Maggie Peters

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3.3-million-year-old artifacts reveal primitive ancestors like “Lucy” may have been capable of tool-making.<p>A trove of stone artifacts uncovered in northwestern Kenya suggests human ancestors were crafting tools 3.3 million years ago—about 700,000 years earlier than previously thought.<p>The tools, …

Anthropology

Why Do Humans Have Chins? It's Not for Chewing

The Wicked Witch of the West can thank facial evolution for her iconic, pointy chin, new research suggests. And so can everyone else.<p>Compared with other human relatives such as Neanderthals, modern Homo sapiens have particularly prominent chins. Some researchers have hypothesized that the modern …

Anthropology

The Key to Fixing These 4 Human Genetic Diseases Could Lie in Cat DNA

Here’s a fact that won’t surprise crazy cat ladies: Cats and humans share about 90 percent of their DNA—and because of that, we’re susceptible to …

Researchers successfully splice woolly mammoth DNA into elephant cells

In what may be the best worst idea of our generation, a Harvard University research team has successfully spliced woolly mammoth DNA into living …

Genetics

Hundreds of Medieval Skeletons Found Under Cambridge University

Hundreds of skeletons from a medieval graveyard have been discovered beneath Cambridge University in England.<p>Archaeologists got a rare chance to excavate one of the largest medieval hospital burial grounds in Britain, amid a project to restore the Old Divinity School at St. John's College (part of …

Archaeology

How extreme fear shapes what we remember

Many of us will experience a significant trauma in our lives, says Lesley Evans Ogden. Yet could there be ways to avoid reliving the memories?<p>It was no ordinary honeymoon. After boarding their flight in Canada on the evening of 23 August 2001, newlyweds Margaret McKinnon and her husband were …

The Brain

Most cancers are caused by bad luck not genes or lifestyle, say scientists

Scientists at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the US found that the majority of cancers are not linked to environment or lifestyle<p>The majority of cancers are the result of bad luck rather than unhealthy lifestyles or inherited genetic faults, scientists have discovered.<p>For years …

5 Mascara Tricks to Make Your Eyes Look Even More Amazing

You won't believe your eyes when you see what these simple tweaks can do<p><i>By Shannon Farrell for Daily Makeover</i><p>Most women we know won’t leave the house without mascara, and it’s easy to see why. Mascara is the one product that instantly makes you look more put together, more awake, more alive. But …