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Male monkeys ride fathers’ reputation to success


July 11th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 11 (IANS) If you're born to a father who's a strong and enduring community leader, you're far more likely to become a leader yourself due to a range ... Read more...

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Indian, Vietnamese immigrants ‘Americanised’ but don’t lose own identity


December 7th, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 7 (IANS) Indian and Vietnamese immigrants become "Americanised" over time through social activities, but still retain their identities, say researchers after studying the two communities in Texas. Typically, ... Read more...

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Blame backbone fractures on evolution, not osteoporosis


October 20th, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) People blame osteoporosis for backbone fractures but the real villian is likely to be the spine or vertebrae, which evolved to absorb the pounding of upright ... Read more...

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“Nutcracker Man” dined on grasses, not nuts one million years ago!


May 3rd, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): According to a new study, Paranthropus boisei, an ancient human relative that was nicknamed "Nutcracker Man" because of its powerful jaws and large, flat teeth ate grass and ... Read more...

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Hangovers ‘only get worse with age’


March 18th, 2011 - 12:00 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Mar 18 (ANI): Hangovers actually get worse as we get older, according to an expert.Jim Schaefer, an alcohol metabolism expert and anthropology professor at Union College in upstate Schenectady, told ... Read more...

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Divers trying to uncover mysteries of sacred Maya pools


July 23rd, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23 (ANI): A team of divers mapping some of the 25 freshwater pools of Cara Blanca, Belize, has found fossilized animal remains, bits of pottery and - in the largest ... Read more...

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Kent State Dedicates May 4th Tour To Commemorate The Shootings On The Same Day 40 Years Back


May 4th, 2010 - 6:28 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 4, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): A formal procedure of ribbon cutting was organized on Monday to observe two chief landmarks linked to the May 4, 1970 campus shootings that liquidated ... Read more...

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Punishment drives cooperation in large groups


May 1st, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 1 (ANI): Coordinated punishment leads to increased cooperation in large groups, suggests a new American research.The study, conducted by UCLA anthropology professor Robert Boyd and his colleagues from the ... Read more...

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Maya commoners recorded history by burying relatives under homes


April 21st, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 21 (ANI): Illiterate Maya people had a novel way of recording their histories - they buried family items and even relatives under their homes.Excavations of Maya homes in central Belize ... Read more...

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Supervolcano eruption in Sumatra deforested India 73,000 years ago


November 24th, 2009 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 24 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have come across what they call "incontrovertible evidence" that the volcanic super-eruption of Toba on the island of Sumatra about 73,000 years ago ... Read more...

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“Silver spoon” effect found in world’s most ancient economies


October 30th, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 30 (ANI): An international study as determined that the so-called "silver spoon" effect - in which wealth is passed down from one generation to another - is well established in ... Read more...

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Early hominids first walked on two legs in woods, not on open grasslands


October 9th, 2009 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 9 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have determined that early hominids first walked on two legs in the woods, not on the open, grassy savanna.University of Illinois anthropology professor ... Read more...

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Early humans shared meat differently 300,000 years ago


August 14th, 2009 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 14 (ANI): A University of Arizona (UA) anthropologist has discovered that humans living at a Paleolithic cave site in central Israel between 400,000 and 250,000 years ago were as successful ... Read more...

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Humans first ate fish 40,000 years ago


July 7th, 2009 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 7 (IANS) Freshwater fish remains a staple in many regions of the world, but it remains unclear when it became a year-round diet for early humans. A new study led ... Read more...

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Mysterious disappearance of explorer Everett Ruess solved after 75 years


May 1st, 2009 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 1 (ANI): Scientists have solved the mysterious disappearance of Everett Ruess, a 20-year-old artist, writer and footloose explorer who wandered the Southwest in the early 1930s.The short, compelling life ... Read more...

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13,000 yr old Clovis-era tool cache shows evidence of camel, horse butchering


February 26th, 2009 - 7:19 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): A biochemical analysis of a rare Clovis-era stone tool cache recently unearthed in the city limits of Boulder, Colorado, in US, indicates some of the implements were used ... Read more...

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Hobbit may represent an entirely new species


December 18th, 2008 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): A team of anthropologists has claimed to have solved the hobbit mystery, by concluding that fossilized skeletons resembling a mythical hobbit creature represent an entirely new species ... Read more...

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‘Hobbits’ were different from us, after all


December 18th, 2008 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 18 (IANS) Anthropologists are on the verge of solving one of the greatest mysteries in recent history - that fossilised skeletons resembling a mythical "hobbit" creature represent an entirely new ... Read more...

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Satellite maps identify over 100 ancient Egyptian sites


November 26th, 2007 - 2:44 pm ICT by admin
London, Nov 26 (ANI): Anthropologists have identified over 100 previously unknown ancient sites in Egypt using satellite images from their laboratory in Birmingham, UK. Operating from a computer lab on Birmingham's Southside, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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