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March 31, 2015

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8:45 PM | The rapid rise of human language
Human language likely developed quite rapidly into a sophisticated system, a linguist contends. Instead of mumbles and grunts, people deployed syntax and structures resembling the ones we use today, this […]
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8:16 PM | Slave trade and colonization: Complex genetic ancestry of Americans uncovered
By comparing the genes of current-day North and South Americans with African and European populations, a study has found the genetic fingerprints of the slave trade and colonization that shaped […]

March 28, 2015

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12:00 PM | What You Missed Last Week in Science (March 23-27)
Did you miss these stories from this week? Here's your chance to catch up before the weekend hits. Continue reading →

March 27, 2015

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3:45 PM | 10 Food Tricks That Fool Our Perception
People can be easily fooled by food, as these 10 tricks show.

March 25, 2015

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2:16 PM | OYM70: Hyperaroused with Allison Brager
  If you will be in Montreal on April 17th and are interested in NeuroEthics, check out this conference!  OYM will be there alongside some impressive young neuroethicists, and registration is free! We’re elated to welcome Allison Brager (@beastlyvaulter) – post doc, blogger, cross fit athlete and book author extraordinaire – to the guest mic ...read more The post OYM70: Hyperaroused with Allison Brager appeared first on On Your Mind Podcast.

March 24, 2015

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9:00 PM | Our Brains See Words as Pictures
Brain scans reveal how our neurons respond to words we've been trained to recognize -- as whole entities. Continue reading →
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9:00 PM | Our Brains See Words as Pictures
Brain scans reveal how our neurons respond to words we've been trained to recognize -- as whole entities. Continue reading →

March 22, 2015

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3:43 PM | Ebola Resurfaces in Sierra Leone; 3-Day Lockdown Ordered
Ebola struck the wife of a recovered Sierra Leone man as the country was poised to declare itself Ebola free. Continue reading →

March 20, 2015

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3:29 PM | Herbal Supplement Safety Crackdown Underway
Attorneys General from several states have launched a crackdown on unregulated herbal supplements.

March 18, 2015

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11:00 AM | Review: Marina & The Diamonds | FROOT
Marina & The Diamonds FROOT [Warner Music] Review ratings are a funny thing. They are of course meant to be a rough guide, something for the reader who doesn’t have time to skim past and go “okay, that’s good, I’ll get it” or “no, it’s terrible, I won’t”. However, they are also heavily prone to [...] The post Review: Marina & The Diamonds | FROOT appeared first on HeadStuff.

March 15, 2015

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4:39 PM | Humans adapted to living in rainforests much sooner than thought
An international research team has shed new light on the diet of some of the earliest recorded humans in Sri Lanka. The researchers analyzed the carbon and oxygen isotopes in […]
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4:35 PM | Epoch-defining study pinpoints when humans came to dominate planet Earth
The human-dominated geological epoch known as the Anthropocene probably began around the year 1610, with an unusual drop in atmospheric carbon dioxide and the irreversible exchange of species between the […]

March 12, 2015

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10:32 PM | Mysterious Voice Heard From Accident
Rescuers who saved a 'miracle baby' claim they heard a mysterious voice from the accident. Continue reading →
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4:53 PM | Teen Forced Into Chemotherapy Now in Remission
A Connecticut teenager forced by the Supreme Court to accept cancer treatments is in remission. Continue reading →
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1:15 PM | New Procedure May Turn Brown Eyes Blue
There have been no adverse effects in the 37 people who have had one eye treated in trials, but it's too early to know what long-term effects the procedure could have.

March 11, 2015

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6:00 PM | Neanderthal Claw Necklace (or Bracelet) Found
Some 80,000 years before our species arrived in Europe, Neanderthals there were making eye-catching jewelry.

March 10, 2015

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11:29 AM | Amid chaos of Libya, newly unearthed fossils give clues to our own evolution
A discovery of mammal fossils uncovered in the Zallah Oasis in the Sirt Basin of central Libya date back to the early Oligocene, between about 30 and 31 million years […]
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11:25 AM | Ancient fossils reveal diversity in the body structure of human ancestors
Recently released research on human evolution has revealed that species of early human ancestors had significant differences in facial features. Now, scientists have found that these early human species also […]
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11:22 AM | Are you a descendant of Genghis Khan? Millions of modern men descendants of 11 Asian dynastic leaders
Geneticists from the University of Leicester have discovered that millions of modern Asian men are descended from 11 powerful dynastic leaders who lived up to 4,000 years ago — including […]

March 06, 2015

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12:01 PM | Early Homo at 2.8 Ma from Ledi-Geraru, Afar, Ethiopia
Our understanding of the origin of the genus Homo has been hampered by a limited fossil record in eastern Africa between 2.0 and 3.0 million years ago (Ma). Here we […]

March 05, 2015

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3:47 PM | LD 350-1: Oldest Known Fossil of Genus Homo Found
In two papers published in the journal Science, an international team of anthropologists reported the discovery of a partial hominin jaw with teeth from the Ledi-Geraru area, the Afar region of Ethiopia, that establishes the presence of our human genus at 2.8 – 2.75 million years ago. Labeled LD 350-1, the fossil – the left [...]
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1:54 PM | Jimmy Kimmel Taps Doctors to Mock Anti-Vaccine Deniers
ABC talk show host Jimmy Kimmel recently reminded his audience about the importance of vaccination. Continue reading →
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1:30 PM | World's Oldest Person Misao Okawa Turns 117
She's a mother of three, grandmother of four and great-grandmother of six.

March 04, 2015

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6:00 PM | Humans Emerged Much Earlier Than Thought
The very first human dates to at least 2.3 million years ago, a new study concludes, suggesting that the origins of our genus could go back 3 million years ago.
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6:00 PM | Remains of First Known Human Found in Ethiopia
Newly unearthed remains push back the origin of our genus by an incredible 400,000 years.
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2:20 PM | Why Conformity Is So Hard to Resist
Breaking the stranglehold of conformity only takes a few outliers.

March 03, 2015

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7:00 PM | Adults Only Really Catch Flu About Twice a Decade
Think you have the flu? If you're over 30, chances are you don't.
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5:24 PM | A gene for brain size makes the difference in humans
About 99 percent of human genes are shared with chimpanzees. Only the small remainder sets us apart. However, we have one important difference: The brain of humans is three times […]

March 02, 2015

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10:30 PM | Albino Toddler in Africa Killed for Witchcraft
An albino toddler was abducted and butchered for his body parts in Africa for use in magic spells, possibly on behalf of politicians. Continue reading →
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