Emily Karsch

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Early humans in Iran were growing wheat 12,000 years ago

Stone tools and clay artifacts were collected from a site in the Zagros Mountains in Iran, where humans were cultivating plants 12,000 years ago.<p>Among stone grinding tools, clay figures shaped like humans and animals and carved bone artifacts, archaeologists have harvested ancient grains from an …

Anthropology

Algae explosion threatens Great Lakes tourism for third year in a row

Experts are predicting the toxic blue-green algae outbreak in the western basin of Lake Erie this summer will be more significant than last year but …

Active brain 'keeps dementia at bay'

<b>Keeping mentally active by reading books or writing letters helps protect the brain in old age, a study suggests.</b><p>A lifetime of mental challenges leads to slower cognitive decline after factoring out dementia's impact on the brain, US researchers say.<p>The study, published in Neurology, adds weight to …

The Brain

HIV Undetectable in Two Patients After Bone Marrow Transplant

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Study: People With a Lot of Self-Control Are Happier

Improbably enough, people who are better able to resist impulses report being more satisfied with their lives.<p>austin hsieh/Flickr<p><b>PROBLEM:</b> "Among humankind's most valuable assets" is self-control, according to Wilhelm Hofmann and his team of researchers at the University of Chicago. They define it …

Historical Photos Colorized And Brought Back To Life

In a world of continual status updates, countless photos, millions of videos and internet speeds that continue to bring us information faster than …

Stereoscopic images from World War I animate the horrors of history

A Toronto photography and graphic design studio has acquired a camera and photographic slides that allow the viewer to experience World War I in 3D. The Verascope is a series of handheld stereoscopic cameras designed and built in the 19th century by Jules Richard, and this unit, which was owned by …

Would A Human Head Transplant Be Ethical?

A couple professors sound off about the ethics of transplanting one human's head onto another human's body.<p>Two days ago, we reported on a controversial paper by Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canaveri about human head transplants. The paper, entitled "HEAVEN: The head anastomosis venture Project …