Shantelle Emms

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No, scientists didn’t discover a 512-year-old shark that’s older than Shakespeare — well, probably

Mother Nature is capable of some incredible things, but we have to credit humanity with the dubious feat of aging a shark 240 years in just 16 months.<p>…

There's a compelling reason scientists think we've never found aliens, and it suggests humans are already going extinct

Unchecked climate change would eventually lead to widespread devastation on Earth.<p>Rising seas would inundate coastal cities like Miami, searing heat …

New approach allows noninvasive identification of tumor mutations in lung cancer patients

‘Palmyra damage monstrous, but mendable’: Experts accept challenging task to restore ancient city

The plans to restore Palmyra to its former glory are grand but feasible, if it is treated as a task of global importance, experts told RT. Russia’s …

Bat finding may provide clues to human limb development, malformations

An international team of scientists, including groups from UC San Francisco, Gladstone Institutes, and the University of Cape Town (UCT), South …

Air Canada Is Offering Free Stopovers in Toronto

The airline's new layover program gets you two vacations for the price of one.<p>In the 1960s, Icelandair launched its stopover program, where people flying from North America to Europe with a layover in Reykjavik could get out and explore the city for a few days for no additional charge. The program, …

Identification of a new hominin bone from Denisova Cave, Siberia using collagen fingerprinting and mitochondrial DNA analysis

Article |<p>Open | Published: 29 March 2016<p>Samantha Brown<br>• , Thomas Higham<br>• , Viviane Slon<br>• , Svante Pääbo<br>• , Matthias Meyer<br>• , Katerina Douka<br>• , Fiona Brock<br>• , …

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How diet shaped human evolution: The Neanderthal rib-cage and pelvis expanded to adapt to a high-protein diet in Ice-Age Europe

The Neanderthal rib-cage and pelvis expanded to adapt to a high-protein diet in Ice-Age Europe<p>A new study finds that the Ice-Age diet -- a …

One of Earth’s missing minerals found locked inside meteorite

The last of a group of dense minerals that make up much of Earth’s crust and upper mantle has been found tucked inside a meteorite that slammed into …

Earth Science

Would We Know Alien Life If We Saw It?

At this moment, seven robotic spacecraft are roving or orbiting Mars, taking photos, gathering data, and generally doing the bidding of scientists …

What Is ‘gh’ Doing in So Many English Words?

It’s a blight, a thoroughly tough plight, enough to make you want to fight … or laugh. There are so many ways to pronounce, or <i>not</i> pronounce, the …

Linguistics

Brutal Bronze Age battle discovery changes understanding of history

<i>A deadly wave of arrows fell from the sky, opening the battle. Men screamed and fell, as the flint and bronze arrowheads struck deep into their bones. Some slipped from the bridge and sank beneath the river.</i><p><i>Out of the mist, a wave of armored warriors — some on horseback — charged at their enemies,</i> …

Archaeology

Ancient 'unicorn' rhino may have lived alongside humans

A prehistoric "fuzzy rhinoceros" sometimes credited as a potential source of the unicorn myth, may have lived at the same time as humans, new …

'Tell the truth', Auschwitz survivor urges accused in Nazi trials

BERLIN (Reuters) - A Holocaust survivor said on Tuesday that four suspects accused by German prosecutors of being accessory to murder at Auschwitz must have known of the mass killings taking place at the camp because of the “unbearable stench” of burning bodies.<p>Holocaust survivor and former …

World History

How To Figure Out Which Of The 8 Types Of Intelligence You Fall Under

Did you know that intelligence can be categorized in eight different ways? Dr. Howard Gardner, a developmental psychologist at Harvard, developed the …

Emotional Intelligence

A New Study Claims People With Higher IQs Don't Require Large Social Circles

Maybe that's why you're such a homebody.<p>While the average person is happier with a large friend circle, new research reveals those with higher IQs are better off with a small one.<p>Evolutionary psychologists Satoshi Kanazawa of the London School of Economics and Norman Li of Singapore Management …

Research

The Evolution of Anxiety: Why We Worry and What to Do About It

Let’s pretend for a moment that you are a giraffe. You live on the grasslands of the African savannah. You have a neck that is 7 feet long (2.1 …

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Text in lost language may reveal god or goddess worshipped by Etruscans at ancient temple

"We know how Etruscan grammar works, what's a verb, what's an object, some of the words," Warden said. "But we hope this will reveal the name of the …

Why “Sex Addicts” might not be Addicts After All. {Adult}

As a yoga teacher I’m often confronted with yoga falsehoods like, “this inversion can reverse blood flow.”<p>Um, no. Our veins and arteries would …

Are you a grammar pedant? This might be why | David Shariatmadari

A new study reveals for the first time how different personality types react to spelling errors and grammatical mistakes. It’s all about arousal<p>When you picture a “grammar nazi”, what does that person look like?<p>Are they old or young? Male or female? Professorial or blue-collar?<p>Related: Eight words …

Personality

We Just Found Dozens of Never-Before-Seen Galaxies in Our Backyard

This inches toward figuring out the “Great Attractor” mysteriously pulling at us.<p>There's been something tugging at the Milky Way Galaxy, subtly pulling it one way while the universe's expansion should be pulling it the other. Scientists haven't been quite sure just what it was, but now there's a …

DNA from Inca boy sacrificed 500 years ago shows how humans spread to South America

It sounds like something straight out of a “Hunger Games” novel: The rulers of a sprawling empire select beautiful children from throughout their vast territories and kill them in a ritualistic event to reinforce their power.<p>During the Inca civilization, which thrived in South America before the …

Germy Meat Gives Scientists Surprising New Clues About Prehistoric Cuisine

What was the culinary experience like for our prehistoric forebears?<p>No one knows for sure. But a provocative new study suggests that any meat our distant ancestors scavenged would have been teeming with harmful bacteria.<p>What's more, the study suggests, early hominins would have had trouble avoiding …