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Oldest African DNA on record shines light on the deep human past  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 hours
A team of international researchers, which includes a Saint Louis University Madrid anthropologist, dug deep to find some of the oldest African DNA on... more
Researcher wins $2.5 million grant to study why therapeutic horseback riding benefits autistic children  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 hours
After showing that a 10-week therapeutic horseback riding intervention reduced irritability and hyperactivity while improving the social communication skills of... more
Cannabis use disorder more common in adults with pain  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 hours
A new study published in the journal American Journal of Psychiatry reports that the use of cannabis for non-medical indications is much more common in adults who have pain than... more
Tw writers penned landmark inscriptions in 8th-century BCE Samaria  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 hours
A new study reveals that only 2 writers penned landmark inscriptions on an 8th-century BCE Samarian ostraca. The discovery illuminates the bureaucratic apparatus of an ancient kingdom of Israel. more
'Ghost' population of humans discovered in ancient Africa  LIVE SCIENCE · 6 hours
The ancient DNA from four children who lived thousands of years ago is rewriting what geneticists thought happened in sub-Saharan Africa. more
Anthropologists confirm existence of specialized sheep-hunting camp in prehistoric Lebanon  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
Anthropologists at the University of Toronto (U of T) have confirmed the existence more than 10,000 years ago of a hunting camp in what is now northeastern Lebanon—one... more
Cultural difference play crucial role in when people would sacrifice one to save group  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
Cultural differences play a pivotal role in how people in different parts of the world perceive when it is acceptable... more
Multi-isotope evidence for the emergence of cultural alterity in Late Neolithic Europe  Science Magazine · 10 hours
The coexistence of cultural identities and their interaction is a fundamental topic of social sciences that is not easily addressed in prehistory. Differences in... more
Atmospheric CO2 levels from 2.7 billion years ago inferred from micrometeorite oxidation  Science Magazine · 10 hours
Earth’s atmospheric composition during the Archean eon of 4 to 2.5 billion years ago has few constraints. However, the geochemistry of recently discovered iron-rich... more
Study provides insight into 'rapport-building' during victim interviews  PHYS.ORG · 10 hours
A University of Liverpool research paper, published in Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, provides details of the approaches needed to help build rapport with victims of crime during interviews. more
Engineers develop recipe to dramatically strengthen body armor  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
According to ancient lore, Genghis Khan instructed his horsemen to wear silk vests underneath their armor to better protect themselves against an onslaught of arrows during battle. Since the time of Khan,... more
First ancient DNA from West/Central Africa illuminates deep human past  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
An international team led by Harvard Medical School scientists has produced the first genome-wide ancient human DNA sequences from west and central Africa. more
Ancient Assyrian rock carvings in Iraq show procession of gods riding mythical animals  LIVE SCIENCE · 17 hours
Stunning ancient rock carvings that portray an Assyrian king paying homage to his gods amid a procession of mythical animals have been... more
Study: Psychiatric challenges in young girls with autism are linked to larger amygdala  NEWS MEDICAL · 24 hours
Preschool-age girls with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) face greater challenges with emotional and behavioral problems than similar age boys with ASD. more
Cyberbullying may amplify symptoms of depression and PTSD  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Cyberbullying had the impact of amplifying symptoms of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder in young people who were inpatients at an adolescent psychiatric hospital, according to a new study published in the... more
'Ancient' cellular discovery key to new cancer therapies  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers have uncovered a metabolic system which could lead to new strategies for therapeutic cancer treatment. A team has found a link between a metabolic system in a yeast, and now mammals,... more
Feeding the world without wrecking the planet is possible  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A study now suggests a comprehensive solution package for feeding 10 billion people within our planet's environmental boundaries. Supplying a sufficient and healthy diet for every person whilst keeping our... more
Trolley dilemma: When it's acceptable to sacrifice one person to save others is informed by culture  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Cultural differences play a pivotal role in how people in different parts of the world perceive... more
Human cultural evolution found to be just as slow as biological evolution  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A team of researchers from several institutions in the U.K. and one in the U.S. has found that human culture evolves just as slowly... more
Counting Antarctic penguins with AI  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
the British Antarctic Survey, the world's largest Emperor penguin colony has suffered unprecedented breeding issues for the past three years, is uniquely vulnerable to ongoing and projected climate change, and could virtually disappear by the year 2100. In... more
How social structures emerge: Computer simulations uncover universality in cultural anthropology observations  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
What rules shaped humanity's original social networks? Researchers in Japan developed new mathematical models to understand what conditions produced traditional community structures and conventions... more
How international trade can unlock the potential of the cultural economy in developing countries  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
There is growing interest in the creative economy in emerging markets in terms of its impact on employment and economic... more
