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  • January 17, 2008
  • 01:00 AM
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Remnants of some ancient tribal idiom: deciphering the oldest Siwu to appear in print

by Mark D. in The Ideophone

Remnants of some ancient tribal idiom: deciphering the oldest Siwu to appear in print... Read more »

Rudolf Plehn. (1898) Beiträge zur Völkerkunde des Togo-Gebietes. Mittheilungen des Seminars für Orientalische Sprachen, 2(part III).

  • December 30, 2007
  • 12:24 AM
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Identifying Hatched Turkey Eggs at Archaeological Sites

by Kris Hirst in Archaeology @ About.com

The history of the domestication of turkeys is one of those great questions in archaeological science.




While archaeologists are certain Meleagris spp was domesticated in North America probably at least...... Read more »

  • November 23, 2007
  • 12:39 PM
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New Dating Technique Tested at Lene Hara Cave

by Kris Hirst in Archaeology @ About.com

An international team lead by Sue O'Connor of the Australian National University and reported in a recent article in the Journal of Archaeological Science have developed a new rock art...... Read more »

Maxime Aubert, Sue O'Connor, Malcolm McCulloch, Graham Mortimer, Alan Watchman, & Marc Richer-LaFleche. (2007) Uranium-series dating rock art in East Timor. Journal of Archaeological Science, 991-996. DOI: 10.1016/j.jas.2006.09.017  

  • September 21, 2007
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Homo floresiensis – Human or Not?

by Kris in Ge·knit·ics

There’s a retelling of old fable called The Seven Blind Mice, which I’ve enjoyed reading to my kids over the years. In the story, seven blind mice encounter an object and try to determine what it is. One thinks it’s a pillar, another a fan, one a snake, and one a rope. The last mouse [...]... Read more »

Tocheri, M., Orr, C., Larson, S., Sutikna, T., Jatmiko, ., Saptomo, E., Due, R., Djubiantono, T., Morwood, M., & Jungers, W. (2007) The Primitive Wrist of Homo floresiensis and Its Implications for Hominin Evolution. Science, 317(5845), 1743-1745. DOI: 10.1126/science.1147143  

  • September 20, 2007
  • 06:02 PM
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Phylogeography of the Human X Chromosome

by Kris in Ge·knit·ics

Catching up on some reading from this summer, I ran across an article by Santos-Lopes et al. from PLoS ONE. A Worldwide Phylogeography for the Human X Chromosome attempts to analyze the phylogenetic distribution of X chromosome haplotypes. Recall that in humans, females have two X chromosomes, while males have one X and one Y. [...]... Read more »

Santos-Lopes SS, Pereira RW, Wilson IJ, & Pena SD. (2007) A worldwide phylogeography for the human X chromosome. PloS one, 2(6). PMID: 17593958  

  • November 30, -1
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Kein Kanal, sondern eine Kette schiffbarer Becken - neue Studien zur Fossa Carolina

by R. Schreg in Archaeologik

Geoarchaeology at the fossa Carolina... Read more »

Eva Leitholdt, Christoph Zielhofer, Stefanie Berg-Hobohm, Katharina Schnabl, Britta Kopecky-Hermanns, Jens Bussmann, Joachim W. Härtling, Klaus Reicherter, & Katrin Unger. (2012) Fossa Carolina: The First Attempt to Bridge the Central European Watershed—A Review, New Findings, and Geoarchaeological Challenges. Geoarchaeology, 88-104. info:/

  • November 30, -1
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The Fragile Monument of Hominin Diet

by Matt Sponheimer in Originus

Hominin Diet... Read more »

  • November 30, -1
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A. sediba ate like a giraffe

by W. Andrew Barr in W. Andrew Barr's Paleoecology Blog

Discussion of a new study revealing surprising details about the diet of recently described hominin, Australopithecus sediba... Read more »

  • November 30, -1
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Copyright vs Medicine: If this topic isn’t covered in your newspaper this weekend, get a new newspaper

by Neurobonkers in Neurobonkers

After thirty years of silence, authors of a standard clinical psychiatric bedside test have issued take down orders of new medical research. Doctors who use copies of the bedside test which will have been printed in some of their oldest medical textbooks are liable to be sued for up to $150,000.... Read more »

Newman, J., & Feldman, R. (2011) Copyright and Open Access at the Bedside. New England Journal of Medicine, 365(26), 2447-2449. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp1110652  

  • November 30, -1
  • 12:00 AM
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Is this journal for real?

by Neurobonkers in Neurobonkers

This year 134 suspect new journals have appeared from the abyss, all published by the same clandestine company “Scientific & Academic Publishing, USA“... Read more »

Morrison, Heather. (2012) Scholarly Communication in Crisis. Freedom for scholarship in the internet age. Simon Fraser University School of Communication. info:/

  • November 30, -1
  • 12:00 AM
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Evolution of "Natural" Sleep

by Cris Campbell in Originus

If you slept well last night and do so regularly, chances are you don’t give sleep much thought. It happens, is pleasurable, and you are refreshed. If you didn’t sleep well last night and do so irregularly, chances are you have given sleep a great deal of thought. It doesn’t happen, isn’t pleasurable, and you are fatigued.... Read more »

  • November 30, -1
  • 12:00 AM
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Fossil ears and ancient primate locomotion

by W. Andrew Barr in W. Andrew Barr's Paleoecology Blog

Discussion of a recent study on anthropoid primate locomotion as indicated by the semi-circular canal. ... Read more »

