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The human race is morphing into a species with larger skulls


The size of the average human skull is gradually increasing over time, say researchers, and nobody really knows why. ... Based on an examination of 1,500 different human skulls dating from the mid-1800s to the mid-1980s, Lee Jantz, coordinator of UT's Forensic Anthropology Center, and his colleagues found that the average male skull has increased in height by roughly eight millimeters, or 0.3 inches, over the past century. "...

Grandmas made humans live longer - Buzz.NaturalNews.com


"Grandmothering was the initial step toward making us who we are," says Kristen Hawkes, a distinguished professor of anthropology at the University of Utah and senior author of the new study published Oct. 24 by the British journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B. "...

The world's first cold-weather body decomposition farm to be built at Northern Michigan University


NMU students and faculty will conduct this pioneering research in varying conditions and scenarios, creating the baseline data so critical to the quickly advancing field of forensic anthropology.” ... Beginning autumn 2017, students will be able to enroll in the classes being offered in NMU’s forensic anthropology program. "...

Anthropologists discover how teeth reveal vitamin D levels: X-rays can now be used to check for deficiency


D’Ortenzio, a Ph.D. candidate in anthropology and the lead author of the paper, says that their discovery came about while they were looking for “a non-destructive method” that can leave their limited specimens intact while also revealing the presence of a deficiency. ... Brickley, a Professor of Anthropology who holds the Canada Research Chair in the Bioarchaeology of Human Disease, concludes that this discovery is a significant one since “it has the potential to contribute to ...

It’s part of how society works: Study finds children and chimpanzees WANT justified punishments for antisocial people – does this explain our polarized politics?


Anthropology , antisocial behavior , behavioral anthropology , chimpanzees , Consequences , empathy , Evolution , Human Behavior , human psychology , justice , political polarization , punishment , social justice , suffering , tribalism - (Natural News ) A fascinating new study has shed light on one aspect of human behavior that doesn’t tend to get a lot of attention, and that is the delight that some people take in seeing people get punished for antisocial behavior – even if they ...

Researchers find proof that "spear-thrower and bow-and-arrow technologies" allowed modern humans to hunt better than Neanderthals


“As the advanced hunting strategy is straightforwardly related to a competitive advantage,” said co-author Stefano Benazzi of the University of Bologna in Italy and the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Germany. ... Co-author Steven Churchill, an associate professor of evolutionary anthropology at Duke University, said that Neanderthals likely made weapons thrown at shorter distances but had never gotten around making long-range weapons. "...

Yahoo time capsule project to begin beaming digital content into space from Mexican pyramid


Internet giant Yahoo has unveiled the first-ever "electronic anthropology project," which aims to capture life on Earth in digital format and preserve it in a time capsule to be buried in Silicon Valley, as well as beam the information into space from a pyramid in Mexico. ... Copies of the content will be provided to the Smithsonian Institute in Washington and The National Institute of Anthropology and History in Mexico City. "...

Neanderthals were mostly carnivores, new tooth analysis reveals


Neanderthals were mostly carnivores, new tooth analysis reveals Monday, September 02, 2019 by: Ralph Flores ancestors , Anthropology , breakthrough , carnivores , carnivorous diet , cavemen , compound-specific isotope analysis , cool science , Diets , discoveries , food science , goodscience , herbivores , horses , mammoths , meat diets , meat eaters , Neanderthals , penicillin , real history , real science , reindeer , trophic level - (Natural News ) “Back to the basics” is a buzzword ...

The most common lifestyle habits that create disease


Trained in biochemistry, anthropology and medicine, Sydney is pioneering a new field of health research, called Applied Medical Anthropology, shedding light on the many ways our culture is making us sick. "...

Social science: Researchers determine we make friends based on individual qualities rather than group qualities


Now, an interesting new study by a collaboration of researchers from theMax Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology and the University of California Santa Barbara , has confirmed that friendliness and being a “good person” are the most important criteria people subconsciously apply when choosing their friends. ... Anne Pisor of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, led an experiment in which participants were given a sum of money and ...

Tiny tools are uniquely human: We have gained advantage from miniature weapons since the Stone Age


This is according to a study published in the Evolutionary Anthropology. “When other apes used stone tools, they chose to go big and stayed in the forests where they evolved,” said co-author John Shea, professor of anthropology at Stony Brook University in New York. "...

How social media is socially stunting our society: An anthropologist and acclaimed journalist shares his warnings


How social media is socially stunting our society: An anthropologist and acclaimed journalist shares his warnings Monday, November 20, 2017 by: Rita Winters Anthropology , behavior , Glitch , mental health , mobile devices , Smartphones , Social media , society - (Natural News ) Facebook has been around for more than a decade now and more than 100 million people worldwide actively use the social media platform. ... Sources include: WakingTimes.com TheGuardian.com Previous :Lower your risk ...

A natural way to eliminate headaches - overnight


Trained in biochemistry, anthropology and medicine, Sydney is pioneering a new field of health research, called Applied Medical Anthropology, shedding light on the many ways our culture is making us sick. "...

Intriguing study links physical contact with gut health – you share a similar microbiome as those you normally interact with


Andrea Baden, assistant professor of Anthropology at Hunter and co-senior author of the research, noted that lemurs seldom interact with other groups and that this could be the reason for the individual variation. ... Stacey Tecot, co-author and Associate Professor in the School of Anthropology at the University of Arizona, shared that the study findings haven’t identified if the bacteria are good or bad yet. "...

Medicine vs. healing, war vs. peace and male vs. female thinking (opinion)


Behavioral anthropology explains a lot None of this is much of a surprise, by the way, to anyone who has studied behavioral anthropology. "...

Discovered artifacts suggest humans first arrived in America a MILLENNIUM earlier than researchers previously thought


Early peoples moving south along the Pacific coast would have encountered the Columbia River as the first place below the glaciers where they could easily walk and paddle into North America,” said Loren Davis, an anthropology professor at Oregon State University and the study’s lead author, noting that the Columbia River corridor essentially functioned as the first off-ramp of a Pacific coast migration route. "...

Can the human eye actually emit an energy beam?


Ross says that people can shoot energy beams from their eyes, and claims he has published data supporting this hypothesis in the journal Anthropology of Consciousness, in an article titled "The Electrophysiological Basis of Evil Eye Belief." "...

Leftist college professor encourages families to kill relatives who are stuck in lockdown and want to die


Anita Hannig, an associate professor of anthropology at Brandeis University , a Jewish private research institution in Massachusetts, recently published an article entitled, “Dying virtually: Pandemic drives medically assisted deaths online” that attempts to make the case that families should now be allowed to kill their locked-down loved ones since the pandemic has hit the pause button on how assisted suicide is normally performed. "...

Neanderthals gave humans the gene for disease


Germany and the United States perform ground breaking research Reich, the Harvard Medical School geneticist, and Svante Paabo, based at Germany's Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, studied variances in the DNA of a 50,000-year-old Neanderthal whose genome sequence the team had previously studied and published, along with 176 individuals with sub-Saharan African heritage and 846 individuals with non-African lineage. "...

GM cotton has not improved yields, but it has ruined sustainable agriculture


., professor of anthropology in Arts & Sciences at WU, and author of a paper on the issue that appears in the journal World Development. "...