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Women Can Smell Fertility Of Ovulating Female Rivals, New Study Suggests

Can women "sniff out" their competition in the mating game?<p>Maybe so. New research from Florida State University suggests that women react to the scent of their fertile female rivals by getting a boost in testosterone.<p>"Being able to identify fertile competitors could put women at an advantage in the …

What human faces might look like in 100,000 years

Since we humans are prone to launching chemical weapons, unwittingly killing off the bee population or other factors that could lead to our extinction, it may be presumptuous to imagine what we'll look like in 100,000 years. But designer and researcher Nickolay Lamm has speculated anyway, …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

Did Life on Earth Come From Mars?

Two scientists present new data on great cosmic questions.<p><b>Did life begin on Mars and then travel to Earth for its blossoming?</b><p><b>A long-debated and often-dismissed theory known as "panspermia" got new life in the past week, as two scientists separately proposed that early Earth lacked some chemicals</b> …

When did placental mammals evolve?

Related Stories<p>Insect-eater on top rung of our family tree, Science Online, 08 Feb 2013<br>• World's oldest marsupial found in China, Science Online, 15 …

Eggcellent citizen science: evolution of camouflage in bird eggs

I’ve been enviously following the events at the recent International Ornithological Congress, held in Tokyo, Japan. One of the many interesting things that I ran across in my communications with the congress attendees was an online video game that challenges the viewer to spot a camouflaged bird …

Did eating bugs create our big human brains?

Having to figure out how to survive on a lean-season diet of hard-to-reach ants, slugs, and other bugs may have spurred the development of bigger …

Did Neanderthals Eat Plants? The Proof May Be In The Poop

Neanderthals clubbed their way to the top of an ancient food chain, slaying caribou and mammoths. But a peek inside their prehistoric poop reveals that the meat-loving early humans may have also enjoyed some salad on the side.<p>Researchers excavating a site in southern Spain where Neanderthals lived …

A history of the theory of evolution through natural selection

<b>September 1838:</b> Charles Darwin's reading of Malthus crystallises a notion of natural selection in his mind. Darwin works on the theory for 20 more years but holds back from publishing.<p><b>February 1858:</b> In the midst of malarial fever, Alfred Russel Wallace hits on natural selection as a driver of …

Browns Could Feature Special Johnny Manziel Package to Showcase Running Ability

The Cleveland Browns began mandatory minicamp June 10.<p>How much time has quarterback Johnny Manziel seen with the first-team offense? Could the Browns insert a special package of plays in the offense just for Manziel?<p>Watch as Adam Lefkoe and Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com and <i>The Plain Dealer</i> …

Chimps outwit humans in games of strategy

In contests drawn from game theory, chimpanzee pairs consistently outperform humans in games that test memory and strategic thinking.<p>A new study, …

Dogs Helped Drive Mammoths To Their Graves, New Study Suggests

It’s known as the mammoth cemetery for good reason. Along the banks of a Siberian river not far from the Arctic Ocean lie thousands of bones, most of them belonging to the giant, shaggy relatives of today’s elephants. A new study argues that such mysterious graveyards were not the results of a …

Why Humans Evolved Dark Skin

Albinism is an inherited disorder that prevents people from making melanin, a black or brown pigment. Albino people in sub-Saharan Africa almost universally die of skin cancer— and at young ages, according to a new paper published today (Feb. 25) in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society …

Sub-Saharan Africa

4 Ways Humans Still Need To Evolve

Feet<p>Our ankles and feet started out as flexible tree-climbing tools made of many small bones. But all of those tiny pieces amount to lots of opportunities to tear or twist something. And the way our shinbones and ankles are oriented to meet the demands of walking means that we can't land on the …

Immune System

How Humans Evolved to Cope with City Crowds

For over a hundred thousand years, humans evolved in small, roving bands of a few dozen people. But then, about ten thousand years ago, we started …

