Humans news stories

Africa’s unsung scientists finally get their own journal to spread research
10th April 2018 | | Humans

Scientific African will be the first “mega-journal” in Africa. The first issue is scheduled to be published at the end of the summer.

Gender gap in academic medicine has negative impact, but there are simple solutions
10th April 2018 | | Humans

Interviews with frontline staff uncovered that the gender gap in academic medicine has a negative impact.

An Archaeologist Says Parts of Stonehenge Were There Long Before Any Humans
10th April 2018 | | Ancient, Humans, Tech

If Heel Stone and Stone 16 were already placed, pointing at the solstice Sun, that could have given the site its significance for the people who lived nearby thousands of years ago.

Origin of Mysterious 2,700-Year-Old Gold Treasure Revealed
10th April 2018 | Ancient, Humans

“Some people think that the Carambolo Treasure comes from the East, from the Phoenicians,” says Ana Navarro, the director of the Archaeological Museum of Seville and one of the authors of a recent studyof the treasure published in the Journal of Archaeological Science. “With this work, we know that the gold was taken from mines in Spain.”

Barriers to Scientific Research Are Holding Back Innovation
10th April 2018 | Humans

If 10 million researchers spend an hour per year trying to navigate clunky paywalls and university login pages just to read a few articles, that equates to 10 million hours per year of wasted time that could be better used in conducting research.

David Reich: ‘Neanderthals were perhaps capable of many modern human behaviours’
8th April 2018 | | Ancient, Humans, Tech

In recent years, genome sequencing has changed everything we thought about our origins and how we relate to early human species.

Science Is Getting Closer to Understanding What Goes on Inside The Mind When We Dream
8th April 2018 | | Humans

Here are some common questions answered about the nighttime hallucinations we call dreams.

Two asteroid missions will help shape the economy of the 21st century
8th April 2018 | Humans, Space, Tech

Two separate space missions will help to determine the composition the asteroids and test technology for retrieving their potential riches.

‘Lost city’ discovery: Kansas site sheds new light on Native American history
7th April 2018 | Ancient, Humans

Archaeologists have found incredible evidence of a huge Wichita Indian town in Kansas that was once home to 20,000 people.

Newly Discovered Nazca Lines Predate the Nazca Culture
7th April 2018 | Ancient, Humans, Tech

“This means that it is a tradition of over a thousand years that precedes the famous geoglyphs of the Nasca culture, which opens the door to new hypotheses about its function and meaning.”

Rights of the dead and the living clash when scientists extract DNA from human remains
7th April 2018 | Ancient, Humans

“As an archaeologist, I share the excitement around how technology and techniques to study DNA are leaping ahead. But the “bone rush” to make new genetic discoveries has set off an ethical crisis.”

Six Female Explorers Who Took Adventure Into Their Own Hands
7th April 2018 | Ancient, Humans

These strong, clever women sailed their way around the world, sometimes dressing as men, often continuing their journeys and work even as the men they were traveling with became ill and died.

Exclusive: Massive Ancient Drawings Found in Peruvian Desert
6th April 2018 | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Armed with satellites and drones, archaeologists discover new Nasca lines and dozens of other enigmatic geoglyphs carved into the earth.

Neanderthals cared for each other and survived into old age
6th April 2018 | Ancient, Humans

Neanderthals lived to be fairly old and even had some of the signs of age related illnesses; an adult male Neanderthal survived bone fractures, and when he died, he was buried by members of his group.

Greco-Roman Temple Unearthed in Egypt
6th April 2018 | Ancient, Humans

A sculpture of a man’s head and two limestone lion statues were among the artifacts uncovered at the archaeological site.

Discovery of 115,000-year-old bone tools in China
5th April 2018 | Ancient, Humans, Tech

An analysis of 115,000-year-old bone tools discovered in China suggests that the toolmaking techniques mastered by prehistoric humans there were more sophisticated than previously thought.

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