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'Oldest Intact Shipwreck Known To Mankind' Found In Depths Of Black Sea
NPR The vessel dates back 2,400 years to the days of ancient Greece. "This will change our understanding of shipbuilding and seafaring in the ancient... 26 minutes
Study explores infant body position and learning
SCIENCE DAILY A developmental psychologist has completed a study that is the first to measure how often infants spend time in different body positions over the first year of life. The study aims to understand how... 3 hours
Does putting the brakes on outrage bottle up social change?
SCIENCE DAILY While outrage is often generally considered a hurdle in the path to civil discourse, a team of psychologists suggest outrage -- specifically, moral outrage -- may have beneficial... 3 hours
'Soil probiotics' promise bigger, healthier crops, but there's a downside
PHYS.ORG More than half the world's plant-derived energy intake comes from just three crops: rice, wheat and maize. These crops, like most land plants, live in an evolutionarily ancient... 7 hours
The smell of lavender is relaxing, science confirms
SCIENCE DAILY A new review reveals how lavender mellows us out -- and why some day psychiatrists and surgeons might be prescribing patients a whiff of the purple stuff. 8 hours
Bonobo: great ape with a tiny voice
PHYS.ORG Although bonobos and chimpanzees are similar in size, bonobo calls sound an octave higher than chimpanzee calls. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, explain this discrepancy with the... 9 hours
Life cycle of sulphur predicts location of valuable minerals
PHYS.ORG A team of researchers from The University of Western Australia and two Canadian universities has applied a first-of-its-kind technique that measures the long-term life cycle of sulphur, helping to explain... 10 hours
World's oldest intact shipwreck found in Black Sea
PHYS.ORG An ancient Greek trading ship dating back more than 2,400 years has been found virtually intact at the bottom of the Black Sea, the world's oldest known shipwreck, researchers said on Tuesday. 10 hours
New 17-item questionnaire may help detect GI disorders in children with autism
NEWS MEDICAL Anger, aggression, and other troubling behavior problems in kids with autism are often treated as psychological issues, but in many cases the problems can... 17 hours
Dead Sea Scroll Fragments in Museum of the Bible Are Fake
LIVE SCIENCE These aren't ancient pieces of the biblical text but rather modern forgeries. 23 hours
For some young adults, the 2016 US election was a 'traumatic experience'
SCIENCE DAILY A new study shows that for 25 percent of young adults given a psychological assessment, the 2016 US presidential election race between Donald Trump... 1 day
Ancient enzymes the catalysts for new discoveries
SCIENCE DAILY New research recreating 450 million-year-old enzymes has resulted in a biochemical engineering 'hack' which could lead to new drugs, flavors, fragrances and biofuels. 1 day
When you are unhappy in a relationship, why do you stay? The answer may surprise you
SCIENCE DAILY Why do people stay in unsatisfying romantic relationships? A new study suggests it may be because... 1 day
Ancient enzymes the catalysts for new discoveries
PHYS.ORG University of Queensland-led research recreating 450 million-year-old enzymes has resulted in a biochemical engineering 'hack' which could lead to new drugs, flavours, fragrances and biofuels. 1 day
Neanderthals Cared for the Ill and Injured, Assisted Childbirth
SCI-NEWS.COM In a paper published in the journal Quaternary Science Reviews, University of York’s Dr. Penny Spikins and co-authors... 1 day
Study finds foot-binding was driven by economics, not sex and beauty
PHYS.ORG Depending on whom you ask, foot-binding was everything from a bizarre cultural fetish that placed male ideas of beauty ahead of women's health and well-being to... 1 day
The evolutions of religion in the workplace in France
PHYS.ORG In France, the principle of laicity is a pillar of society, and it is unusual to display one's spirituality and religiosity in the workplace. However, since the early 2010s, the succession of cases leading to court... 1 day
Brazil recovers ancient human fossil fragments from burnt Rio museum
PHYS.ORG Brazilian officials said Friday they have recovered pieces of a 12,000-year-old fossil of a neolithic woman that was among the prized artifacts in Rio de Janeiro's burnt down... 4 days
Independence tests should ask more of seniors
SCIENCE DAILY A psychology researcher says the bar is too low for 'functional independence' in older adults, and should be aligned with skills younger adults must conquer. 4 days
Exquisitely Preserved Lungs from 120 Million Years Ago Stun Scientists Studying Early Bird
LIVE SCIENCE Ancient organs rarely fossilize, so paleontologists were stunned to find the incredibly well-preserved remains of a lung that belonged to bird from... 4 days
