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Scientists analyse oldest human DNA from Africa
Researchers find connections from Moroccan Stone Age dwellers to ancient Near Eastern and sub-Saharan African populations more
Flight and trauma
Traumatic experiences arising from flight from war zones can lead to distressing symptoms, which impair everyday life. The symptoms often subside with time but sometimes persist. People exhibiting symptoms resulting from trauma should seek medical help. more
Helicobacter creates immune system blind spot
By extracting cholesterol from host cell membranes, Helicobacter pylori generates “micro-islands” more
Homo naledi had wear-resistant molars
The enigmatic 300,000-year-old South African hominin ate a lot of dust, grit, or phytoliths more
New insights into economic and social change
How do moral and ethical convictions affect local economies and impact global capitalism? This is the fundamental question driving the projects of the new Max Planck Cambridge Centre for Ethics, Economy and Social Change. more
Seeing sounds
Researchers gain new insights into why people connect sensory experiences more
Ball or stuffed toy - do dogs “know” what they’re smelling?
Dogs create a mental representation of objects that they perceive through smell, a new study shows – and are surprised if what they find at the end of the trail differs from what they expected to find. more
A jigsaw puzzle of plant cells
The epidermal cells of many plant organs resemble the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle helping them withstand the high pressure in their interior more
Brain areas for feeding and egg-laying in hawkmoths
Activity in specific areas in the olfactory center of female Manduca sexta correlates directly with different behaviors more
Language continuity despite genetic replacements
Analysis of ancient and contemporary genomes confirms long-term exchange in the South Pacific more
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