Brian Couzyn Chandler

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Loss of six glaciers in West Antarctica appears inevitable

Six major glaciers in the West Antarctic ice sheet have “passed the point of no return” with respect to melting into the sea, scientists say.<p>In a new …

Antarctica

Shift in Antarctic Winds Drives "Collapse" of Glaciers

Melting of glaciers is accelerated by stronger winds, scientists say.<p>The "unstoppable collapse" of glaciers in West Antarctica announced by scientists this week has one key cause: shifting winds. Stronger winds are pushing warm water under coastal glaciers and melting them. The process is expected …

Cambodia's Angkor temples added to Google's Street View

4/03/2014 06:00:00 PM<p>The spectacular temples of Cambodia's Angkor civilization have been incorporated into Google's Street View, a boost to the …

New method confirms Humans and Neanderthals interbred

4/08/2014 06:00:00 PM<p>Technical objections to the idea that Neanderthals interbred with the ancestors of Eurasians have been overcome, thanks to a …

Neanderthals were no strangers to good parenting

Archaeologists are challenging the traditional view that Neanderthal childhood was difficult, short and dangerous. A new and distinctive perspective …

Search for Inca 'lost city' in Amazon may endanger indigenous people

A six-week expedition starting in July will try to find Paititi in the Megantoni National Sanctuary in south-east Peru<p>A French writer and adventurer plans to explore one of the most remote parts of the Peruvian Amazon in search of a "lost" or "secret city" that may have been built by the Incas, but …

New find challenges 'simple' Australian artefacts assumption

4/09/2014 07:00:00 PM<p>Purposely sharpened or ‘retouched’ stone axes evolved in Australia thousands of years before they appeared in Europe according …

Sustainable practices of the Iroquois revealed

4/09/2014 03:00:00 PM<p>Every longhouse hearth – every reworked brass kettle and fractured deer bone unearthed by Cornell archaeologist Kurt Jordan and …

Human 'missing link' fossils may be jumble of species

4/10/2014 07:00:00 PM<p>One of our closest long-lost relatives may never have existed. The fossils of Australopithecus sediba, which promised to rewrite …

Tomb With Pyramid Entrance Excavated in Egypt

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA—A 3,300-year-old tomb that had a 23-foot-tall pyramid at its entrance has been excavated at an ancient cemetery in Abydos. …

Archaeology

Human evolution: Fifty years after Homo habilis

Bernard Wood explains why the announcement of 'handy man' in April 1964 threw the field of hominin evolution into a turmoil that continues to this …

Humans and saber-toothed tiger met in Germany 300,000 years ago

4/01/2014 04:00:00 PM<p>Scientists of the Lower Saxony Heritage Authority and of the University of Tübingen excavating at the Schöningen open-cast coal …

The origin of twins

(Medical Xpress)—The egregious presumption of universal fact has a long history in science. The ever popular Giordano Bruno was burned at the stake …

Mashed Potato, Cheddar and Chive Waffles

What am I going to do with all of these leftover mashed potatoes (said no one ever!)?<p>Make waffles!<p>How is there a solution to a problem that isn’t …

30 Amazing Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

April is National Grilled Cheese Month and I have 30 amazing grilled cheese sandwich recipes for you, one for every day of the month! Grilled cheese …

Ebola: Looking Beyond the Pucker Factor

The best way to describe the reaction to an outbreak of Ebola virus was penned by Dr. C.J. Peters in his book, Virus Hunter. Known as "the pucker factor," it consists of “…an uncomfortable and unpleasant tightening of certain sphincter musculature.” His reasoning for the response is valid; of the …

Cuvier's beaked whales set new breath-hold diving records

Scientists monitored Cuvier's beaked whales' record-breaking dives to depths of nearly two miles below the ocean surface and some dives lasted for …

Big Bang Discovery Opens Doors to the "Multiverse"

Gravitational waves detected in the aftermath of the Big Bang suggest one universe just might not be enough.<p>Bored with your old dimensions—up and down, right and left, and back and forth? So tiresome. Take heart, folks. The latest news from Big Bang cosmologists offers us some relief from our …

Newly Discovered Dwarf Planet Hints at 'Super Earth' in Far Reaches of Solar System

There's more to the solar system beyond Pluto's orbit. Researchers have discovered a new dwarf planet nearly 7.5 billion miles away from the sun.<p>Even …

Distant new world may point to undiscovered planets in solar system

We learned today that our solar system is larger than we had previously known. A newly discovered, extremely distant dwarf planet with the tentative name of 2012 VP113 was announced. It appears as nothing more than a dot on images but we know a few things about it.<p>For a start, it is approximately …

Discovering the Story Behind a Temple Devoted to the Cult of a Dead King

We have just finished our first week of excavation at El Kurru in northern Sudan. This site has been known to be an important center of ancient Kush since the excavations of the American archaeologist George Reisner in 1919. Reisner found a sequence of elite burials that began with traditional …

Nigeria: Local languages fight for survival

<b>Dozens of local languages in Nigeria are under threat because of neglect and outside influences, it's been reported.</b><p>Of Nigeria's 529 official languages, 62 are "in trouble" or "dying", the Lagos-based Guardian newspaper reports. Up to 200 Nigerian languages may be at risk in the future, the paper …

Language

New Kingdom tombs discovered in Egypt's Aswan

3/04/2014 05:00:00 PM<p>East Aswan inhabitants have accidentally stumbled upon what is believed to be a set of rock-hewn tombs on Elephantine Island, …

How apes and humans evolved side by side

3/05/2014 01:45:00 PM<p>The trajectory of human evolution has many markers, including footprints left in moist, volcanic ash 3.66 million years ago by …

Natural selection has altered the appearance of Europeans over the past 5,000 years

3/10/2014 09:00:00 PM<p>There has been much research into the factors that have influenced the human genome since the end of the last Ice Age. …

A natural glow: these plants produce their own light

Daan Roosegaarde invites me into a cramped, pitch-black photo booth no more than a couple feet wide. "Hold on," the Dutch designer whispers into my ear. "Just give it a minute." Soon, the tiny cucumber plant in his hand begins to emit a faint glow.<p>As my eyes adjust, it gets brighter. Roosegaarde’s …

Physicists find a new 'state of matter' in the eyes of chickens

An unusual arrangement of particles has been discovered in the cells of chicken eyes. It's the first time scientists have seen such a system in a …

29 Exciting Ways To Eat Meatballs

Get your mind out of the gutter.

Cooking