Skull of ancient human found in burned Brazilian museum
REUTERS The skull of Luzia, the oldest known human fossil in the Americas, was found by researchers combing through... 4 days
In a first, scientists spot what may be lungs in an ancient bird fossil
SCIENCE-NEWS Possible traces of lungs preserved with a 120-million-year-old bird fossil could represent a respiratory system similar to that of modern... 4 days
Jurassic Flesh-Eating Fish Had Piranha-Like Teeth
SCI-NEWS.COM A remarkable new species of predatory fish that lived about 152 million years ago (Jurassic period) has been identified from a fossil found in... 4 days
Finger length can predict sexuality in women say researchers
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers from the Psychology department of Essex University have made claims that take us back to medieval ages of palmistry and predictions but could have a biological basis. 5 days
Study finds racial disparities in student debt increase after young people leave college
PHYS.ORG Racial disparities in student debt between blacks and whites may perpetuate the racial wealth gap according to a study in the online... 5 days
The role diversity anxiety can play in ‘living while black’ incidents: OPINION
ABC NEWS Recent viral videos might be reflecting larger cultural shifts. 5 days
New tool helps align investment with objectives in biodiversity conservation
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers developed a tool, called the Recovery Explorer, that can be used to help guide conservation scientists in making decisions on how to best use limited funds to... 5 days
Landscapes that work for biodiversity and people
Science Magazine How can we manage farmlands, forests, and rangelands to respond to the triple challenge of the Anthropocene—biodiversity loss, climate change, and unsustainable land use? When managed by using biodiversity-based techniques such as agroforestry, silvopasture,... 5 days
The opium poppy genome and morphinan production
Science Magazine Morphinan-based painkillers are derived from opium poppy (Papaver somniferum L.). We report a draft of the opium poppy genome, with 2.72 gigabases assembled into 11 chromosomes with contig N50 and scaffold N50 of 1.77... 5 days
Smallest life forms have smallest working CRISPR system
PHYS.ORG An ancient group of microbes that contains some of the smallest life forms on Earth also has the smallest CRISPR gene-editing machinery discovered to date. 5 days
How ancient whales lost their teeth—and turned into the world’s biggest living filters
Science Magazine Rare fossil suggests toothless whale ancestors sucked up their food before evolving baleen 5 days
Piranhalike teeth and torn fins reveal ancient fish fight
Science Magazine Scientists identify the oldest bony fish that could have taken bites of flesh 5 days
Meet Hyperion: Colossal Supercluster in the Early Universe
SPACE.COM Scientists recently uncovered the largest known structure from the ancient universe. 5 days
How huge floods and complex infrastructure could have triggered ancient Angkor's demise
PHYS.ORG A series of floods that hit the ancient city of Angkor would have overwhelmed and destroyed its vast water network, according to a new... 5 days
8,000-Year-Old Ceramic Vessels from Çatalhöyük Reveal Hidden Cuisine of Early Farmers
SCI-NEWS.COM An analysis of ancient food proteins preserved in ceramic vessels found at the key... 5 days
Ancient Andean genomes show distinct adaptations to farming and altitude
SCIENCE DAILY Ancient populations in the Andes of Peru adapted to their high-altitude environment and the introduction of agriculture in ways distinct from other global populations that faced similar circumstances. 6 days
Ancient Andean genomes show distinct adaptations to farming and altitude
PHYS.ORG Ancient populations in the Andes of Peru adapted to their high-altitude environment and the introduction of agriculture in ways distinct from other global populations that faced similar circumstances,... 6 days
WATCH: Is this the ultimate cure for hiccups? Dr. Ian Smith breaks down old-school remedies
ABC NEWS "GMA Day" breaks down home remedies with the author of "The Ancient Nine," a New York Times best-seller. 6 days
The demise of Angkor: Systemic vulnerability of urban infrastructure to climatic variations
Science Magazine Complex infrastructural networks provide critical services to cities but can be vulnerable to external stresses, including climatic variability. This vulnerability has also challenged past... 6 days
Medical News Today: Alzheimer's: These psychiatric symptoms may be an early sign
MNT A postmortem study of brain tissue tests and interviews of those close to the deceased ties some psychiatric symptoms to early Alzheimer's disease. 6 days
Ancient Sea Monsters Swallowed a Lot of Salty Water. This Is How They Got Rid of It.
