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Brain folding provides researchers with an accurate marker to predict psychosis
SCIENCE DAILY By using images of the brain to look at how the grey matter is folded on itself, researchers can predict which high-risk patients will develop psychosis... 23 minutes
A Yellowstone guide to life on Mars
SCIENCE DAILY A geology student is helping NASA determine whether life existed on other planets. He is helping find a marker for ancient bacterial life on Mars. The research could help scientists put to rest one... 42 minutes
Exploiting rabies virus machinery to usher Parkinson's disease drug directly to the brain
NEWS MEDICAL The rabies virus wreaks havoc on the brain, triggering psychosis and death. To get where it needs to go, the virus must... 1 hour
DNA Analysis Of Ancient Excrement Reveals The Diets Of Centuries Past
NPR Researchers are exhuming ancient dung from toilets of yore to reconstruct snapshots of food and lifestyle in bygone centuries. The parasites that show up in privies... 5 hours
Incredible Fossilized Footprints Suggest That Early Humans Stalked Giant Sloths
LIVE SCIENCE A bigfoot-like giant ground sloth had unwelcome company about 11,000 years ago. No matter which way the creature went, ancient humans followed it, stepping in its elongated, kidney-shaped... 6 hours
Ancient skeleton of child found in ruins of Pompeii's bath
PHYS.ORG Work at ancient thermal baths in Pompeii's ruins has revealed the skeleton of a crouching child who perished in Mount Vesuvius' eruption in A.D. 79. 7 hours
Researchers study how early humans thrived through volcanic winter
PHYS.ORG UTA researcher Naomi Cleghorn has participated in a Nature paper that describes how humans thrived in South Africa through the Toba volcanic eruption about 74,000 years ago, which created a... 7 hours
Maternal binge drinking may make offspring more vulnerable to mood problems and alcohol abuse
NEWS MEDICAL Binge drinking by pregnant and lactating mothers can impair the mental health of their offspring, reports a study published today... 8 hours
In China, coffee shop habits show cultural differences tied to farming
SCIENCE-NEWS Farming histories have shaped behavior in northern and southern China. 9 hours
Giant sloth vs. ancient man: fossil footprints track prehistoric hunt
REUTERS BOURNEMOUTH, England (Reuters) - Scientists have uncovered evidence of ancient humans engaged in a deadly face-off... 9 hours
Moving chairs in Starbucks: Observational studies find rice-wheat cultural differences in daily life in China
Science Magazine Traditional paddy rice farmers had to share labor and coordinate irrigation in a way that most wheat farmers... 9 hours
Your behavior in Starbucks may reveal more about you than you think
Science Magazine Cultural differences are revealed in coffee shop etiquette, study in China finds 9 hours
Ancient human-sloth hunt hinted at in 15,000-year-old footprints
Science Magazine Find adds credence to the idea that people helped drive giant mammals to extinction 9 hours
Parasite eggs from ancient latrines hint at people's past diets
PHYS.ORG DNA in parasite eggs recovered from ancient latrines provides new clues to the foods eaten by past populations, as well as their animal domestication and hunting practices, according... 9 hours
Rabies trick could help treat Parkinson's disease
PHYS.ORG The rabies virus wreaks havoc on the brain, triggering psychosis and death. To get where it needs to go, the virus must first trick the nervous system and cross the blood brain barrier—a process... 11 hours
Archaeologists on ancient horse find in Nile River Valley
SCIENCE DAILY An ancient horse burial at Tombos along the Nile River Valley shows that a member of the horse family thousands of years ago was more important to the culture than... 13 hours
How microbes living in the gut affect the brain and behaviour
PHYS.ORG Researchers at the University of Oxford have proposed an evolutionary framework to understand why microbes living in the gut affect the brain and behaviour, published in... 16 hours
This Eerie Human-Like Figure Is Twice as Old as Egypt's Pyramids
LIVE SCIENCE Archaeologists also discovered a new "face" on the ancient carving, called the Shigir Idol. 16 hours
This 11,000-year-old statue unearthed in Siberia may reveal ancient views of taboos and demons
Science Magazine Gigantic wooden statue is among world’s oldest monumental art 17 hours
Archaeologists on ancient horse find in Nile River Valley
PHYS.ORG An ancient horse burial at Tombos along the Nile River Valley shows that a member of the horse family thousands of years ago was more important to the culture than... 17 hours
Clues to an Iron Age massacre lie in what the assailants left behind
SCIENCE-NEWS Ancient Scandinavian massacre may reflect power struggles after Rome’s fall. 17 hours
Rare Stone Head of Emperor Marcus Aurelius Discovered in Egyptian Temple
LIVE SCIENCE Egyptian archaeologists have unearthed a rare find at the temple in Kom Ombo. 17 hours
