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  1. Puzzle of the Maya pendant

    02.27 / 19:02 sciencedaily.com ScienceDaily - Science
    An archaeologist found a jade pendant once belonging to an ancient Maya king in what we think of as the provinces of that world. Why was it buried? And might its inscriptions change our understanding of Maya migrations and political…
  2. Do you look like your name? People can match names to faces of strangers with surprising accuracy

    02.27 / 16:54 sciencedaily.com ScienceDaily - Science
    If your name is Fred, do you look like a Fred? You might -- and others might think so, too. New research has found that people appear to be better than chance at correctly matching people's names to their faces, and it may have something to do with cultural stereotypes we attach to…
  3. New evidence on the diet of the 'Homo antecessor' from Atapuerca

    02.27 / 16:54 sciencedaily.com ScienceDaily - Science
    The Homo antecessor, a hominin species that inhabited the Iberian Peninsula around 800,000 years ago, would have a mechanically more demanding diet than other hominin species in Europe and the African continent. This unique pattern, which would be characterized by the consumption of hard and abrasive foods, may be explained by the differences in food processing in a very demanding environment with fluctuations in climate and food resources, according to a…
  4. New insights into the mechanisms into how ungulates got bigger in the Neogene

    02.27 / 15:50 sciencedaily.com ScienceDaily - Science
    The observed increase of body size in ungulates during the 20 million years before the Pleistocene is driven by the process of species selection, according to researchers. Bigger ungulate species became more common because of a higher origination and lower extinction rate. The study is the first to compare the evolution of two mammalian clades during the Neogene on two continents. The researchers point out that this biogeographic perspective yields complex explanations for apparently…
  5. Brain imaging headband measures how our minds align when we communicate

    02.27 / 15:50 sciencedaily.com ScienceDaily - Science
    Past research has revealed that our brains synchronize when listening to the same idea or story. Now, biomedical engineers have developed a tool to better understand this…
  6. Saturn's rings viewed in the mid-infrared show bright Cassini division

    02.27 / 05:08 sciencedaily.com ScienceDaily - Science
    Researchers has succeeded in measuring the brightnesses and temperatures of Saturn's rings using the mid-infrared images taken by the Subaru Telescope in 2008. They reveal that, at that time, the Cassini Division and the C ring were brighter than the other rings in the mid-infrared light and that the brightness contrast appeared to be the inverse of that seen in the visible light. The data give important insights into the nature of Saturn's…
  7. Mars More Earth-like than moon-like

    02.27 / 01:58 sciencedaily.com ScienceDaily - Science
    Mars' mantle may be more complicated than previously thought, report researchers. Their report documents geochemical changes over time in the lava flows of Elysium, a major martian volcanic…
  8. High levels of chemicals found in indoor cats

    02.27 / 01:58 sciencedaily.com ScienceDaily - Science
    A study has now established what was previously suspected, that the high levels of brominated flame retardants measured in cats are from the dust in our…