Solving an ancient dairy mystery could help cure modern food ills  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Genghis Khan's conquering armies fed on dried curd as they crossed the vast steppes of Eurasia, ancient Romans imported pungent cheeses from France, and Bedouin tribes... more
Texas program effectively reduces use of anti-psychotics in foster children  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Rutgers researchers have found that a Texas strategy to reduce anti-psychotic medication for children can serve as a model for other state Medicaid programs. more
On the edge between science and art: Historical biodiversity data from Japanese 'gyotaku'  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Japanese cultural art of 'gyotaku,' which means 'fish impression' or 'fish rubbing,' captures accurate images of fish specimens. It has been used... more
Fossils of Earliest Known Scorpion Discovered  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 days
The exceptionally preserved fossils of the oldest species of scorpion ever found have been unearthed in Wisconsin, the United States. The newly-discovered ancient scorpion... more
What Role does X-Ray Diffraction have in Drug Analysis?  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
X-ray techniques have been used for decades by authorities to prevent crime and keep people safe. Perhaps their most well-known use is for the detection of dangerous and banned items... more
Modern face of Homo antecessor may have had insufficient room for wisdom teeth  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A study led by the University of Bordeaux and the Dental Anthropology Group of the Centro Nacional de Investigación sobre la Evolución... more
How cluster hiring at U.S. research universities has fared  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Cluster hiring is both very popular—and very costly—on university campuses across the U.S. But according to Steven Brint, a sociologist at the University of California, Riverside, far too little research... more
TESS Dates an Ancient Collision with Our Galaxy  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
A single bright star in the constellation of Indus, visible from the southern hemisphere, has revealed new insights on an... more
Cannabis exposure during pregnancy has measurable impact on placental and fetal growth  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
A new study from researchers at Western University and Queen's University definitively shows that regular exposure to THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis,... more
Psychedelics could help treat trauma-related disorders  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Clinical trials suggest treatment that involves psychedelics can be more effective than psychotherapy alone. more
A new method for dating ancient earthquakes  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Constraining the history of earthquakes produced by bedrock fracturing is important for predicting seismic activity and plate tectonic evolution. In a new study published in the Nature journal Scientific Reports Jan 17, 2020, a... more
Real risks associated with cannabis exposure during pregnancy  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A new study has definitively shown that regular exposure to THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, during pregnancy has significant impact on placental and fetal development. more
Rethinking interactions with mental health patients  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
New research overturns the belief that people with severe mental illness are incapable of effective communication with their psychiatrist, and are able to work together with them to achieve better outcomes for themselves. more
Battling longer, more intense fire seasons  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Fires in Australia have been burning for months. At least 28 people and hundreds of thousands of animals have died, and more than 15 million acres have been destroyed as firefighters work to squelch the blaze.... more
Using machine learning to fine-tune views of the ancient past  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in China and two in the U.S. has developed a way to use machine learning to get a better look... more
Air pollution plus early life stress may lead to cognitive difficulties in children  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Children with elevated exposure to early life stress in the home and elevated prenatal exposure to air pollution exhibited heightened symptoms of... more
New study to examine connections between chronic fatigue syndrome and mono in college students  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Pathophysiological underpinnings of the development of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) are still poorly understood, according to Leonard A. Jason,... more
Neanderthals Dived into Mediterranean Sea for Clam Shells  SCI-NEWS.COM · 6 days
Shell fishing was a common activity of Neanderthals, according to new research led by University of Colorado, Boulder archaeologists. In... more
Asian parents with terminally ill children may not share psychological pain with their spouses  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
A study of families in Singapore with terminally ill children found that parents tend to defer discussing their psychological pain... more
Glimpse into ancient hunting strategies of dragonflies and damselflies  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Dragonflies and damselflies are animals that may appear gentle but are, in fact, ancient hunters. The closely related insects shared an ancestor over 250 million years ago -- long before... more
Fossil is the oldest-known scorpion  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Scientists studying fossils collected 35 years ago have identified them as the oldest-known scorpion species, a prehistoric animal from about 437 million years ago. The researchers found that the animal likely had the capacity to breathe in both... more
Fossil is the oldest-known scorpion  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Scientists studying fossils collected 35 years ago have identified them as the oldest-known scorpion species, a prehistoric animal from about 437 million years ago. The researchers found that the animal likely had the capacity to breathe in both... more
This is the oldest scorpion known to science  Science Magazine · 7 days
Ancient arachnid could reveal clues about the evolution of modern scorpions and spiders more