  • November 30, -1
  • 12:00 AM
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Early Human Diet Went Grassy, Early

by Andrew Porterfield in United Academics

A series of studies from the University of Utah found that our ancestors expanded their culinary tastes to grasses and grains, as much as 3.5 million years ago.... Read more »

Cerling TE, Manthi FK, Mbua EN, Leakey LN, Leakey MG, Leakey RE, Brown FH, Grine FE, Hart JA, Kaleme P.... (2013) Stable isotope-based diet reconstructions of Turkana Basin hominins. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. PMID: 23733966  

Wynn JG, Sponheimer M, Kimbel WH, Alemseged Z, Reed K, Bedaso ZK, & Wilson JN. (2013) Diet of Australopithecus afarensis from the Pliocene Hadar Formation, Ethiopia. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. PMID: 23733965  

Sponheimer M, Alemseged Z, Cerling TE, Grine FE, Kimbel WH, Leakey MG, Lee-Thorp JA, Manthi FK, Reed KE, Wood BA.... (2013) Isotopic evidence of early hominin diets. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. PMID: 23733964  

  • November 30, -1
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Heroin’s Anthrax Problem

by Rebecca Kreston in BODY HORRORS

Anthrax is a deadly disease with high rates of morbidity and mortality. Because it is, thankfully, also quite rare, it is relatively easy to track its whereabouts and going-ons when an outbreak occurs. Typically, outbreaks of anthrax have been traced to groups of people involved in high-risk activities involving grazing animals and their byproducts: anthrax favors shepherds, butchers, wool-sorters, leather workers, and even the odd drum-playing hippies. In 2009, however, an outbreak upended this........ Read more »

  • November 30, -1
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2014: The Year in Science

by Viputheshwar Sitaraman in Draw Science

The year in review: innovative discoveries and progress in all different fields of science. [Infographic]... Read more »

Qiu, X., Wong, G., Audet, J., Bello, A., Fernando, L., Alimonti, J., Fausther-Bovendo, H., Wei, H., Aviles, J., Hiatt, E.... (2014) Reversion of advanced Ebola virus disease in nonhuman primates with ZMapp. Nature, 514(7520), 47-53. DOI: 10.1038/nature13777  

Obokata, H., Wakayama, T., Sasai, Y., Kojima, K., Vacanti, M., Niwa, H., Yamato, M., & Vacanti, C. (2014) Stimulus-triggered fate conversion of somatic cells into pluripotency. Nature, 505(7485), 641-647. DOI: 10.1038/nature12968  

Quintana, E., Barclay, T., Raymond, S., Rowe, J., Bolmont, E., Caldwell, D., Howell, S., Kane, S., Huber, D., Crepp, J.... (2014) An Earth-Sized Planet in the Habitable Zone of a Cool Star. Science, 344(6181), 277-280. DOI: 10.1126/science.1249403  

A.K. Geim, & K. S. Novoselov. (2010) The rise and rise of graphene. Nature Nanotechnology, 5(11), 755-755. DOI: 10.1038/nnano.2010.224  

  • November 30, -1
  • 12:00 AM
  • 1,240 views

2014: The Year in Science

by Viputheshwar Sitaraman in Draw Science

The year in review: innovative discoveries and progress in all different fields of science. [Infographic]... Read more »

Qiu, X., Wong, G., Audet, J., Bello, A., Fernando, L., Alimonti, J., Fausther-Bovendo, H., Wei, H., Aviles, J., Hiatt, E.... (2014) Reversion of advanced Ebola virus disease in nonhuman primates with ZMapp. Nature, 514(7520), 47-53. DOI: 10.1038/nature13777  

Obokata, H., Wakayama, T., Sasai, Y., Kojima, K., Vacanti, M., Niwa, H., Yamato, M., & Vacanti, C. (2014) Stimulus-triggered fate conversion of somatic cells into pluripotency. Nature, 505(7485), 641-647. DOI: 10.1038/nature12968  

Quintana, E., Barclay, T., Raymond, S., Rowe, J., Bolmont, E., Caldwell, D., Howell, S., Kane, S., Huber, D., Crepp, J.... (2014) An Earth-Sized Planet in the Habitable Zone of a Cool Star. Science, 344(6181), 277-280. DOI: 10.1126/science.1249403  

A.K. Geim, & K. S. Novoselov. (2010) The rise and rise of graphene. Nature Nanotechnology, 5(11), 755-755. DOI: 10.1038/nnano.2010.224  

  • November 30, -1
  • 12:00 AM
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Caries

by JB in Bone Broke

One of the little known benefits of studying ancient human teeth is that during my weeks or months of analyzing skeletal remains, I suddenly become EXTREMELY CONCERNED about my own dental health. Brushing twice daily, flossing, gargling with mouth wash, you name it – for the entire duration of data collection, I am a dentist’s dream. Once I’m out of the field these tactics drop off precipitously, and my abiding love of Coke Zero, or anything containing sugar quickly works to ba........ Read more »

Goodman, Alan H., George J. Armelagos, and Jerome C. Rose. (1980) Enamel Hypoplasias as Indicators of Stress in Three Prehistoric Populations from the Lower Illinois River Valley. Human Biology, 52(3), 515-528. info:/

  • November 30, -1
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Population Differences in Androgens Fail to Support Differential-K Theory

by Scott McGreal in Eye on Psych

A recent paper attempts to test predictions of Differential-K Theory about race differences using data on population differences in androgens.Close examination of this data shows that the predictions fail.... Read more »

Dutton, E., van der Linden, D., & Lynn, R. (2016) Population differences in androgen levels: A test of the Differential K theory. Personality and Individual Differences, 289-295. info:/

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