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Scientists Have Finally Figured Out What ÖTzi The Iceman Wore When He Died

A 5,300-year-old boss.<p>New DNA analysis has revealed what Ötzi the Iceman’s clothing was made from when he died over 5,000 years ago in the Italian …

Scientists Are Rethinking the Role Climate Plays in Human Evolution

Centuries-old theories surrounding human height as it correlates to evolution have stated two things: those closer to the equator were more linear …

Petra monument discovery: Archaeologists discover massive ancient structure ‘hiding in plain sight’

An enormous ceremonial platform which could be more than 2,000-years-old has been discovered at the ancient city of Petra in Jordan.<p>Satellite imagery …

Body Language Mistakes That Can Cost You The Job

Your perfectly manicured résumé, flawless cover letter and brilliant responses to tough interview questions might make you a strong job candidate—but forget to smile, slouch in your chair or fail to make eye contact during the interview, and you could be out of the running. Here are some interview …

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Tiny hobbit-like humans were victims of island dwarfing

Tiny ‘hobbit-like’ humans discovered in Indonesia were once normal sized but shrunk after getting trapped on an island, scientists now believe.<p>For more than a decade experts have argued over the origins of the Homo floresiensis whose remains were first found on the island of Flores in 2004, dating …

The Ancient Origins of Consciousness by Todd Feinberg and Jon Mallatt review – how the brain created experience

What does it mean to say that I am conscious? For sure, consciousness is a protean term, with multiple meanings. Among its features are some or all of the following: trivially, that I am awake and not asleep or “unconscious”; more positively that I am aware of my surroundings, experiencing and …

Why Neanderthals Likely Fathered Few Kids with Modern Humans

Humans today often carry around a small chunk of DNA from Neanderthals, suggesting we interbred with our closest known extinct relatives at some …

Neandertal DNA may raise risk for some modern human diseases

Finding Neandertal ancestors in the human family tree was shocking enough when researchers announced it in 2010. Now the implications for modern-day …

These are the Mardi Gras Indians of New Orleans

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>The Indians have long been the subject of mythology and mystique.<p>I’m sitting in a cluttered workshop in <b>New Orleans</b>’ Central City neighborhood.<p>Surrounding me are plastic containers filled with beads and rhinestones of about every hue imaginable, elaborate feather headdresses, …

Table manners: how learning to cut up food was crucial to human evoultion

Spending less time chewing food allowed humans to develop language and more complex societies<p>Table manners helped humans evolve as learning to cut up food before eating, meant less chewing which led to the development of language, Harvard University has found.<p>Today our closest relative, the …

War May Not Have Led To Easter Island's Ancient Collapse

What caused the collapse of Easter Island, widely believed to be the world's most isolated inhabited place, hundreds of years ago? The question is a matter of hot debate.<p>Conventional wisdom holds that environmental destruction and internecine warfare led to societal and economic collapse on this …

Humans and Neanderthals had sex a lot earlier than scientists thought

Some humans may have left Africa over 100,000 years ago<p>An analysis of the genome of a Siberian Neanderthal, published today in <i>Nature</i>, reveals for the first time that humans contributed DNA to the Neanderthal genome about 100,000 years ago; that's 50,000 years earlierthan the previous estimate. The …

7 Reasons to Volunteer on Your Next Vacation

Frontierofficial/ Flickr<p>Travel can offer rewarding, life-changing and humbling experiences. Exploring an unfamiliar environment can open your eyes to a world you never thought existed, teach you important lessons and introduce you to people who will heighten your perspective and understanding of a …