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Ancient humans' lax dental hygiene has been a boon for researchers looking for clues about early diets. Traces of fossilized foodstuffs wedged between Neandertal teeth have revealed plentiful traces of grains and other plants, supporting the theory that these heavy-browed humans were not just meat-eaters...
Our picks for the top 10 science stories of the year were published this week, but who cares what editors at Scientific American think? Below is a list of the stories and features that visitors to our Web site clicked on the most this year...
What can be gleaned from a fragment of a 30,000- to 50,000-year-old finger? With highly sensitive genetic sequencing technology, researchers now claim to have spotted a new form of extinct humans that were neither Neandertals nor modern humans...
Here are my Psychology/Neuroscience Research Blogging Editor’s Selections for this week: If you’ve just run 29 laps would you endure the pain and run a round 30 laps?
Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often exhibit a heightened ability to pick out patterns and excel at other visual-spatial tests. But a new study puts this presumption to the test in a more real-world scenario and finds that ASD kids are actually found wanting when it comes to search skills...
I’m still here, I swear. Most of the time I’d normally devote to writing blog posts has been spent in the Cave of Open Lab™, the last couple weeks.
The severed head of King Henri IV has been identified from the jumbled remains in the mass graves in Paris's Royal Basilica of Saint-Denis. A team of researchers used a host of scientific strategies to confirm the head's owner, who was killed in 1610...
Here are my Research Blogging Editor’s Selections for this week: Bill Yates asks, Do Personalities Converge After Marriage? Or do similar people simply wind up marrying each other in the first place?...
As an old hippy I still get a kick out of anarchy, mayhem and challenges to authority. As a father, teacher, journalist and all-around pillar of the community, however, I've come to see the upside of the status quo more than I did in my carefree youth...
Sometimes, when trolling through your institution’s journal subscriptions online, you wander into a treasure trove. I happened upon such a treasure trove recently: the Journal of Animal Behavior, which was published for just six years, between 1911 and 1916...
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