LIVE SCIENCE Ancient sea monsters inadvertently swallowed mouthfuls of seawater whenever they gulped down prey, but... 6 days
Alzheimer's: These psychiatric symptoms may be an early sign
MNT A postmortem study of brain tissue tests and interviews of those close to the deceased ties some psychiatric symptoms to early Alzheimer's disease. 6 days
Geologists Question 'Evidence Of Ancient Life' in 3.7 Billion-Year-Old Rocks
NPR A new analysis of what were initially thought to be microbial fossils in Greenland suggests they might instead just be mineral structures created when ancient tectonic forces squeezed... 6 days
Psychopaths in business: Why sex matters
MNT A new study investigates whether psychopathic traits really do enhance your career prospects. Along the way, it uncovers an interesting sex difference. 6 days
These ancient mounds may not be the earliest fossils on Earth after all
SCIENCE-NEWS A new analysis suggests that tectonics, not microbes, formed cone-shaped structures in 3.7-billion-year-old rock. 6 days
Medical News Today: Psychopaths in business: Why sex matters
MNT A new study investigates whether psychopathic traits really do enhance your career prospects. Along the way, it uncovers an interesting sex difference. 6 days
Evidence of dogs accompanying humans to Europe during Neolithic
PHYS.ORG A team of researchers from across Europe and Israel has found evidence of dogs traveling with people from the Near East to Europe during the Neolithic. In their paper published... 6 days
A research toolbox sheds light on social identity changes in Europe
PHYS.ORG An EU initiative has studied the cultural dynamics characterising societies and institutions, and their impact. The resulting analyses can guide the development of policies to effectively... 6 days
MLU psychologists investigate how couples handle laughter and banter
NEWS MEDICAL Laughter plays an important role in romantic relationships - whether or not it's shared together or directed at the significant other. If partners handle laughter or being laughed at in... 7 days
Population aging and decrease may have socioeconomic and environmental benefits
SCIENCE DAILY Environmental scientists argue that societies should embrace population aging and decrease. They cite multiple reports of the socioeconomic and environmental benefits of population aging, mortality-related decrease, and shrinking... 1 week
New Pompeii evidence rewrites Vesuvius eruption history
PHYS.ORG A newly-discovered inscription at Pompeii proves the city was destroyed by Mount Vesuvius after October 17, 79 AD and not on August 24 as previously thought, archeologists said Tuesday. 1 week
An ancient child’s ‘vampire burial’ included steps to prevent resurrection
SCIENCE-NEWS A 10-year-old skeleton in a Roman cemetery had a stone placed in its mouth to prevent the youngster from rising from the dead, a study finds. 1 week
Population aging and decrease may have socioeconomic and environmental benefits
PHYS.ORG Environmental scientists argue that societies should embrace population aging and decrease in an opinion appearing October 16 in the journal Trends in Ecology & Evolution. They cite multiple... 1 week
Explore the history of blood from vampires to the ‘Menstrual Man’
SCIENCE-NEWS Rose George’s book ‘Nine Pints’ offers readers an engaging and insightful cultural and scientific history of blood. 1 week
Why so many U.S. students aren't learning math
PHYS.ORG "Horrendous" is a word James Stigler uses to describe how little math many U.S. students learn in middle schools and high schools. He should know; Stigler, a UCLA professor of developmental and... 1 week
Study uses novel approach to investigate genetic origins of mental illnesses
NEWS MEDICAL A study in Biological Psychiatry has established a new analytical method for investigating the complex genetic origins of mental illnesses using brain cells that are grown... 1 week
How geology tells the story of evolutionary bottlenecks and life on Earth
PHYS.ORG Evidence that catastrophic geological events could have created evolutionary bottlenecks that changed the course of life on Earth may be buried within ancient rocks... 1 week
Drinking concentrated rosemary extract can boost memory by up to 15%, shows research
NEWS MEDICAL New research published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, has shown that drinking a concentrated rosemary extract drink, No 1 Rosemary Water, can... 1 week
Psychopaths in the C-Suite?
