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Saturday, 08 May 2010 00:50

We be Neanderthals

According to an international research project performed over the past four years, about 1 to 4 percent of modern humans have the genome of Neanderthals.


Published in Biology

An analysis of DNA taken from the Altai Mountains in Siberia has revealed that another species of humans may have lived with modern humans (Homo sapiens) and Neanderthals (Homo neanderthalensis) about 40,000 years ago. The ancient hominid member is being informally called X-Woman.


Published in Biology
Friday, 22 January 2010 20:36

Humans can run 65 km/hr (40 mph)!

In a recently authored study on how fast humans could physically run at their maximum, U.S. researchers from Texas and Wyoming have found evidence to show that humans could achieve top running speeds of up to 65 kilometers per hour (40 miles per hour).

Published in Biology
Saturday, 24 October 2009 20:00

Humans may call Karonga home

According to a German-led excavation in the northern part of the African country of Malawi, in a township called Karonga, ancient evidence has been uncovered that may point to that area as to where humans originated.

Published in Biology
An international team of researchers has unearthed the ancient remains of a 4.4 million year old species of hominid that opens up secrets about our past that were unknown to us, at least until now.

Published in Biology
Wednesday, 19 August 2009 17:52

Study: Children learn and improve, chimps don't

According to a study headed by British researchers, human children learn new and improved ways to do various activities, but chimps continue to use the first method they learned for doing something, unable, or unwilling, to learn better ways to do it.

Published in Biology
According to a group of archaeologists who discovered a group of tools and weapons in South Africa, early humans used fire at least 72,000 years ago—over 50,000 years earlier than previously thought—to modify silcrete in order to more easily create tools.

Published in Biology
National Institutes of Health researchers reveal that about one thousand species of bacteria like to call your skin their home. However, on the bright side, most of the bacteria are helpful for a healthy body.

Published in Biology
According to the new book about Charles Darwin ("Darwin's Sacred Cause"), the main reason why he developed the controversial theory that all animals including humans evolved from a common ancestor was because of his hatred with the slavery of one group of humans by another group of humans.

Published in Biology
A historic obedience experiment in human behavior in the 1960s and 1970s has been repeated in the 2000s. It shows that people will inflict pain onto another human being when urged on by an authority figure. Where is our independent thinking? Where is our compassion to our fellow humans? Where exactly?

Published in Biology
U.S.-led research study finds that our large brains were allowed to evolve because over one million years ago the hips of female Homo erectus became wider to allow the fetus’ head to slide through the birth canal during childbirth.

Published in Biology
The STS-126 mission to the International Space Station is preparing to launch on Friday, November 14, 2008 with a Water Recovery System that will recycle every last ounce of water onboard the Station including urine. So, you want to be an astronaut? Have a urine cocktail. Cheers! To your health!

Published in Space
Saturday, 08 November 2008 21:31

The complete book on pee and poo

The Big Necessity is a new book written by British author Rose George that delves into the “now-mentionable” world of human waste. The author states that the toilet adds twenty years to the life of an average human but that about one in three persons in the world do not have access to one.

Published in Biology
Remember the warnings in the 80s about listening to your Walkman at too high a volume, and recent warnings the same was the case with mp3 players and iPods? EU scientists have released new “scientific opinion” that 5-10% of mp3 users risk permanent hearing loss. So, what’s new?

Published in Fuzzy Logic
Friday, 26 September 2008 21:31

Checkmate in Space: The NASA Chess Challenge

A NASA astronaut is challenging all Peoples of the Earth to the first chess match in outer space. Find out how you can help the Earth Team win against the Space Chess Guy.

Published in Space
A hunger-activating hormone was reduced in pigs using a medical procedure originally used to treat varicose veins. If it works in humans, the obesity-control treatment could be a much less invasive surgical procedure than bariatric (weight-loss) surgery.

Published in Health
The Declaration of Istanbul on Organ Trafficking and Transplant Tourism has been signed by professionals from 78 countries in an effort to stop the buying of human organs, such as kidneys, from people so poor that they are forced to sell their own organs.

Published in Biology
Wednesday, 30 July 2008 19:43

Happiness in men and women reverses as they age

A British-American study found that women are happier when they are younger adults and men are happier when they are older adults, with respect to accomplishing goals of family life and personal finances. Could this be a reason why older men like younger women?

Published in Health
Wednesday, 16 July 2008 19:27

Humans walked America 40,000 years ago

An international team of geoarchaeologists have discovered footprints in central Mexico that place the presence of early humans in the Americas further back than previous thought: around 40,000 years ago. The discovery helps to settle a long-standing debate as to when humans first came to the Western Hemisphere.

Published in Biology
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