What living alongside crocodiles can teach us about coexisting with wildlife

In the villages of central Gujurat, humans and wildlife are forced to share the same spaces – with varying consequences.

Silvio Marchini, Research Associate and Conservation Fellow under the Chester Zoo/WildCRU-University of Oxford Partnership, University of Oxford • conversation
yesterday ~8 min

Tags: conservation india crocodiles human-wildlife-conflict

Prehistoric human footprints reveal a rare snapshot of ancient human group behavior

The footprints of over 20 different prehistoric people, pressed into volcanic ash thousands of years ago in Tanzania, show possible evidence for sexual division of labor in this ancient community.

Briana Pobiner, Research Scientist and Museum Educator, Smithsonian Institution • conversation
May 14, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: anthropology paleontology archaeology human-evolution tanzania human-behavior paleoanthropology hominins prehistory behavior

Seven things you might not know about blood

We're full of blood – around five litres, on average.

Adam Taylor, Professor and Director of the Clinical Anatomy Learning Centre, Lancaster University • conversation
May 13, 2020 ~7 min

Tags:  anatomy  blood-cells  blood  plasma  human-body  blood-type  blood-plasma

‘Modern’ tools weren’t from Neanderthals, after all

Scientists thought Neanderthals might have created tools from a cave in what's now Bulgaria, but new research shows Homo sapiens may deserve credit.

James Devitt-NYU • futurity
May 11, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: science-and-technology early-humans neanderthals stone-tools

Longer overlap for modern humans and Neanderthals

Modern humans began to edge out the Neanderthals in Europe earlier than previously thought.

By Paul Rincon • bbcnews
May 11, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: human-evolution neanderthals

A connection between ancestry and the molecular makeup of cancer

A new study takes the most comprehensive look to date at the connection between the ancestry and the molecular makeup of cancer.

Rob Levy • harvard
May 11, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: health-medicine ancestry basic-research broad-institute cancer human-genome-project nci-cancer-genome-analysis-network tumors

Religious services may lower risk of ‘deaths of despair’

New research from the Harvard Chan School found that people who attended religious services at least once a week were significantly less likely to die from “deaths of despair,” including deaths related to suicide, drug overdose, and alcohol poisoning.

Chris Sweeney • harvard
May 6, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: health-medicine covid-19 death-risk deaths-of-despair harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health health-professionals-follow-up-study human-flourishing-program-at-harvards-institute-for-quantitative-social-science nurses-health-study-ii religious-services

How growth of the scientific enterprise influenced a century of quantum physics

In a new book, Professor David Kaiser describes dramatic shifts in the history of an evolving discipline.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
April 29, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: technology-and-society history physics books-and-authors quantum-mechanics history-of-science research program-in-sts school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences

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