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Men vs. Women: Spatial ability differences due to nurture?

... Khasi are a matrilineal society - where women inherit and own the land - the Karbi are a patrilineal society - where men inherit and own the land. In the study of spatial ability, 1,600 ... abilities, such as playing sport." In regards to our own society, women make up 50% of the population, but ...

Tooth plaque reveals what Neanderthals ate

... the evolution of modern human diets and how our own bacterial components have evolved. Remains from two ... dental calculus, a technique that has only come into its own in recent years, 30 years after dental calculus was first ... history opens a window into the evolution of our own microbiomes and health. “To be able to track the ...

Cox's Stack, a chimney from the former Camperdown works jute mill. The chimney takes its name from jute baron James Cox who later became Lord Provost of the city

The Anthropocene

... refer back to the current geological epoch, but also for own understanding of our place in Earth's history. DIANA:So ... if geologists exist in the future, and look back at our own time period, they will say that the 'Anthropocene' ... refer back to the current geological epoch, but also for own understanding of our place in Earth’s history. The ...

David and Goliath, 1888, Osmar Schindler (1869-1927)

Overconfidence is the human norm

... have evolved to develop an over-inflated sense of our own abilities, which ultimately helps us to survive against ... have evolved to develop an over-inflated sense of our own abilities, scientists have discovered. This bullish ...

 The figure shows the underside (ventral view) of a semi-transparent human brain, with the front of the brain at the top. The red blobs show the approximate location of the en:amygdala in the en:temporal lobes of the human brain. Note: the amygdala is...

How our brains adapt to dishonesty

... game, where they could repeatedly choose to lie for their own benefit. The study, published in Nature Neuroscience this ... lied the most when it was beneficial to lie for your own benefit and someone else. [...] And they did not lie at ...

Dinaledi skeletal specimens - from eLife DOI: 10.7554/eLife.09560.003

Human ancestors that buried their dead

... they had heads and brains about one third the size of our own, their shoulders were adapted for climbing and the pelvis ... The teeth of H. naledi are similar in size to our own, although they are still different in overall shape, ...

Walking

Paralysed man can walk again

... which had the capacity to control the patient's own muscles, allowing him to voluntarily control his own lower limbs for the first time in many years. A man ...

Homo erectus making fire for warmth and cooking

Did smoke cause tuberculosis to emerge?

... only natural hosts of TB and although animals have their own strains of the disease, genetic tests have shown that ...

Tokyo megacity

It's Alive: Urban Areas are Organisms Too

... urban environments as living, breathing entities of their own. And at the American Chemical Society meeting this week ...

Friends

Friendly Genes

... list is a powerful and hitherto unrecognised force - your own DNA: you are much more likely to form lasting alliances ...

British newspapers

Calling all junior Newshounds!

... story for the charity's podcast (presented by our very own Dr Kat).  Second and third prizes are great science ...

Recently discovered hominid species shared the landscape with modern humans and neanderthals. Neanderthal skull featured.

Oldest Homo genome revealed

... pit, are from the genus Homo, and are much older than our own species, Homo sapiens. Using just two grams of powdered ...

Reconstruction of an Australopithecus afarensis

Human ancestors used tools over 3 million years ago

... only creatures belonging to the genus Homo , such as our own species, Homo sapiens , used tools. But if this evidence ...

Mammoth tusk on Wrangel Island

Life for bachelor mammoths was the pits!

... structure, with adult males leaving the herd to find their own way, only to blunder into a natural trap. Like elephants, ...

Desert footprints

Climate predicts religious beliefs

... the social glue hypothesis came to Carlos Botero in his own way. He was working at the National Evolutionary ...

"The Blue Marble" is a famous photograph of the Earth taken on December 7, 1972, by the crew of the Apollo 17 spacecraft en route to the Moon at a distance of about 29,000 kilometres (18,000 mi). It shows Africa, Antarctica, and the Arabian Peninsula.

Can we feed the world in 2050?

... the case in all countries, and not even the case in our own country sometimes. We have to remember that 1 billion ...

Galápagos Giant Tortoise

Giant tortoises not gone yet

... wowed him, but the fact each island seemed to have its own species of tortoise - the isolation of the islands meant ...

Empathy speeds up learning

... of Oxford. In the study, participants first rated their own empathy levels using a standard questionnaire. Then they ...

Skull of newly discovered gibbon, Junzi imperialis.

New species of extinct gibbon discovered in Chinese tomb

... marking out the creature as a new species, sitting in its own genus. "What it is, is distinctly different. Most of the ...

Tracing our Neanderthal ancestors

... and Siberia. Comparing DNA from Neanderthal bones with our own tells us that around 2 per cent of the genomes of people ...

Homo erectus, or Homo cordon-bleuensis?

... erectus, we see similarly shrunken molar teeth like our own beginning to appear and being carried into Neanderthals ...

Flintstone knife from the Czech Republic

Iron age man could multitask

... ancient glues, Wadley and the team set about making their own Stone Age weapons using a range of natural ingredients ...

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Pre-Clovis Site in Texas

... Clovis material to be a distinctive technology in their own right. DIANA - But how were they able to date the site? ...

A bowl of Cornflakes

Cornflakes for boys

... big strapping healthy males are best at producing their own offspring. But when resources are limited, and mothers ...

Beer bottles

Beer before wine and you’ll be fine?

... the participants a second time, each acted as their own control and the researchers could say whether or not a ...