MGH researchers identify risk factors for drug overdose in youth with substance use disorders
NEWS MEDICAL A team of Massachusetts General Hospital investigators has identified factors that may increase the risk of drug overdose in adolescents... 1 day
Amazonian Bora people mimic the rhythm of their language for communication over large distances using drums
PHYS.ORG An international team of researchers, including Frank Seifart and Sven Grawunder of the former Department of... 1 day
Archeologists open burial chambers in Sudanese pyramid
PHYS.ORG Sudan's official news agency says archeologists have reopened burial chambers in an ancient pyramid north of the capital, Khartoum. 1 day
New take on early evolution of photosynthesis
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have begun re-thinking the evolutionary history of photochemical reaction centers (RCs). Their analysis describes a new pathway that ancient organisms may have taken to evolve the great variety of photosynthetic RCs seen today... 2 days
Team discovers a new take on early evolution of photosynthesis
PHYS.ORG A team of scientists from Arizona State University's School of Molecular Sciences has begun re-thinking the evolutionary history of photochemical reaction centers (RCs). Their analysis was recently published... 2 days
Ancient Amazonians lived sustainably – and this matters for conservation today
PHYS.ORG Our colleague, the archaeologist Santiago Rivas, recently made a remarkable discovery. On a small plateau above the outskirts of Iquitos, a town in the northern Peruvian... 2 days
Inequality in science funding
PHYS.ORG New research shows that winners of a large research grant programme in the Netherlands have a 2.5 times greater chance of obtaining a follow-up grant than nonwinners. The research, which focused on NWO Vidi Grants, was jointly carried out by... 2 days
Study shows undocumented immigration doesn't increase violent crime
PHYS.ORG Undocumented immigrants reduce the rate of violent crime in the United States, according to a new study, despite immigrants struggling with many socioeconomic factors shared by people who are more likely to... 2 days
Studies show hemp's potential for treating ovarian cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Results from some of the first studies to examine hemp's ability to fight cancer show that it might one day be useful as plant-based treatment for ovarian cancer. Hemp is part of... 2 days
Study shows effects of socioeconomic status on immune cells of children with asthma
NEWS MEDICAL There are considerable socioeconomic disparities in asthma control among children, but the molecular origins of these disparities are not well understood. 2 days
Hemp shows potential for treating ovarian cancer
SCIENCE DAILY Results from some of the first studies to examine hemp's ability to fight cancer show that it might one day be useful as plant-based treatment for ovarian cancer. Hemp is part of the same... 2 days
Did last ice age affect breastfeeding in Native Americans?
SCIENCE DAILY Biologists have been puzzled by the evolutionary adaptation behind a common tooth trait of northern Asians and Native Americans: shovel-shaped incisors. An analysis of archeological specimens shows that nearly 100... 2 days
Aliens on Super-Earth Planets Could Be Stuck There...Literally
LIVE SCIENCE Any alien civilizations born on "super-Earth" planets may be ground-bound by their home worlds' powerful gravity, a new study suggests. 2 days
Even a single mindfulness meditation session can reduce anxiety
SCIENCE DAILY Mindfulness meditation programs have shown promise for the treatment of anxiety, one of the most common mental health disorders in the US. New research suggests people can begin to derive... 2 days
Medical News Today: Common allergic conditions linked to mental health
MNT Although allergies might seem a world away from mental health, a new study finds that common allergic conditions increase the risk of psychiatric problems. 2 days
Common allergic conditions linked to mental health
MNT Although allergies might seem a world away from mental health, a new study finds that common allergic conditions increase the risk of psychiatric problems. 2 days
New report reveals cybercriminal spending behaviours
PHYS.ORG A University of Surrey senior lecturer in Criminology has teamed up with virtualisation technology company Bromium to produce "Into the Web of Profit", a research study revealing the socio-economic and spending differences among cybercriminals. 3 days
Asthma and hay fever linked to increased risk of psychiatric disorders
SCIENCE DAILY A new study is the first to find a significant link between asthma, hay fever and a broad spectrum of psychiatric disorders. Over 15 years, 10.8... 3 days
In ancient Mesopotamia, sex among the gods shook heaven and earth
PHYS.ORG Sexuality was central to life in ancient Mesopotamia, an area of the Ancient Near East often described as the cradle of western civilisation roughly corresponding to... 3 days
No Way Out? Aliens on 'Super-Earth' Planets May Be Trapped by Gravity