Glimpse into ancient hunting strategies of dragonflies and damselflies  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Dragonflies and damselflies are animals that may appear gentle but are, in fact, ancient hunters. The closely related insects shared an ancestor over 250 million years ago—long before dinosaurs—and provide... more
Calling out the system: More black and ethnic minority faces in cultural spaces  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Have you ever been to the theater, looked around, and thought about how predominantly white the audience is? Does the same impression... more
Ancient Yahweh Worshipper's Jar Bears Hebrew Script in Biblical City  LIVE SCIENCE · 7 days
A 2,800-year-old jar inscribed in Hebrew with the Yahwistic name "Benayo" has been discovered at Abel Beth Maacah, an Israel site mentioned in the Hebrew Bible. more
Why single-parent homes don't affect black children as negatively as white kids  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
,Social policy and popular culture promote the two-parent nuclear family as an ideal structure for raising successful, healthy children. But the reality of family... more
Neanderthals went underwater for their tools  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Neanderthals collected clam shells and volcanic rock from the beach and coastal waters of Italy during the Middle Paleolithic, according to a new study. more
Pachacamac Idol of ancient Peru was symbolically painted  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
The Pachacamac Idol of ancient Peru was a multicolored and emblematic sacred icon worshiped for almost 700 hundred years before Spanish conquest, according to a new study. more
Aquatic and terrestrial cyanobacteria produce methane  Science Magazine · 1 week
Evidence is accumulating to challenge the paradigm that biogenic methanogenesis, considered a strictly anaerobic process, is exclusive to archaea. We demonstrate that cyanobacteria living in marine, freshwater, and terrestrial environments produce methane at substantial rates under... more
Beach-combing Neanderthals dove for shells  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Did Neanderthals wear swimsuits? Probably not. But a new study suggests that some of these ancient humans might have spent a lot of time at the beach. They may even have dived into the cool waters of the... more
Pachacamac Idol of ancient Peru was symbolically painted  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The Pachacamac Idol of ancient Peru was a multicolored and emblematic sacred icon worshipped for almost 700 hundred years before Spanish conquest, according to a study published January 15, 2020 in the... more
Emotions to help engage school students in learning  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Psychology researchers from HSE University have trialed the reliability of a student engagement scale on 537 Russian primary school students. The findings indicated that the emotional component contributes the most to school... more
Ancient iron-sulfur-based mechanism monitors electron flow in photosynthesis  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Scientists know that a particular protein is responsible for regulating gene expression of photosystems in response to perturbations in photosynthetic electron flow, but how it senses the electrons has been an unresolved... more
Super-fast beer fermentation from ancient Norwegian yeast  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The distinctly Norwegian beer-brewing yeast kveik reduces fermentation time drastically. That's a huge advantage, according to NTNU Ph.D. candidate Christian Schulz. more
Infectious disease defenses among ancient hominid contributions to adaptation of modern humans  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
During the past decade, our human evolutionary tree has turned into something more resembling an unwieldy bush. Scientists have discovered swapped segments of DNA... more
Homo erectus Reached Java around 1.3 Million Years Ago  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
Homo erectus, a hominin species that originated in equatorial Africa or the Caucasus region of Eurasia, arrived on... more
On the trail of purple: Tracking ancient trade routes through purple dye  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
As part of a DFG-funded project, a German-Tunisian team co-directed by LMU archaeologist Stefan Ritter have surveyed the ancient city of Meninx on the... more
TESS dates an ancient collision with our galaxy  nanowerk · 1 week
A single bright star in the constellation of Indus, visible from the southern hemisphere, has revealed new insights on an ancient collision that our galaxy the Milky Way underwent with another smaller... more
Scientific Meeting » NIMH Novel Target Discovery and Psychosocial Intervention Development Workshop  NIMH · 1 week
Join NIMH’s Division of Translational Research for this two-day workshop focused on accelerating interdisciplinary research that supports the identification of novel targets to develop... more
TESS dates an ancient collision with our galaxy  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A single bright star in the constellation of Indus, visible from the southern hemisphere, has revealed new insights on an ancient collision that our galaxy the Milky Way underwent with another smaller... more
TESS dates an ancient collision with our galaxy  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A single bright star in the constellation of Indus, visible from the southern hemisphere, has revealed new insights on an ancient collision that our galaxy the Milky Way underwent with another smaller... more
TESS Shows Ancient North Star Undergoes Eclipses  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
Astronomers using data from NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) have shown that Alpha Draconis, a well-studied star visible to the naked... more
Puzzle of early Neolithic house orientations finally solved  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Human behavior is influenced by many things, most of which remain unconscious to us. One of these is known among perception psychologists as 'pseudo-neglect.' This refers to the observation that healthy people... more
Always counterclockwise: Puzzle of early Neolithic house orientations finally solved  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Human behaviour is influenced by many things, most of which remain unconscious to us. One of these is a phenomenon known among perception psychologists as "pseudo-neglect." This refers... more
Scientists use ancient marine fossils to unravel long-standing climate puzzle  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists have shed new light on the Earth's climate behavior during the last known period of global warming over 14 million years ago. more
