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How Can We Fix the Lack of Diversity in Geosciences?
25th April 2018 | Humans

Students who show up in geosciences classes see a clear lack of role models in the faculty.

Does Marijuana Make You Forget to Remember?
25th April 2018 | | Humans

A new study finds that heavy marijuana users are just as good as everybody else at remembering tasks they need to do in the future.

Gender inequality is ‘drowning out’ the voices of women scientists
24th April 2018 | | Humans

A researcher is calling for the voices of women to be given a fairer platform at a leading scientific conference.

Ancient Amazonians lived sustainably – and this matters for conservation today
24th April 2018 | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth, Humans

Studies show that traditional uses of the landscape should be valued highly, and that Amazonian communities can support themselves without extensive deforestation.

Gene linked to breastfeeding may have boosted survival of earliest Americans
24th April 2018 | | Ancient, Humans

Native Americans and Asians carry a version of the gene that is linked to thicker hair shafts, more sweat glands, and shovel-shaped incisors.

As marijuana goes mainstream, what’s happening to the way we talk about weed?
23rd April 2018 | Ancient, Earth, Humans

As a once-illicit drug becomes folded into the mainstream, so does the language used to describe it.

Human-like walking mechanics evolved before the genus Homo
23rd April 2018 | | Ancient, Humans

A study of 3.6 million year old hominin footprints discovered in Tanzania suggests our ancestors evolved the trait of extended leg, human-like bipedalism much earlier than previously thought.

Dalai Lama says include ancient Indian traditions in education system
23rd April 2018 | | Ancient, Humans

The greatness of the Indian civilisation is its spiritual brotherhood and harmony, he said, adding that it has produced the greatest philosophical thinkers and preachers who gave rise to Nalanda Buddhism.

Holey cow! Evidence of Stone Age veterinary ‘surgery’
21st April 2018 | | Ancient, Animal Life, Humans, Tech

A hole in the skull of a Stone Age cow was likely made by humans about 5,000 years ago, probably by a veterinarian or trainee surgeon.

4,500 Newly Discovered Fragments Help Piece Together Massive Psamtik I Statue
21st April 2018 | | Ancient, Humans

Researchers at a Egyptian-German excavation have puzzled together new information about the statue after discovering 4,500 more of its fragments.

Going, going, gone. Soon the largest creature on Earth will be a cow
20th April 2018 | Animal Life, Humans

Modelling finds that in a human world, big animals run the greatest risk of extinction.

Unprecedented wave of large-mammal extinctions linked to prehistoric humans
20th April 2018 | | Ancient, Animal Life, Humans

Humans may have begun hunting large mammal species down to size — by way of extinction — at least 90,000 years earlier than previously thought.

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