SCIENCE DAILY The seemingly never-ending stream of corporate scandals over the past decades, from Enron to Theranos, suggests that something is rotten in corporate leaders. Many place the blame on psychopaths, who are characteristically superficially charming but lack empathy, anxiety, or any... 1 week
Study: Chimps Share Food with Friends
SCI-NEWS.COM Why share when access to benefits is uncertain is crucial to our understanding of the evolution of cooperation in human societies. In a study... 1 week
Parasites from medieval latrines unlock secrets of human history
SCIENCE DAILY A radical new approach combining archaeology, genetics and microscopy can reveal long-forgotten secrets of human diet, sanitation and movement from studying parasites in ancient excrement, according to new research. 1 week
Medical News Today: Can COPD cause anxiety?
MNT People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may experience breathlessness. This physical symptom can trigger anxiety and panic in some people. Breathing exercises, medication, and other techniques can help people control these psychological symptoms.... 1 week
Sponges on ancient ocean floors 100 million years before Cambrian period
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have found the oldest clue yet of animal life, dating back at least 100 million years before the famous Cambrian explosion of animal fossils. 1 week
Parasites from medieval latrines unlock secrets of human history
PHYS.ORG A radical new approach combining archaeology, genetics and microscopy can reveal long-forgotten secrets of human diet, sanitation and movement from studying parasites in ancient poo, according to new Oxford University... 1 week
Extensive trade in fish between Egypt and Canaan 3,500 years ago
SCIENCE DAILY Some 3,500 years ago, a brisk trade in fish on the shores of the southeastern Mediterranean Sea had already begun. This conclusion follows from the analysis... 1 week
Photos: Ancient Tomb of 'Grand Lady' Discovered in China
LIVE SCIENCE Archaeologists in China have uncovered the tomb of a 900-year-old "Grand Lady," along with various artifacts, such as the remains of a model house. 1 week
Males who spend more time taking care of kids have greater reproductive success
NEWS MEDICAL Males have greater reproductive success if they spend more time taking care of kids -- and not necessarily only their own, according... 1 week
Males have greater reproductive success if they spend more time taking care of kids
PHYS.ORG Males have greater reproductive success if they spend more time taking care of kids—and not necessarily only their own, according... 1 week
Child 'Vampire' Was Buried 1,550 Years Ago in Italy
LIVE SCIENCE A 1,550-year-old "vampire burial" of a child with a rock stuffed into his or her mouth has been discovered in an ancient cemetery in Lugnano, Italy. 1 week
Study explores how cognitive performance may improve during aerobic exercise
NEWS MEDICAL A new British Journal of Psychology study has looked at the details behind how cognitive performance may improve during aerobic exercise. 2 weeks
'Vampire Burial' at ancient Roman site reveals attempts to prevent spread of malaria
NEWS MEDICAL The discovery of a 10-year-old's body at an ancient Roman site in Italy suggests measures were taken to prevent the child, possibly... 2 weeks
'Vampire burial' reveals efforts to prevent child's return from grave
PHYS.ORG The discovery of a 10-year-old's body at an ancient Roman site in Italy suggests measures were taken to prevent the child, possibly infected with malaria, from rising from... 2 weeks
Planetary Researchers Find Evidence of Ancient Strike-Slip Tectonics on Ganymede
SCI-NEWS.COM A new study, published in the journal Icarus, reveals Ganymede — the largest and most massive... 2 weeks
CU Denver professor receives funding to study opioid addiction treatment for chronic pain sufferers
NEWS MEDICAL The University of Colorado Denver and assistant psychology professor Dr. Amy Wachholtz were awarded more than $700,000 in funding by... 2 weeks
Molecular mechanisms of ancient herbal remedies
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have discovered the molecular basis for a therapeutic action of an ancient herbal medicine used across Africa to treat various illnesses, including epilepsy. 2 weeks
Clues from a Somalian cavefish about modern mammals' dark past
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Ancient Easter Islanders Collected Brackish Water from Ocean’s Edge, Researchers Claim
