Neanderthal 'skeleton' is first found in a decade

Researchers describe the first "articulated" remains of a Neanderthal to be discovered in a decade.

By Paul Rincon | Feb. 18, 2020 | bbcnews
~6 mins   

Tags: iraq islamic-state-group archaeology human-evolution university-of-cambridge

'Ghost' human ancestor discovered in West Africa

Mysterious archaic hominins may have interbred with early humans in West Africa, scientists say.

BBC Science News | Feb. 14, 2020 | bbcnews
~2 mins   

Tags: human-evolution

Young sexual minority men need more info on HPV risks

Young sexual minority men need education about the risks, symptoms, and prevention of human papillomavirus (HPV), new research shows.

Michelle Edelstein-Rutgers | Feb. 12, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine human-papillomavirus-hpv lgbtq sex sexually-transmitted-diseases vaccines

Study: To slow an epidemic, focus on handwashing

Improving the rate of handwashing at just 10 major airports could significantly slow the spread of a viral disease, researchers estimate.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | Feb. 6, 2020 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: research public-health civil-and-environmental-engineering disease health transportation influenza misti school-of-engineering school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences

The complex effects of colonial rule in Indonesia

Evidence links Dutch-era sugar production and greater economic activity today.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | Feb. 5, 2020 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: economics asia europe history research global school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences


Surveying the quality of life at MIT

A new survey of MIT students, faculty, and staff will inform initiatives to improve the work-life experience on campus and at Lincoln Laboratory.

Robyn Fizz | EVP Connect | Jan. 28, 2020 | mit
~6 mins   

Tags: community students faculty staff human-resources research provost administration urban-studies-and-planning lincoln-laboratory

Human body-on-chip platform may speed up drug development

Multiple human organ chips that quantitatively predict drug pharmacokinetics may offer alternatives to some animal tests.

Benjamin Boettner | Jan. 27, 2020 | harvard
~15 mins   

Tags: science-technology drug-predictions engineering human-body-on-chip organ-chip science wyss-institute-for-biologically-inspired-engineering

Tests suggest our ancestors could’ve eaten super hard food

Tests with orangutan teeth indicate that our early human ancestors could have eaten some really hard plant parts.

Talia Ogliore-WUSTL | Jan. 27, 2020 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology early-humans evolution food orangutans seeds teeth

Neanderthals 'dived in the ocean' for shellfish

Until now, there's been little evidence our evolutionary relatives could swim.

By Paul Rincon | Jan. 15, 2020 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

Tags: italy human-evolution

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