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When did humans first learn to count?

Peter Schumer, Middlebury College The history of math is murky, predating any written records. When did humans first grasp the basic concept of a number?...

Rights of the dead and the living clash when scientists extract...

Chip Colwell, University of Colorado Denver The remains of a 6-inch long mummy from Chile are not those of a space alien, according to recently...

How people talk now holds clues about human migration centuries ago

Nicole Creanza, Vanderbilt University and André Ché Sherriah, University of the West Indies, Mona Campus Often, you can tell where someone grew up by the...

Fossil jawbone from Israel is the oldest modern human found outside...

Rolf Quam, Binghamton University, State University of New York New fossil finds over the past few years have been forcing anthropologists to reexamine our evolutionary...

Diapers, potties and split pants: Understanding toilet training around the world...

Alma Gottlieb, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Are two-year-olds too young to start toilet training? For many children, yes. Especially boys. At least, that’s what American...

Scientists join forces to save Puerto Rico’s ‘Monkey Island’

Alexandra Rosati, University of Michigan “00O made it!” There was some news to celebrate on Sept. 28 in the email chain of scientists who work...

Brain-imaging modern people making Stone Age tools hints at evolution of...

Shelby Putt, Indiana University How did humans get to be so smart, and when did this happen? To untangle this question, we need...

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Comparison of National Gallery to Disneyland touches a nerve

Comparison of National Gallery to Disneyland touches a nerve Jenny Kidd, Cardiff University Staff at the National Gallery are on indefinite strike in a dispute about...