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30 min ago | Daily Kos

Street Prophets Wednesday: Favorite Breakfast Food?

Welcome to the Wednesday Coffee Hour here at Street Prophets. This is an open thread where we can talk about what's going on in our worlds.


Related Topix: Science, US News, Liberal Political News

4 hrs ago | How Stuff Works

Ancient Stones Hint at How Humans Migrated Out of Africa

To put a human face on our ancestors, scientists from the Senckenberg Research Institute used sophisticated methods to form 27 model heads based on tiny bone fragments, teeth and skulls collected from across the globe.


Related Topix: World News, Germany, Science

8 hrs ago | Science

Human altruism traces back to the origins of humanity

Humans are generally highly cooperative and often impressively altruistic, quicker than any other animal species to help out strangers in need.


Related Topix: Science, Davis, CA, UC Davis

12 hrs ago | Medical News Today

Study of brain scans explains why children grow slowly and childhood lasts so long

A five-year old's brain is an energy monster. It uses twice as much glucose as that of a full-grown adult, a new study led by Northwestern University anthropologists has found.


Related Topix: Northwestern University, Science, Medicine

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Take a walk on the bottom of a former lake

The now-dry bed of Lake Aldwell - no longer a bare moonscape as trees, grasses and other native plants sewn by both nature and man take hold - is waiting to be explored.


Related Topix: Olympic National Park, US National Parks, Archaeology, Geology, Science

Oxford Mail

It's time to pop in and make the most of your university

DO you want to know about the 'Black Death', whether maths can cure diseases, or how to write a good essay? Oxford University is offering classes on these topics and hundreds more, and we are throwing the doors open to all those interested.


Related Topix: Archaeology, Science

The Washington Post

2 new Maya civilization centers studied in Mexico

Archaeologists in Mexico have found an ancient Maya city in the state of Campeche and rediscovered another forest-covered site that first was stumbled upon in the 1970s.


Related Topix: Archaeology, Science, World News

Medical News Today

Neanderthals and modern humans co-existed for thousands of years

An international study led by the University of Oxford in the UK that for the first time maps a robust timeline for the disappearance of Neanderthals, finds that contrary to popular belief, they overlapped with modern humans for up to 5,400 years, giving ample time for cultures and genes to mix.


Related Topix: Archaeology, Science, Health

Broward-Palm Beach

Two Long-Lost Maps Spark a Quest to Find Forgotten Pyramids in the Florida Swamps

Upstairs at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, past smiling employees at the front desk and cubicles full of researchers and staffers, lies a secluded room behind a password-protected door.


Related Topix: Archaeology, Science


Ancient Armenian City Reveals New Secrets

Turkish archaeologists have recently published discoveries made underneath the ancient Armenian capital city of Ani.


Related Topix: Turkey, Middle East, World News, Archaeology, Science

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

Utah's famous Canyonlands rock art unexpectedly recent

A study by Utah State University scientists could shed new light on the ancient culture or cultures that created the haunting rock art known as the Barrier Canyon Style.


Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, Utah State University, Canyonlands National Park, US National Parks, Science, Salt Lake City, UT

WDRB-TV Louisville

Former payroll manager of Shelby Co. Public Schools accused of stealing from district

Apple says a very small percentage of iPhone 5s may suddenly experience shorter battery life or need to be charged more often.


Related Topix: Archaeology, Science, Louisville, KY, Shelby County, KY


Boy stumbles upon an ancient arrowhead

Ten-year-old Noah Cordle kicked off his summer vacation by dipping his toes into the Atlantic Ocean, only to make an ancient discovery when a sharp object hit his foot.

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Related Topix: Archaeology, Science

Inside Bay Area

Brooks on Beer: The ancient origins of beer -- and straws

Our earliest relatives, back in the Paleolithic period, were hunters and gatherers.


Related Topix: Beer, Drink, Agriculture, Science, Archaeology, Life, Food, Bread, Baked Goods

Greek archaeologists enter large underground tomb

Archaeologists excavating an ancient tomb under a massive burial mound in northern Greece have entered the underground structure, which appears to have been looted in antiquity.

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Sofia News Agency

Medieval Tavern Ruins Unearthed Near Bulgaria's Turgovishte

Bulgarian archaeologist Nikolai Ovcharov and his team unearthed the ruins of a medieval tavern in the town of Misioni , near the town of Turgovishte in north eastern Bulgaria.


Related Topix: Archaeology, Science, Bulgaria, World News,

Washington Times

Natural history museum scientists to ID rocks

The event is sponsored by the East Tennessee State University and General Shale Natural History Museum and Visitor Center at the Gray Fossil Site.


Related Topix: East Tennessee State University, Science, Paleontology, Archaeology

Essexcounty Standard

Archaeology fund being wasted on grass cutting, critics claim

A fund of A 500,000 to develop an archaeological park in Colchester is being squandered on grass cutting and maintenance, it has been claimed.


Related Topix: Archaeology, Science

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Eastern Daily Press

Archaeologists dig up Norfolk gardens to shed new light on Roman town

Teams of volunteers digging around the modern village of Caistor St Edmund, near Norwich close to the Roman town of Venta Icenorum to understand the extent of the settlement.


Related Topix: Archaeology, Science

Farmington Daily Times

Uncovering a village

In the final episode of Time Team America's second season, archaeologists and scientists join forces with host Justine Shapiro to investigate the Dillard site at Crow Canyon Archaeological Center in Cortez, Colo.


Related Topix: Archaeology, Science, Cortez, CO, Pueblo, CO, Dolores, CO


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