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November 25 2014

People ate mammoth; Dogs got reindeer


Biogeologists have shown how Gravettian people shared their food 30,000 years ago. Around 30,000 years ago Predmosti was inhabited by people of the pan-European Gravettian culture, who used the bones of more than 1000 mammoths to build their settlement and to ivory sculptures. Did prehistoric people collect this precious raw material from carcasses -- easy to spot on the big cold steppe -- or were they the direct result of hunting for food?

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November 25 2014

Three stunning ancient Greek mosaics unearthed on the Syrian border


Archaeologists have unearthed three stunning mosaics in southern Turkey. The beautifully preserved works have been dated to the ancient Greek city of Zeugma, founded more than 2,000 years ago by one of Alexander the Great’s generals.

Three new mosaics have been excavated by archaeologists in Turkey's southern province of Gaziantep, as part of a seven-year expedition to discover the secrets of Zeugma - an ancient Greek city founded in 300 BC.

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November 25 2014

Ants Regularly Pack Up and Dig New Nests, and Nobody Knows Why


You might think ant colonies dig a set of tunnels and stay in them forever. If so, here’s what you know about ants: Nothing. A new paper published today in PLoS One describes the roving nests of harvester ant colonies in a pine forest on the Florida panhandle.

Entomologists have known for decades that ant colonies frequently move nests. But they have little idea why. A new study makes a valiant effort to solve this mystery. It ultimately comes up short on the question of why ants move, but it makes some interesting discoveries about how they do it.

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November 25 2014

Among chimps, mothers of boys are more outgoing than mothers of girls


When it comes to raising their young, chimpanzee mothers are more socially outgoing and gregarious if they are caring for a boy, as opposed to a girl, according to a new study.

In a paper published Monday in the journal PNAS, researchers concluded that chimpanzee mothers in Gombe National Park in Tanzania were far more likely to spend time with larger groups of chimps if their offspring were male, especially during their offspring's first six months.

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November 25 2014

Children will change behavior that’s rewarded in order to conform


If you know how to do something and people around you start doing it differently, you have two options: stick to what you know, or change to use their strategy. If the new strategy is more efficient than yours, or gets better results, it’s a no-brainer, so you switch. But if it’s exactly as efficient and produces the same results, the decision to switch is based on another factor—conformity.

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November 25 2014

Babies remember nothing but a good time, study says


Researchers performed memory tests with 5-month-old babies, and found that the babies better remembered shapes that were introduced with happy voices and faces. Past studies have shown that babies are very tuned to emotions, including the emotions of animals.


Related: Lost languages leave traces on the brain

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November 25 2014

Bad marriage, broken heart?


Older couples in a bad marriage – particularly female spouses – have a higher risk for heart disease than those in a good marriage, finds the first nationally representative study of its kind.

The findings suggest the need for marriage counseling and programs aimed at promoting marital quality and well-being for couples into their 70s and 80s, said lead investigator Hui Liu, a Michigan State University sociologist.

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November 25 2014

Environmental good deeds give people a 'warm glow'


Doing an environmentally good deed gives you a warm feeling - quite literally.

Psychologists found that when volunteers thought they were helping the environment their perception of temperature changed.

It was as if they were enveloped in a ''warm glow'', said the scientists.

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November 25 2014

Unearthed: Thanks to science, we may see the rebirth of the American chestnut


It was nearly 400 years ago that the Pilgrims sat down with the Wampanoag to share the feast that is immortalized as Thanksgiving. We don’t know the exact menu. According to Kathleen Wall, foodways culinarian at Plimoth Plantation, venison, fowl and corn were documented by attendees, but, beyond that, we can only speculate. I asked if we could speculate about chestnuts.

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November 25 2014

UK 'to lead moon landing' funded by public contributions


A British-led consortium has outlined its plans to land a robotic probe on the Moon in 10 years' time.


Alt: Crowdfunded Moon Mission Is Serious about Science [Video]
Related: Is it OK to leave objects on the Moon?

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November 25 2014

Complex life may be possible in only 10% of all galaxies


The universe may be a lonelier place than previously thought. Of the estimated 100 billion galaxies in the observable universe, only one in 10 can support complex life like that on Earth, a pair of astrophysicists argues. Everywhere else, stellar explosions known as gamma ray bursts would regularly wipe out any life forms more elaborate than microbes. The detonations also kept the universe lifeless for billions of years after the big bang, the researchers say.

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November 25 2014

After The Sun Incinerates Earth, Life Could Evolve On Titan


In about 4 billion years, our sun will become a red giant star, engulfing the inner planets and basking the outer planets in its ebbing heat. When the happens, according to a NASA scientist, Saturn's moon Titan, which resembles a frozen version of Earth billions of years ago, could evolve its own indigenous life.

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November 25 2014

Parallel Worlds Could Explain Wacky Quantum Physics


The idea that an infinite number of parallel worlds could exist alongside our own is hard to wrap the mind around, but a version of this so-called Many Worlds theory could provide an answer to the controversial idea of quantum mechanics and its many different interpretations.

Bill Poirier, a professor of physics at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, proposed a theory that not only assumes parallel worlds exist, but also says their interaction can explain all the quantum mechanics "weirdness" in the observable universe.

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November 25 2014

On the Trail of an Ancient Mystery - Solving the Riddles of an Early Astronomical Calculator


A riddle for the ages may be a small step closer to a solution: Who made the famed Antikythera Mechanism, the astronomical calculator that was raised from an ancient shipwreck near Crete in 1901?

The complex clocklike assembly of bronze gears and display dials predates other known examples of similar technology by more than 1,000 years. It accurately predicted lunar and solar eclipses, as well as solar, lunar and planetary positions.

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November 25 2014

The evolution of Darwin’s Origin: Cambridge releases 12,000 papers online


The origins of Darwin’s theory of evolution – including the pages where he first coins and commits to paper the term ‘natural selection’ – are being made freely available online today in one of the most significant releases of Darwin material in history.

In total, Cambridge Digital Library is releasing more than 12,000 hi-res images.


Related: Decoding the Lost Diary of David Livingstone

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November 25 2014

This Beautiful Glass Dish Proves that Ancient Rome Traded with Japan


Over 1600 years ago, this deep blue glass dish made its way from a Mediterranean workshop, across Central Asia, to its final resting place in a 5th century Japanese grave. The journey may have taken over a century, and gives us a glimpse of what trade was like in the early days of the Silk Road.


Alt: Scientists: Glass dish unearthed in Nara came from Roman Empire

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November 24 2014

Russian tourist 'carved letter K on Colosseum'


A Russian tourist has been arrested for allegedly carving the letter K on a wall of the Colosseum.

The tourist was seen by a guard allegedly carving the “enormous” letter on an interior wall of the ground floor of the famous amphitheatre, Il Giornale reported.


Alt: Tourist fined $30,000 for tagging Colosseum
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