Shoshana Mitchell

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Hydroponic gardening brings other skills to classroom

ANDERSON – Bailey Horning knew all about lettuce and broccoli, but recently, she came home excited about Swiss chard.<p>That’s because it was one of the …

Explore the Great Outdoors with Your Child

by Donna Satterlee, Grace Cormons, and Matt CormonsChildren are natural explorers. Set some basic boundaries, and let the child discover. The …

Does technology hinder or help toddlers' learning?

<b>Children under five years old have an uncanny knack of knowing how to master new technology.</b><p>From smart phones to tablet computers and game consoles, it is not unusual to see toddlers intuitively swiping screens and confidently pressing buttons.<p>Even if parents enjoy the momentary peace that comes …

The Dog Domestication Date Debate Has Been (Sort Of) Resolved

You might not know this, but there are two distinct arguments about when dogs were domesticated. One group believes dogs were domesticated in the …

A New Origin Story for Dogs

The first domesticated animals may have been tamed twice.<p>Tens of thousands of years ago, before the internet, before the Industrial Revolution, before literature and mathematics, bronze and iron, before the advent of agriculture, early humans formed an unlikely partnership with another animal—the …

Anthropology

Humans Did Not Wipe Out the Neanderthals, New Research Suggests

Neanderthals went extinct in Europe about 40,000 years ago, giving them millennia to coexist with modern humans culturally and sexually, new findings …

Our bond with dogs may go back more than 27,000 years

Dogs' special relationship to humans may go back 27,000 to 40,000 years, according to genomic analysis of an ancient Taimyr wolf bone reported in the …

Neanderthals mated with modern humans much earlier than previously thought, study finds

COLD SPRING HARBOR LABORATORY—Cold Spring Harbor, NY - Using several different methods of DNA analysis, an international research team has found what …

How hunting with wolves helped humans outsmart the Neanderthals

Dogs are humanity’s oldest friends, renowned for their loyalty and abilities to guard, hunt and chase. But modern humans may owe even more to them than we previously realised. We may have to thank them for helping us eradicate our caveman rivals, the Neanderthals.<p>According to a leading US …

Humanity

Dog has been man's best friend for 33,000 years, DNA study finds

First domesticated dogs came about 33,000 years ago and migrated to Europe from south east Asia, rather than descending from domesticated European …

Neanderthals Disappeared Through Interbreeding?

"They are often depicted as dim-witted evolutionary losers, but Neanderthals were not driven to extinction by their lack of brains, a new study …

Murder 'comes naturally' to chimpanzees

Groups of male chimpanzees patrol the borders of their territory in single file<p>A major study suggests that killing among chimpanzees results from …

Groundwater tied to human evolution

Insert shows with arrow the location of study area in eastern Africa. Map of the Northern Tanzanian Divergence Zone depicts the East African Rift …

Neanderthals Interbred Longer With East Asians Than Europeans

"They are largely thought to have roamed the freezing landscapes of Europe during the last ice age, but it seems Neanderthals may have spread far …

New human ancestor species from Ethiopia lived alongside Lucy's species

Holotype upper jaw of a new human ancestor species found on March 4, 2011. Credit: Yohannes Haile-Selassie, Cleveland Museum of Natural History<br>A new …

Did a volcanic cataclysm 40,000 years ago trigger the final demise of the Neanderthals?

The Campanian Ignimbrite (CI) eruption in Italy 40,000 years ago was one of the largest volcanic cataclysms in Europe and injected a significant …

Oldest stone tools pre-date earliest humans

The tools includes sharp-edged flakes, hammers and anvils<br>The world's oldest stone tools have been discovered, scientists report.They were unearthed …

The images of chimps thrilled me: do they show evidence of spirituality in the wild?

A ritual with rocks observed in a study in Guinea has profound implications for our relationship with the animal kingdom <br>A young chimp collects rocks …

Neanderthals mated with European humans and it made their immune systems weaker

The path to humanity as we know it was long.<p>Over about 2 million years, early human species slowly evolved beneficial mutation after beneficial (or at least benign) mutation, shaping our bodies into how they look and work today. Simultaneously, these early humans were migrating all over the planet, …

Biology