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Article ID: 711436

At last, acknowledging royal women's political power

Santa Fe Institute

Across the globe in a variety of societies, royal women found ways to advance the issues they cared about and advocate for the people important to them as detailed in a recent paper published in the Journal of Archaeological Research.

16-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 711260

Heads in the cloud: Scientists predict internet of thoughts 'within decades'


Imagine a future technology that would provide instant access to the world's knowledge and artificial intelligence, simply by thinking about a specific topic or question. Communications, education, work, and the world as we know it would be transformed.

12-Apr-2019 2:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 711051

Research uncovers Revolutionary War hero's intersex secret

Arizona State University (ASU)

ASU Bioarchaeologist sworn to secrecy after bone examination reveals Casimir Pulaski might have been a woman

9-Apr-2019 6:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Article ID: 710922

Declassified U2 spy plane images reveal bygone Middle Eastern archaeological features

University of Pennsylvania

In the 1950s and early '60s, with the Cold War at its peak, the United States flew U2 spy planes across Europe, the Middle East, and central eastern Asia, taking images of interesting military targets. Though the missions typically connected Point A to Point B, say an air field and an important city

8-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 710712

Food for thought: Why did we ever start farming?

University of Connecticut

The reason that humans shifted away from hunting and gathering, and to agriculture -- a much more labor-intensive process -- has always been a riddle. It is only more confusing because the shift happened independently in about a dozen areas across the globe.

3-Apr-2019 2:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 710633

Rise of religion pre-dates Incas at Lake Titicaca

Penn State University

An ancient group of people made ritual offerings to supernatural deities near the Island of the Sun in Lake Titicaca, Bolivia, about 500 years earlier than the Incas, according to an international team of researchers. The team's findings suggest that organized religion emerged much earlier in the region than previously thought.

2-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 710086

C-sections are seen as breastfeeding barrier in US, but not in other global communities

Purdue University

The increase in cesarean sections is on the verge of a global epidemic. Though the World Health Organization recommends an optimal C-section rate of 10-15 percent, the United States' C-section rate is more than 30 percent.

22-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 710083

Ancient birds out of the egg running

University of Hong Kong

The ~125 million-year-old Early Cretaceous fossil beds of Los Hoyas, Spain have long been known for producing thousands of petrified fish and reptiles (Fig. 1). However, one special fossil stands unique and is one of the rarest of fossils -- a nearly complete skeleton of a hatchling bird.

22-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 709960

Researchers shed new light on the origins of modern humans

University of Huddersfield

The work, published in Nature, confirms a dispersal of Homo sapiens from southern to eastern Africa immediately preceded the out-of-Africa migration

20-Mar-2019 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 709427

Ancient DNA Research Shines Spotlight on Iberia

Harvard Medical School

An international team led by researchers at Harvard Medical School and the Institute of Evolutionary Biology in Spain has conducted the largest-ever study of ancient DNA from the Iberian Peninsula (modern-day Spain and Portugal), spanning 8,000 years. Analyses suggest the Iberian Y chromosome was almost completely replaced between 4,000 and 4,500 years ago. Findings provide the first opportunity to compare ancient Iberian genomic information to historical records.

11-Mar-2019 4:25 PM EDT

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