Browsing Tag

Anthropology

Wolves, dogs and dingoes, oh my

Credit: Lyn Watson Dogs are generally considered the first domesticated animal, while its ancestor is generally considered to be the wolf, but where the Australian dingo fits into this framework is still debated, according to a…

On the origin of our species

Credit: Chris Stringer Experts from the Natural History Museum, The Francis Crick Institute and the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History Jena have joined together to untangle the different meanings of ancestry in the…

Genes for face shape identified

Genes that determine the shape of a person's facial profile have been discovered by a UCL-led research team. The researchers identified 32 gene regions that influenced facial features such as nose, lip, jaw, and brow shape, nine of which…

Spicy perfection isn’t to prevent infection

This is the chef's kiss of scientific discovery The next time you tuck in to a tikka masala you might find yourself asking a burning question: are spices used in dishes to help stop infection? It's a question many have chewed the fat…

An ancient economy

Archaeologist argues the Chumash Indians were using highly worked shell beads as currency 2,000 years ago As one of the most experienced archaeologists studying California's Native Americans, Lynn Gamble(link is external) knew the Chumash…