SPACE.COM Any alien civilizations born on "super-Earth" planets may be ground-bound by their home worlds' powerful gravity, a new study suggests. 3 days
Professor defends role in Cambridge Analytica data scandal
PHYS.ORG The psychologist behind an app that harvested data from 50 million Facebook users defended his role in the scandal Sunday, saying he "never heard a word" of opposition from the social media... 3 days
Black parents can help bridge cultural divide between students and white teachers
PHYS.ORG Bringing black parents into school settings can work toward shifting and closing the cultural disconnects between black families and predominantly white school personnel, according... 3 days
clear as mud desiccation cracks help reveal the shape of water on mars Clear as Mud: Desiccation Cracks Help Reveal the Shape of Water on Mars
ASTRO WATCH As Curiosity rover marches across Mars, the red planet’s watery... 3 days
Archaeologists find bust of Roman emperor in Egypt
PHYS.ORG Egypt says archaeologists have discovered a bust of the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius in the southern city of Aswan. 4 days
Meditation could help reduce anxiety levels and some heart health risk factors
NEWS MEDICAL It sounds like a late-night commercial: In just one hour you can reduce your anxiety levels and some heart health risk factors. But a... 5 days
Triassic Reptile from Tanzania Finally Gets Scientific Name: Mandasuchus tanyauchen
SCI-NEWS.COM An international team of paleontologists from the Natural History Museum, London, the University of Birmingham and... 6 days
IU psychologist receives NIH grant to study earliest phases of language learning in children
NEWS MEDICAL An Indiana University psychologist has been awarded $1.7 million from the National Institutes of Health to better understand the earliest... 6 days
Unprecedented wave of large-mammal extinctions linked to prehistoric humans
SCIENCE DAILY Homo sapiens, Neanderthals and other recent human relatives may have begun hunting large mammal species down to size -- by way of extinction -- at least 90,000 years earlier than... 6 days
Drug use in the ancient world, and what will happen to plants as carbon dioxide levels increase
Science Magazine Armed with new data, archaeologists are revealing that mind-altering drugs were present at the... 6 days
Did ancient Mesopotamians get high? Near Eastern rituals may have included opium, cannabis
Science Magazine Researchers uncover unique kitchen in a 4000-year-old palace, where priests may have served up opium-laced potions for ceremonies 6 days
Ancient DNA untangles South Asian roots
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Unprecedented wave of large-mammal extinctions linked to ancient humans
PHYS.ORG Homo sapiens, Neanderthals and other recent human relatives may have begun hunting large mammal species down to size - by way of extinction - at least 90,000 years earlier than... 6 days
Ancient coins, bracelets looted from Romania return home
PHYS.ORG Coins and bracelets from the 1st century that were looted from western Romania years ago and smuggled out of the country were put on display Thursday after a joint investigation with Austria... 6 days
Social values of masculinity and honor fuel contact with mafia-type groups
PHYS.ORG Adherence to masculine honour among young Italian men is a strong indication they are likely to engage in contact with the mafia-type groups, new research led... 7 days
A hole in an ancient cow’s skull could have been surgery practice
SCIENCE-NEWS Before performing skull operations on people, ancient surgeons may have rehearsed on cows. 7 days
New insight into the never-ending arms-race between viruses and their hosts
PHYS.ORG Viruses have been infecting all forms of life – from single-celled bacteria to humans – for as long as there has been life on Earth. Because... 7 days
Genetic make-up impacts long-term effectiveness of phobia treatment
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers have discovered that variations in the efficacy of psychological treatment for phobias are associated with the serotonin transporter gene. 7 days
Eurasian atmospheric circulation anomalies can persist from winter to the following spring
PHYS.ORG Surface air temperature (SAT) anomalies have pronounced impacts on agriculture, socioeconomic development, and people's daily lives. For example, the record-breaking hot summer over many... 7 days
Study shows how deployment time increases risk of suicide attempt in soldiers
NEWS MEDICAL Soldiers who deploy twice in one year, with six months or less between each deployment, could be at an increased risk for attempted suicide... 1 week
We can recognize speakers only from how faces move when talking
SCIENCE DAILY Results of a new study by psychologists and speech scientists should help to settle a long-standing disagreement among cognitive psychologists about the information we use to... 1 week
we think we re the first advanced earthlings but how do we really know We Think We’re the First Advanced Earthlings—But How Do We Really Know?