Dating of volcanic ash at Sangiran shows Homo erectus arrived later than thought  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A team of researchers from Japan, Indonesia and Germany has found evidence that suggests Homo erectus arrived on the island of Java... more
Anthropologist digitizes a changing culture from half a world away  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In 2006, University of Virginia anthropologist Lise Dobrin received a document attached to an email from a man she knew in Papua New Guinea, where she had conducted... more
Strength from perpetual grief: How Aboriginal people experience the bushfire crisis  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
How do you support people forever attached to a landscape after an inferno tears through their homelands: decimating native food sources, burning through ancient scarred trees... more
Early humans revealed to have engineered optimized stone tools at Olduvai Gorge  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Early Stone Age populations living between 1.8-1.2 million years ago engineered their stone tools in complex ways to make optimized cutting tools. more
Harnessing biology and technology to develop much-needed treatments for depression  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
New research into the biology of depression, along with new and evolving technologies, provides the basis for developing the next generation of treatments for major depressive disorder, according... more
Lucy mission now has a new destination  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Less than two years before launch, scientists associated with NASA's Lucy mission, led by Southwest Research Institute, have discovered an additional small asteroid that will be visited by the Lucy spacecraft. Set to launch... more
Addressing resilience, emotional health within families of children with chronic conditions  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Be it autism, sickle cell or other life-disrupting health conditions, being the parent of a child with a chronic condition takes a psychological toll. For too... more
Scientists use ancient marine fossils to unravel longstanding climate puzzle  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Cardiff University scientists have shed new light on the Earth's climate behavior during the last known period of global warming over 14 million years ago. more
Ancient iron-sulfur-based mechanism monitors electron flow in photosynthesis  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A delicate balance of electrons flowing through the photosynthetic machinery is essential to a plant's ability to turn sunlight into energy and its survival. Understanding the factors that regulate this balance is... more
Affirmative action policies increased minority enrollment at Brazilian universities  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Affirmative action policies (AAP) such as quota systems based on racial or socio-economic criteria are often recommended as a way to increase enrollment of underrepresented students in higher education. But... more
Pathways to changing the minds of climate deniers  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Want to sway the opinion of climate deniers? Start by acknowledging and respecting people's beliefs. That's one of four suggestions a Stanford researcher unearthed in a review of the psychology behind why... more
Pathways to changing the minds of climate deniers  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
By reviewing the psychology behind climate change rejection, a researcher suggests four approaches that can sway climate deniers and help overcome obstacles to implementing solutions. more
Neuron-based high-content assay and screen for CNS active mitotherapeutics  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Impaired mitochondrial dynamics and function are hallmarks of many neurological and psychiatric disorders, but direct screens for mitotherapeutics using neurons have not been reported. We developed a multiplexed and high-content... more
How universities may help bridge social divide between international, domestic students  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Self-esteem is a valuable resource for undergraduate international students trying to socialize with their domestic counterparts at American universities, but new research by a University at... more
The religious battle over birth control and the unpleasant motivation that fueled it  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Concerns around sex and gender have divided American religious groups for more than a century, but sociologist Melissa Wilde wanted to understand... more
Researchers examine psychological and physiological effects of AR medical simulation training  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The UCI School of Medicine, in partnership with Chenega Healthcare Services, LLC and MedCognition, was awarded a $1.2 million contract through the Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium... more
New version of fossil-recognition app now includes Cretaceous period  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In 2015, when researchers at the University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum released the free Digital Atlas of Ancient Life app, they didn't know what kind of... more
Study examines trends in drug overdose rates with and without opioids  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Fatal overdoses involving stimulants (cocaine and other psychostimulants, primarily methamphetamine) have been increasing over the past few years. more
Early humans revealed to have engineered optimized stone tools at Olduvai Gorge  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Early Stone Age populations living between 1.8 - 1.2 million years ago engineered their stone tools in complex ways to make optimised cutting tools,... more
Study investigates three levels of recovery in people with a history of generalized anxiety disorder  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Anxiety disorders are the most common type of psychiatric illness, yet researchers know very little about factors associated... more
Children exposed to high level of air pollution have increased risk of developing schizophrenia  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Air pollution affects physical health, and research results now conclude that it also affects our psychological health. The study, which... more
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