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Ancient gut microbiomes shed light on human evolution

Frontiers

The microbiome of our ancestors might have been more important for human evolution than previously thought, according to a new study published in Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution.

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19-Feb-2020 11:05 AM EST
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Ancient plant foods discovered in Arnhem Land, Australia

University of Queensland

Australia's first plant foods - eaten by early populations 65,000 years ago - have been discovered in Arnhem Land.

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18-Feb-2020 11:25 AM EST
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Discovery at 'flower burial' site could unravel mystery of Neanderthal death rites

University of Cambridge

The first articulated Neanderthal skeleton to come out of the ground for over 20 years has been unearthed at one of the most important sites of mid-20th century archaeology: Shanidar Cave, in the foothills of Iraqi Kurdistan.

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18-Feb-2020 10:55 AM EST
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Newswise: ‘How I Fell for My Field’

‘How I Fell for My Field’

California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

As the adage goes, “Choose a job you love, and you'll never work a day in your life." The CSU is lucky to be replete with faculty and staff across its 23 campuses who've found their true calling. And for those who work with them—whether students or colleagues—that dedication to education is infectious. Read on to hear how faculty and staff at nine CSU campuses fell head over heels for their discipline.

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12-Feb-2020 3:15 PM EST
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11-Feb-2020 1:55 PM EST
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Newswise: Easter Island society did not collapse prior to European contact, new research shows

Easter Island society did not collapse prior to European contact, new research shows

Binghamton University, State University of New York

Easter Island society did not collapse prior to European contact and its people continued to build its iconic moai statues for much longer than previously believed, according to a team of researchers including faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

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6-Feb-2020 10:15 AM EST
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Newswise: 9,900-year-old Mexican female skeleton is morphologically distinct from most of America’s earliest known settlers
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29-Jan-2020 3:05 PM EST
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Newswise: Smaller Detection Device Effective for Nuclear Treaty Verification, Archaeology Digs

Smaller Detection Device Effective for Nuclear Treaty Verification, Archaeology Digs

American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Most nuclear data measurements are performed at accelerators large enough to occupy a geologic formation a kilometer wide. But a portable device that can reveal the composition of materials quickly on-site would greatly benefit cases such as in archaeology and nuclear arms treaty verification. Research published this week in AIP Advances used computational simulations to show that with the right geometric adjustments, it is possible to perform accurate neutron resonance transmission analysis in a device just 5 meters long.

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29-Jan-2020 3:20 PM EST
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Third Reich's legacy tied to present-day xenophobia and political intolerance

Rice University

Who -- or what -- is to blame for the xenophobia, political intolerance and radical political parties spreading through Germany and the rest of Europe?

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29-Jan-2020 2:25 PM EST
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