in Gibraltar - further evidence that modern Homo sapiens have been underestimating their ancestors intelligence. ... more
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DNA shows Arctic group's isolation lasted 4,000 years
A long-gone group of ancient people known as Paleo-Eskimos lived in isolation in the North American Arctic for more than 4,000 years, said a study on Thursday. ... more
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The roots of human altruism
Scientists have long been searching for the factor that determines why humans often behave so selflessly. It was known that humans share this tendency with species of small Latin American primates o ... more
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Stone-tipped spears lethal, may indicate early cognitive and social skills
Attaching a stone tip on to a wooden spear shaft was a significant innovation for early modern humans living around 500,000 years ago. However, it was also a costly behavior in terms of time and eff ... more
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A long childhood feeds the hungry human brain
A five-year old's brain is an energy monster. It uses twice as much glucose (the energy that fuels the brain) as that of a full-grown adult, a new study led by Northwestern University anthropologist ... more
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SA's Taung Child's skull and brain not human-like in expansion
The Taung Child, South Africa's premier hominin discovered 90 years ago by Wits University Professor Raymond Dart, never seizes to transform and evolve the search for our collective origins. B ... more
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Gamblers have greedy birdbrains, new study suggests
According to psychologists at Warwick University, in the United Kingdom, the risky decisions that gamblers make are similar to the tendencies of greedy pigeons. ... more
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Japanese 111-year-old becomes oldest man
A Japanese man born months before the Wright brothers carried out the first human flight was recognised Wednesday as the world's oldest male at the age of 111. ... more
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Neanderthals and humans interacted for thousands of years
A new study from Oxford University reveals Neanderthals and humans interacted for up to 5,000 years, 10 times longer than previously thought. ... more
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Science team criticizes adoption of 'novel ecosystems' by policymakers
Embracing "novel" ecosystems is dangerous, according to a new study by an international team. Novel ecosystems arise when human activities transform biological communities through species invasions ... more
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8,000-year-old mutation key to human life at high altitudes
In an environment where others struggle to survive, Tibetans thrive in the thin air on the Tibetan Plateau, with an average elevation of 14,800 feet. A University of Utah led discovery that hinged a ... more
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Flores bones evidence of Down syndrome, not new species
In 2004, archaeologists found the remains of an ancient human in Flores, Indonesia, that some suggested was proof of a new species - a relative of early man known as Homo floresiensis and dubbed the "hobbit." ... more
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6,500-year-old human skeleton found in museum storage
Clean out your closets, people! Every week, there's a new story about someone finding something remarkable in their storage closets - one week it's prehistoric amber, another time it's smallpox vials, and now it's 6,500-year-old human remains. ... more
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Engineering a protein to prevent brain damage from toxic agents
Research at New York University is paving the way for a breakthrough that may prevent brain damage in civilians and military troops exposed to poisonous chemicals-particularly those in pesticides an ... more
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OkCupid admits toying with users to find love formula
OkCupid on Monday said it messed with members' minds a bit in a bid to refine the formula for finding love at the online matchmaking service. ... more
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