Kimberly D. Johnson

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Skull of Homo erectus throws story of human evolution into disarray

The spectacular fossilised skull of an ancient human ancestor that died nearly two million years ago has forced scientists to rethink the story of early human evolution.<p>Anthropologists unearthed the skull at a site in Dmanisi, a small town in southern Georgia, where other remains of human …

Isotope analysis reveals diet of beheaded Viking slaves

12/07/2013 03:00:00 PM<p>In the Viking era, a number of slaves were beheaded and then buried together with their masters. New methods of skeleton …

Gap Between Neanderthals and Us Narrows, But Does Not Close

Were the Neanderthals evolutionary also-rans—or just like modern humans?<p>Neanderthals have traditionally been viewed as human evolution's also-rans. Yes, they had brains as big as ours, made fairly complex stone tools, and flourished across a huge expanse of Eurasia for nearly 300,000 years. But …

Bonanza of Skulls in 'Pit of Bones' Changes View of Neanderthals

A Spanish cave reveals that Neanderthal faces evolved ahead of their braincases.<p>Beauty—of a sort—beat out brains among Neanderthals, report researchers analyzing a 430,000-year-old cache of skulls collected from the "Pit of Bones" cave site in Spain.<p>The Neanderthals were a prehistoric species of …

These Ancient Structures Are So Advanced, They Shouldn't Exist... Even If Built Today

We either need to stop underestimating ancient cultures or it's time we rule out primitive tools and hop on the alien bandwagon. These five ancient …

Preserved loaf of bread discovered at Pompeii

This is the ultimate piece of toast: a loaf of bread made in the first century AD, which was discovered at Pompeii, preserved for centuries in the …

Scientists Discover Dozens of Monuments Hidden Below Stonehenge

This field of ancient stones may be more complex than initially believed.<p>Scientists have new evidence that there is more to Stonehenge—the ancient rock formations that stand alone in a field in Wiltshire, England—than meets the eye.<p>Based on cutting edge digital mapping technology, researchers at …

Future of Nursing

Resources<p>A library at your fingertips<p>Help promote better health through nursing by tapping into hundreds of resources, including studies, toolkits, …

Joint Commission warns hospitals that alarm fatigue is putting patients at risk

The national organization that accredits hospitals warned Monday that the constant beeping of alarms on patient monitors de­sensitizes caregivers, …

10 signs you're a burned-out ER nurse

Ron Chapple Studios | ThinkStock + Scrubs<p>“Never, ever lie to your ER nurse. Their BS detectors are excellent, and you lose all credibility when you …

Emergency physicians suffer from PTSD

819 Shares<p>She was 19 and hung herself from a tree in her backyard. You have the crumpled note that says goodbye. Her mother collapsed when you told …