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Sep 1, 2015 by Sci-News.com

The evolution of the human body’s size and shape has gone through four stages, says an international group of anthropologists from the United States, Spain, France, and China. Sima de los Huesos hominins lived in what is now Spain about 400,000 years ago. Image credit: © Kennis & Kennis / Madrid Scientific Films. The team, directed by Prof Juan Luis Arsuaga of the Complutense University of Madrid, studied the body size and shape in the fossil...

Aug 24, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Images from European Space Agency’s Sentinel-1A satellite show that Greenland’s Jakobshavn glacier, the fastest moving glacier in the world, shed a...

Aug 20, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A group of researchers led by Dr Stuart Licht of George Washington University has developed a novel method to economically convert atmospheric carbon dioxide...

Aug 19, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A fossil specimen unearthed at the Philip Tobias Korongo site, Olduvai Gorge, could be the oldest ‘anatomically modern’ human hand bone, says an international...

Aug 18, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Meteorite impact reactions may have generated building blocks for life in the oceans of the prebiotic Earth, says a team of scientists led by Dr Yoshihiro...

Aug 16, 2015 by Sci-News.com

According to Prof Irving Rothman from the University of Houston, mystery words in Jonathan Swift’s famous novel, Gulliver’s Travels, are, in fact,...

Aug 12, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience has revealed an intrinsic biological difference between males and females in the molecular regulation...

Aug 12, 2015 by Sci-News.com

The ‘Prime Meridian’ that’s been running through the Royal Observatory at Greenwich, UK, since 1884 is now located 335 feet (102 meters) east of...

Aug 11, 2015 by Sci-News.com

The world’s population, now 7.3 billion, is expected to reach the 11 billion mark by 2100, according to revised population projections released yesterday...

Aug 7, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A new study led by Lauren Welbourne from the University of York, UK, has revealed that humans see things differently in summer compared with winter. Scientists...

Jul 31, 2015 by Sci-News.com

American and Canadian scientists have reported in the latest issue of Science that the magnetic field of our planet is at least 4 billion years old, up...

Jul 29, 2015 by Sci-News.com

According to a new study published online in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, massive aquifers underneath deserts contain approximately one trillion...

Jul 29, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A group of scientists – led by Dr John Tarduno from the University of Rochester, NY – has recovered a magnetic field record from minerals for Iron...

Jul 22, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A burned 1,500-year-old scroll found at Ein Gedi, on the western shore of the Dead Sea, has been read using advanced digital imaging. Unwrapped texture...

Jul 22, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A new study, published in the journal Nature, shows that some Amazonian Native Americans descend partly from a Native American population that carried...

Jul 21, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Using ancient and modern genome-wide data, a team of researchers has found that the ancestors of all present-day Native Americans, including Athabascans...

Jul 20, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A study of clouds over the Southern Ocean reveals how tiny natural particles given off by marine phytoplankton nearly double cloud droplet numbers in the...

Jul 16, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A team of researchers at Rice University has completed the first analysis of how 3D boron nitride might be used as a tunable material to control heat flow...

Jul 14, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A team of researchers aboard an ocean-going research vessel called RV Investigator has discovered a cluster of 50-million-year-old volcanoes off the coast...

Jul 9, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A team of neuroscientists at Duke University published two separate studies today, one involving rats and the other involving rhesus macaque monkeys, that...