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Article ID: 695129

Alison Cool, an Anthropologist at the University of Colorado Boulder Who Focuses on How Big Data Affects People, Is Available to Discuss Looming European Data Regulations and Their Potential Impacts on U.S. Businesses.

University of Colorado Boulder

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24-May-2018 5:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695117

Prehistoric People Also Likely Disrupted by Environmental Change

Vanderbilt University

Prehistoric people of the Mississippi Delta may have abandoned a large ceremonial site due to environmental stress, according to a new paper authored by Elizabeth Chamberlain, a postdoctoral researcher in Earth and environmental sciences, and University of Illinois anthropologist Jayur Mehta. The study used archaeological excavations, geologic mapping and coring, and radiocarbon dating to identify how Native Americans built and inhabited the Grand Caillou mound near Dulac, Louisiana.

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24-May-2018 3:30 PM EDT
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    23-May-2018 10:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 694816

HHMI Bets Big On 19 New Investigators

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)

HHMI invests $200 million in a small cadre of leading scientists, challenging them to push the limits of what we know about biology.

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18-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694804

Turtle and Bird Genomes Provide Tantalizing Clues to Dinosaur Genomics

Iowa State University

Comparing how the chromosomes of modern-day birds and turtles are structured can help scientists figure out how dinosaur genomes might have looked. An Iowa State University scientist contributed to an international research team that recently published its findings reaching back through 260 million years of genomics.

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18-May-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694664

Scientists Analyze First Ancient Human DNA From Southeast Asia

Harvard Medical School

Harvard Medical School researchers lead the first whole-genome analysis of ancient human DNA from Southeast Asia Study identifies at least three major waves of human migration into the region over the last 50,000 years, each shaping the genetics of Southeast Asia “to a remarkable extent” Findings reveal a complex interplay among archaeology, genetics and language

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16-May-2018 10:35 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694497

Researchers Uncover New Genomic Evidence Linking Extinct Giant Ground Sloth, First Discovered by Charles Darwin, to Small Modern-Day Sloths

McMaster University

Researchers have uncovered important genomic data from the remains of an ancient giant ground sloth, or Mylodon darwinii, the emblematic creature named after Charles Darwin, whose discovery of fossilized remains in South America is considered to be one of his significant scientific achievements.

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14-May-2018 9:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694465

NMSU Anthropology Professor Studies Evidence of Historic Trading Route

New Mexico State University (NMSU)

An assistant professor of anthropology and her students at New Mexico State University are conducting archaeological research on El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro, a Spanish-Colonial period trade route extending from Mexico City to Santa Fe.

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15-May-2018 5:10 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694602

Scientists Predict Number of Undiscovered Mammal Species

University of Georgia

There are probably 303 species of mammals left to be discovered by science, most of which are likely to live in tropical regions, according to a predictive model developed by a team of University of Georgia ecologists.

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15-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694200

Scientists Can Measure Population Change Through Chemicals Found in Feces

Binghamton University, State University of New York

Fecal stanols – organic molecules – located in sediment can give archaeologists new information about population numbers and changes, according to new research by faculty at Binghamton University, State University at New York

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8-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 693596

Can Chimpanzee Vocalizations Reveal the Origins of Human Language?

Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

Fossil primates provide important clues about human evolution, but the sounds they made and the soft tissue involved in making those sounds weren’t preserved. So chimpanzees can provide important points of comparison for inferring the sorts of sounds our early ancestors may have made. During the 175th ASA Meeting, Michael Wilson, an associate professor at the University of Minnesota, will present his group’s work searching for similarities between the vocal communications of chimpanzees and humans.

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26-Apr-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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