ASTRO WATCH Imagine if, many millions of years ago, dinosaurs drove cars through cities of mile-high buildings. A preposterous idea, right? Over the course of tens... 1 week
South Asians are descended from a mix of farmers, herders, and hunter-gatherers, ancient DNA reveals
Science Magazine Mix of ancient ancestries is surprisingly similar to Europe’s 1 week
Decline of genetic diversity in ancient domestic stallions in Europe
Science Magazine Present-day domestic horses are immensely diverse in their maternally inherited mitochondrial DNA, yet they show very little variation on their paternally inherited Y chromosome. Although it has recently... 1 week
New new genus and species of extinct baleen whale identified
SCIENCE DAILY Paleontologists are rewriting the history of New Zealand's ancient whales by describing a previously unknown genus of baleen whale, alive more than 27.5 million years ago and found... 1 week
Hydrogen as a pedalling aid
PHYS.ORG An e-bike fueled with hydrogen instead of electricity? No, this is not a utopia, but reality: industrial gas specialist Linde has developed a hydrogen pedelec equipped with a compact fuel cell instead of the usual battery. Florian Freund... 1 week
Medical News Today: Am I nonbinary?
MNT Many people choose to define their gender outside of biological sex. They conceptualize their gender identity based on psychological and social, as well as biological factors. These have developed over time and led to different definitions,... 1 week
Sharp claws helped ancient seals conquer the oceans
PHYS.ORG If you've ever seen seals frolicking in the water, you know they are agile swimmers, with perfectly adapted paddle-like limbs. But if you think those flippers are just for swimming, then think again. 1 week
New species of ancient whale identified and named by Otago palaeontologists
PHYS.ORG University of Otago palaeontologists are rewriting the history of New Zealand's ancient whales by describing a previously unknown genus of baleen whale, alive more than 27.5... 1 week
Diamonds in Meteorite May Hail from Our Ancient Solar System
SPACE.COM Pieces of diamond encased in rock descended from space and landed in the Nubian Desert of Sudan and, according to a new study, prove the existence of an... 1 week
Resilience counteracts effects of childhood abuse and neglect on health
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have determined that psychological resilience has a positive effect on health outcomes for people living with schizophrenia. This is the first study to quantitatively assess the effects... 1 week
This ancient Maya city may have helped the Snake King dynasty spread
SCIENCE-NEWS A rural hub in an ancient Maya state gets its due with some laser help. 1 week
Kristina Olson is first psychologist to win NSF’s Waterman award
Science Magazine University of Washington professor is first woman honored since 2004 1 week
Silurian Hypothesis: Were There Industrial Civilizations on Earth before Humans?
SCI-NEWS.COM How do we really know there weren’t previous civilizations on our planet that rose and fell... 1 week
Olson is first psychologist to win NSF’s Waterman award
Science Magazine University of Washington professor is first woman honored since 2004 1 week
Team discovers mysterious head of a pharaoh
PHYS.ORG Swansea University Egyptology lecturer Dr Ken Griffin has found a depiction of one of the most famous pharaoh's in history Hatshepsut (one of only a handful of female pharaohs) on an object in the... 1 week
Could we detect an ancient industrial civilization in the geological record?
PHYS.ORG As a species, we humans tend to take it for granted that we are the only ones that live in sedentary communities, use tools, and alter... 1 week
Ancient Egyptian Incantations Tell of Biblical Human Sacrifice
LIVE SCIENCE Deciphered text on a papyrus found near an Egyptian pyramid describes the biblical story of Isaac. 1 week
Poland broke EU law by logging in ancient forest: court
PHYS.ORG Poland's rightwing government broke the law by logging in one of Europe's last primeval forests, a UNESCO world heritage site, the European Union's top court ruled Tuesday. 1 week
We think we're the first advanced earthlings -- but how do we really know?
SCIENCE DAILY Imagine if, many millions of years ago, dinosaurs drove cars through cities of mile-high buildings. A preposterous idea, right? In... 1 week
We think we're the first advanced earthlings—but how do we really know?
