Softer Diets Allowed Early Humans to Pronounce “F,” “V” Sounds
Softer Diets Allowed Early Humans to Pronounce “F,” “V” Sounds
Drastic dietary changes during the agricultural revolution altered the configuration of the human bite, paving the way for new sounds in spoken language, a new study finds.
Softer Diets Allowed Early Humans to Pronounce “F,” “V” Sounds
Softer Diets Allowed Early Humans to Pronounce “F,” “V” Sounds

Drastic dietary changes during the agricultural revolution altered the configuration of the human bite, paving the way for new sounds in spoken language, a new study finds.

Drastic dietary changes during the agricultural revolution altered the configuration of the human bite, paving the way for new sounds in spoken language, a new study finds.

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Image of the Day: Stale Cereal
Image of the Day: Stale Cereal
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 10, 2019
Archaeologists find ring-shaped objects made from grains at a site in Austria thought to date back to 960 BCE.
Gene-Edited Soybean Oil Makes Restaurant Debut
Gene-Edited Soybean Oil Makes Restaurant Debut
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 13, 2019
A Minnesota-based company reports the sale of a soybean oil engineered to have greater stability and no trans-fat.
Doubts Raised About Brain Stimulation to Reduce Food Cravings
Doubts Raised About Brain Stimulation to Reduce Food Cravings
Abby Olena | Jan 10, 2019
Despite previous positive reports, researchers didn’t see transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) cut back on people’s urges or eating.
Genetically Engineered Tobacco Does Photosynthesis More Efficiently
Genetically Engineered Tobacco Does Photosynthesis More Efficiently
Carolyn Wilke | Jan 4, 2019
The modification beefed up plant biomass by 40 percent in field tests.
Cheese Helped Fuel Early Farmers in Europe
Cheese Helped Fuel Early Farmers in Europe
Shawna Williams | Dec 1, 2018
Scientists have found traces of the dairy product in 7,200-year-old pottery in Croatia.
Just the Sight of Food Gets the Liver Ready for Action
Just the Sight of Food Gets the Liver Ready for Action
Abby Olena | Nov 15, 2018
In mice, seeing and smelling food causes immediate cellular changes that ready the liver to convert incoming amino acids to proteins.
USDA Approves Edible Cotton
USDA Approves Edible Cotton
Jef Akst | Oct 29, 2018
While farmers have the green light to grow the genetically engineered plant, FDA approval is still needed before the seeds are sold as food.
A Landmark Study On BPA Leaves Scientists at Odds
A Landmark Study On BPA Leaves Scientists at Odds
Shawna Williams | Oct 26, 2018
Conceived as a way to resolve differences between government regulators and academics over the chemical’s effects, the CLARITY-BPA collaboration instead highlights divisions.
Deadly Swine Disease Spreads Among Pigs in China
Deadly Swine Disease Spreads Among Pigs in China
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 25, 2018
Tens of thousands of hogs are being slaughtered to stop its spread.