Psychology

Did Humans Evolve On The Savanna? The Debate Heats Up

"Without original research or new data, Dominguez-Rodrigo attempts to resurrect 'the spirit of the old savanna hypothesis' via word games and revisionist history ... This attempted resurrection of an obsolete mind-set will stand as a monument to futility. — paleoanthropologist Tim White, in …

Saturn's moon Enceladus has a huge ocean of liquid water, scientists confirm - ExtremeTech

Saturn’s moon Enceladus has a huge ocean of liquid water, scientists confirm<p>By on April 4, 2014 at 6:42 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions …

Astronomy

Hidden Ocean Discovered on Saturn's Moon Enceladus - D-brief

By Bill Andrews | April 3, 2014 1:00 pm<p><i>Credit: Cassini Imaging Team, SSI, JPL, ESA, NASA</i><p>If you know anything about Enceladus, an icy moon in Saturn’s …

Seeker — Saturn’s Moon Enceladus Has Underground Ocean ...

Fossilized whale skull shows sonar existed 32 million years ago

In a study published in <i>Nature</i> this week, researchers now say that a fossilized whale skull discovered outside Charleston, SC presents all the tell-tales signs related to echolocation in present-day toothed whales, dolphins, and porpoises. The skull is approximately 28 million years old, belonged to …

Extinct Porpoise Found to Be First Mammal With Major Underbite

Elongated lower jaw may have helped extinct porpoise probe the seafloor for food.<p>Talk about a jaw-dropping specimen: An extinct California porpoise was found to have a lower jaw extending well beyond the upper, the first known example of a mammal with a big underbite.<p>The fossilized porpoise, which …

NFL Combine 2014: Quarterback drills

A lot of quarterbacks elect not to go through passing workouts at the combine. What exactly is it that they're avoiding?<p>In recent years, more and more elite quarterback prospects have elected to skip the throwing workouts at the NFL Combine. Citing unfamiliarity with receivers, high-end prospects …

Watch Johnny Manziel Run 40-Yard Dash at NFL Scouting Combine

All eyes were on Johnny Manziel during Sunday's NFL Scouting Combine, and the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner was able to show what he could in the 40-yard dash.<p>Some wondered if the former Texas A&M star could challenge 4.40 seconds. That would have been impressive, but he was expected to run anywhere …

Noah's Ark Blueprints Found—4,000-Year-Old Detailed Instructions

Irving Finkel, British Museum curator and author of “The Ark Before Noah,” has found a 4,000-year-old tablet that describes the materials and …

Archaeology

Swarthy, blue-eyed caveman revealed using DNA from ancient tooth

DNA taken from the wisdom tooth of a European hunter-gatherer has given scientists an unprecedented glimpse of modern humans before the rise of farming. The Mesolithic man, who lived in Spain around 7,000 years ago, had an unusual mix of blue eyes, black or brown hair, and dark skin, according to …

Bill Nye Just Agreed To A Heated Debate About Evolution

Needless to say, Ken Ham and his colleagues at Kentucky's Creation Museum have been none too pleased about Nye's attack on the idea of teaching creationism as a viable worldview in schools.<p>Ham, an Australian evangelical who's certain the earth is 5,000 years old, has been trying to rejuvenate …

Kentucky

‘Science Guy’ Bill Nye and Prominent Christian Set to Battle It Out Over Evolution and Creationism

Scientist Bill Nye has agreed to debate Christian leader Ken Ham next month at the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Ky., where the two will face off over the ever-contentious topics of evolution and creationism.<p>According to a release published on AnswersInGenesis.org, the website for Ham’s …

What This Guy Found Behind His Furnace Is Incredible.What He Decided to Do With It Is Even More So

Every boy, regardless of age, dreams of being Indiana Jones and finding the Lost Ark. But if you ever found a treasure, maybe one with historical …

Central America

7 Out Of 10 People Will Live In Cities By 2050

Goodbye, little house on the prairie.<p>As people flock to urban centers, engineers will need to figure out how to accommodate them. In 2006, New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority started digging a train tunnel beneath Manhattan to connect the Long Island Rail Road, the nation’s second …

Grand Central Station