paleolithic, culture, evolution
NYC Lures Universities to Build Science Facility
Megan Scudellari | Jul 21, 2011
The city will provide cheap real estate and up to $100 million for a science and engineering campus.
Neanderthal DNA in Modern Humans
Jef Akst | Jul 19, 2011
Non-African people carry remnants of the Neanderthal X chromosome, suggesting interbreeding with early human ancestors.
New COI Rules at Risk?
Jef Akst | Jul 12, 2011
A watchdog group urges the US government to enact guidelines that would require federally-funded researchers to publically disclose financial interests.
Summer Science, British Style
Jef Akst and Richard P. Grant | Jul 8, 2011
The Royal Society's annual science extravaganza packs some interesting stuff into 5 days of love and research.
Medical Journal Editors Quit
Jef Akst | Jul 7, 2011
Unhappy with management, two editors-in-chief of the Croatian Medical Journal bid the publication goodbye.
Pain-Free Love
Jef Akst | Jul 1, 2011
Love can buffer people from pain by invoking feelings of safety and reassurance.
Repainting Ancient Birds
Megan Scudellari | Jul 1, 2011
Using synchrotron rapid scanning X-ray fluorescence to map the distribution of trace metals in avian fossils over 120 million-year-old, researchers reconstruct the pigment patterns of their feathers—revealing some of the extinct birds' long-lost colors.
Balancing Biases
Jef Akst | Jul 1, 2011
How cognitive prejudices can influence research decisions, and how the pitfalls of human nature can be avoided.
Americans Support Stem Cell Research
Jef Akst | Jul 1, 2011
A new study finds that more than two thirds of Americans approve of the use of stem cells in research aiming to cure serious diseases.
A Scar Nobly Got
Michael Willrich | Jul 1, 2011
The story of the US government’s efforts to stamp out smallpox in the early 20th century offers insights into the science and practice of mass vaccination.