PHYS.ORG Imagine if, many millions of years ago, dinosaurs drove cars through cities of mile-high buildings. A preposterous idea, right? Over the course of tens... 1 week
More than 3000 years of human activity in 5 square metres
PHYS.ORG Nico Staring, researcher in Egyptian art, culture and history is taking part in an excavation mission in Saqqara. During the New Kingdom, the tombs of Horemheb... 1 week
Intranasal formulation of ketamine shows promise in rapid treatment of depression, suicidality
NEWS MEDICAL A nasal spray formulation of ketamine shows promise in the rapid treatment of symptoms of major depression and suicidal thoughts, according to a new study published... 1 week
Surviving climate change, then and now
SCIENCE DAILY An archeological dig in Italy reveals that prehistoric humans made it through a major natural disaster by cooperating with each other -- and that's a lesson for our future. 1 week
Cytoplasmic streaming is involved in the transmission of signals within giant cells in Chara algae
PHYS.ORG Chara algae are ancient plant organisms that are commonly found in freshwater reservoirs and occur, though more rarely,... 1 week
Surviving climate change, then and now
PHYS.ORG Trade and social networking helped our Homo sapiens ancestors survive a climate-changing volcanic eruption 40,000 years ago, giving hope that we will be able to ride out global warming by staying interconnected, a new study suggests. 1 week
Research shows social class has a strong influence on cultural tastes
PHYS.ORG A major national survey of over 1,200 Australians, led by Western Sydney University, found that social class has a strong influence on a person's cultural tastes... 2 weeks
Using virtual reality to plot urban green spaces
PHYS.ORG City dwellers who are weary of the concrete jungle often seek out a bit of nature. Whether they visit an urban park or find a small green space, residents can gain a... 2 weeks
How DNA is revealing Latin America’s lost histories, and how to make a molecule from just two atoms
Science Magazine Geneticists and anthropologists studying historical records and modern-day genomes are finding traces... 2 weeks
Ancient sites savaged in Yemen, Iraq
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Sociologist upends notions about parental help with homework
PHYS.ORG UConn researcher Angran Li, a doctoral student in sociology, has found that one size does not fit all students when it comes to parents helping with homework, and that parental involvement in... 2 weeks
What the Heck Are These 520-Million-Year-Old Blobs? Experts Can't Agree.
LIVE SCIENCE Here's a brainteaser: Do the 520-million-year-old fossils of an ancient, bug-like creature actually show a silhouette of its brains? Or are these blobby shapes in its head merely... 2 weeks
It's not your fitness tracker -- it's you
SCIENCE DAILY An international study reveals that no one defines physical activity the same way when they are asked to report how much they exercise. The findings are a caution for researchers trying to... 2 weeks
Are there two pilots in the cockpit?
PHYS.ORG Ever since the early days of commercial aviation, flight safety has steadily improved. Considering the number of flights, accidents are now extremely rare, and 70% of them are attributable to human factors. This has... 2 weeks
Theoreticians finally prove that 'curly arrows' tell the truth about chemical reactions
PHYS.ORG Recent work from the ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science, published in Nature Communications today, bridges the cultural gap between organic chemists and... 2 weeks
Medicine in antiquity—from ancient temples to Roman logistics
PHYS.ORG We usually regard the Greek doctor Hippocrates as the father of the Western medicine. His greatest achievement was to separate healing from religion and apply natural science methods – an early medical... 2 weeks
People with TBI have increased risk of developing dementia
NEWS MEDICAL Sustaining a traumatic brain injury is associated with an increased risk of developing both dementia and Alzheimer's disease, according to a nationwide study of 2.8 million people over 36 years,... 2 weeks
Insensitive white audiences make black people feel unwelcome at cultural events
PHYS.ORG Some black people are being put off attending art galleries and classical music concerts because they are made to feel unwelcome by insensitive white attendees, research... 2 weeks
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3-D print electronics and cells printed directly on skin
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Asteroids could have delivered water to the early Earth
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Cracking the catalytic code
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What we know (and don't know) about sea level rise
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How to reason with flat earthers (it may not help though)
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Beaches are becoming safer for baby sea turtles, but threats await them in the ocean
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Eavesdropping on the deep—New live streaming audio from a deep-sea hydrophone
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Spinning high-strength polymer nanofibers
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Discovery of the neural circuit for fear conditioning of fish
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Gaia creates richest star map of our Galaxy—and beyond
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The melodious mouse that sings for sex
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Engineers create social media infrastructure for emergency management
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If you listen closely, the drumbeats of Amazonian tribes sound like human speech
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Milky Way's supermassive black hole may have 'unseen' siblings
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Artificial leaf as mini-factory for medicine
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Video: Burning ice from the ocean floor
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How the Heck Was a Foil Ball Transformed into This Smooth, Shiny Sphere?
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Trapdoor spiders of Perth
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New invention revolutionizes exoskeletons
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