SCI-NEWS.COM Ancient inhabitants of Easter Island (Rapa Nui) survived periods of drought due to their... 2 weeks
Clues from a Somalian cavefish about modern mammals' dark past
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White Americans see many immigrants as 'illegal' until proven otherwise, survey finds
PHYS.ORG Fueled by political rhetoric evoking dangerous criminal immigrants, many white Americans assume low-status immigrants from Mexico, El Salvador, Syria, Somalia and other countries President... 2 weeks
Muscular men prefer an unequal society
PHYS.ORG Men with large upper bodies have a tendency to favour inequality in society and a limited redistribution of resources. This is the conclusion drawn by Professor Michael Bang Petersen and Associate Professor Lasse Laustsen from the... 2 weeks
A new way to create customized mouse models for studying brain development
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists studying how genetics impact brain disease have long sought a better experimental model. Cultures of genetically-modified cell lines can reveal some clues to... 2 weeks
Technology-based positive psychology exercises improve quality of life in kidney dialysis patients
NEWS MEDICAL Kidney dialysis patients who engage in technology-based positive psychology exercises during their treatments may significantly improve their depressive symptoms and quality of life, a... 2 weeks
Molecular mechanisms behind therapeutic action of ancient herbal medicine discovered
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers in the Department of Physiology & Biophysics at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine have discovered the molecular basis for a therapeutic action of an... 2 weeks
City of Koh Ker was occupied for centuries longer than previously thought
SCIENCE DAILY The classic account of the ancient city of Koh Ker is one of a briefly-occupied and abruptly-abandoned region, but in reality, the area may... 2 weeks
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LIVE SCIENCE The brightest lights you cannot see are bombarding Earth from another galaxy, and they could be signs of aliens. 2 weeks
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City of Koh Ker was occupied for centuries longer than previously thought
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Researchers discover molecular mechanisms of ancient herbal remedies
PHYS.ORG Researchers in the Department of Physiology & Biophysics at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine have discovered the molecular basis for a therapeutic action of an ancient herbal medicine used... 2 weeks
Easter Island inhabitants collected freshwater from the ocean's edge in order to survive
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Ancient pigment can boost energy efficiency
PHYS.ORG A color developed by Egyptians thousands of years ago has a modern-day application as well – the pigment can boost energy efficiency by cooling rooftops and walls, and could also enable solar generation of electricity via... 2 weeks
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A pheromone-sensing gene that predates land-dwelling vertebrates
PHYS.ORG Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) have discovered a gene that appears to play a vital role in pheromone sensing. The gene is conserved across fish and mammals and over 400 million... 2 weeks
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PHYS.ORG Deep below the ancient volcanoes scattered around the Philippines sits a simmering stockpile of intense heat that officials hope will help revive the nation's sputtering green energy machine. 2 weeks
QUT research explores biological, sociological factors associated with non-binary gender identity recognition
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SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have created fruit flies carrying reconstructed ancient genes to reveal how ancient mutations drove major evolutionary changes in embryonic... 2 weeks
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Scientists go 'back to the future,' create flies with ancient genes to study evolution
PHYS.ORG Scientists at New York University and the University of Chicago have created fruit flies carrying reconstructed ancient genes to reveal... 2 weeks
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