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November 20, 2014
Were Neanderthals a sub-species of modern humans?
New York NY (SPX) Nov 19, 2014
In an extensive, multi-institution study led by SUNY Downstate Medical Center, researchers have identified new evidence supporting the growing belief that Neanderthals were a distinct species separate from modern humans (Homo sapiens), and not a subspecies of modern humans. The study looked at the entire nasal complex of Neanderthals and involved researchers with diverse academic backgrounds. Supported by funding from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health, the resea ... read more

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Fresh snow hits northeastern US in killer storm

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Second bird flu outbreak found on Dutch farm

Caltech geologists discover ancient buried canyon in South Tibet

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Sustainability and astrobiology combine to illuminate future Earth
Human-caused climate change, ocean acidification and species extinctions may eventually threaten the collapse of civilization, according to some scientists, while other people argue that for politic ... more
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Population boom, droughts contributed to collapse of ancient Assyrian Empire
There's more to the decline of the once mighty ancient Assyrian Empire than just civil wars and political unrest. Archaeological, historical, and paleoclimatic evidence suggests that climatic factor ... more
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Brazil Indians in race to save ancestral lands
Government foot-dragging has spurred a race by Brazil's Munduruku Indians to mark off their ancestral lands in the Amazon before they are wiped out by a planned hydroelectric complex. ... more
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UW study shows direct brain interface between humans
Sometimes, words just complicate things. What if our brains could communicate directly with each other, bypassing the need for language? University of Washington researchers have successfully replic ... more
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Tell-tales of war: Traditional stories highlight how ancient women survived
Through the ages, women have suffered greatly because of wars. Consequently, to protect themselves and their offspring, our female ancestors may have evolved survival strategies specific to problems ... more
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Ancient genomes show the European meta-population
DNA recovered from a 36,000 year old fossil skeleton found in Russia shows early divergence of Eurasians once they had left Africa, and the deep shared ancestry of Europeans. The new study, ca ... more
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Patents for humanity: Special edition of Technology and Innovation
The current special issue of Technology and Innovation, is devoted to patents that benefit people around the world who live with limited resources, in challenging environments, and are in need of be ... more
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Psychedelic mushrooms enable a hyperconnected brain
Many laypeople as well as scientists know the chemical that puts the "magic" in magic mushrooms is psilocybin. But how exactly does psilocybin affect the brain? What is the mechanism by which psilocybin delivers magic mushrooms' hallucinogenic and mind-bending properties? ... more
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Free urban data - what's it good for?
Cities around the world are increasingly making urban data freely available to the public. But is the content or structure of these vast data sets easy to access and of value? A new study of m ... more
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Urban seismic network detects human sounds
When listening to the Earth, what clues can seismic data reveal about the impact of urban life? Although naturally occurring vibrations have proven extremely useful to seismologists, until now the v ... more
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Death and social media: what happens next
A lot of people wonder what will happen to their social media accounts and files after they die, and more companies and communities are getting involved in the process. ... more
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Reducing population is no environmental quick fix
New multi-scenario modelling of world human population has concluded that even stringent fertility restrictions or a catastrophic mass mortality would not bring about large enough change this centur ... more
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Genomic data support early contact between Easter Island and Americas
People may have been making their way from Easter Island to the Americas well before the Dutch commander Jakob Roggeveen arrived with his ships in 1722, according to new genomic evidence showing tha ... more
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Parts of UK 'under siege' from immigration: defence minister
Parts of Britain are "under siege" from immigration, prompting the government to look at ways to stem the number of EU workers arriving, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said Sunday. ... more
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Highest altitude ice age human occupation documented in Peruvian Andes
In the southern Peruvian Andes, an archaeological team led by researchers at the University of Maine has documented the highest altitude ice age human occupation anywhere in the world - nearly 4,500 ... more
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Some scientists share better than others
Some scientists share better than others. While astronomers and geneticists embrace the concept, the culture of ecology still has a ways to go. Research by Michigan State University, published ... more
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Russia studies construction of its own orbital station

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Europeans lactose intolerant for 5,000 years after agriculture began
By analysing DNA extracted from the petrous bones of skulls of ancient Europeans, scientists have identified that these peoples remained intolerant to lactose (natural sugar in the milk of mammals) ... more
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Ice Age people in Peru's Andes lived at extreme highs
Ice Age people were able to survive at high elevations in the Peruvian Andes 12,400 years ago, almost a millennium earlier than previously thought, researchers said Thursday. ... more
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Scientists reconstruct genome from 45,000-year-old skeleton
Scientists have reconstructed the oldest known human genome after finding the bones of a 45,000-year-old man in Siberia. ... more
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Identifying hidden minds in impaired consciousness
This study uncovers hidden signatures of brain networks that could support consciousness in patients who are unresponsive and seemingly vegetative, but who demonstrate signs of covert awareness. ... more
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Cadavers beat computers for learning anatomy
Despite the growing popularity of using computer simulation to help teach college anatomy, students learn much better through the traditional use of human cadavers, according to new research that ha ... more
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Those who rest their brain and reflect learn better
All work and no play makes the brain a dull toy. At least that's what new science out of the University of Texas suggests. Learning happens best, researchers say, when the brain is allowed to rest and given time for reflection. ... more
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Autism autism evolved recently in human history
Human geneticists have discovered that a region of the genome associated with autism contains genetic variation that evolved in the last 250,000 years, after the divergence of humans from ancient ho ... more
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Graphene sensors provide insights into brain structure and function
Understanding the anatomical structure and function of the brain is a longstanding goal in neuroscience and a top priority of President Obama's brain initiative. Electrical monitoring and stimulatio ... more
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