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Mongolia and the Altai Mountains: Origins of genetic blending between Europeans and Asians

Mongolia and the Altai Mountains: Origins of genetic blending between Europeans and Asians | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
A group of researchers led by the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB) has discovered the first scientific evidence of genetic blending between Europeans and Asians in the remains of ancient Scythian warriors living over 2,000 years ago in the...
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Scientists sequence genomes of 17 world’s oldest living people

Scientists sequence genomes of 17 world’s oldest living people | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
U.S. genetic researchers led by Dr Stuart Kim of Stanford University have sequenced the genomes of 17 supercentenarians to see if they could uncover the genetic basis for extreme human longevity.
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Broome Aboriginal runner conquers New York marathon

Broome Aboriginal runner conquers New York marathon | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
Twelve Indigenous Australians complete the New York marathon, thanks to a program by running legend Robert de Castella.
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Lorde's Hunger Games guest list

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The much-anticipated soundtrack to The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 comes out in New Zealand tomorrow - the first territory in the world to receive it, ahead of the film's release worldwide next week.
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Liberals Seem Motivated by Emotion More Than Conservatives

Liberals Seem Motivated by Emotion More Than Conservatives | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
A new study shows that emotions have a greater influence on liberals than conservatives.
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Illegal Dig Unearths Ancient Egyptian Temple

Illegal Dig Unearths Ancient Egyptian Temple | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
Seven men have been arrested in Egypt after digging up an ancient temple under a house in Giza, just outside Cairo.
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Developing Countries Invest in Renewables Twice the Pace of Industrialized Nations

Developing Countries Invest in Renewables Twice the Pace of Industrialized Nations | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
A popular narrative among climate deniers and green energy pooh-poohers is that addressing greenhouse gas emissions and climate change by promoting clean energy sources is a burden on the world’s poorer countries and prevents their citizens from...
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Anthropology Deciphers the Ebola Crisis

Anthropology Deciphers the Ebola Crisis | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
To the world outside that of the victims, The Ebola crisis is one of hazmat suits and anonymous bodies.
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Researcher explores the truths behind myths of ancient Amazons

Researcher explores the truths behind myths of ancient Amazons | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
Hippolyta, Antiope and Penthesilea. These are the names of Amazonian women warriors made famous in folklore, thanks in large part to male Greek storytellers like Homer and Herodotus.
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Woolly rhino skull found in Cambridgeshire Fens

Woolly rhino skull found in Cambridgeshire Fens | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
The skull of a woolly rhinoceros thought to be at least 35,000 years old has been found in Cambridgeshire.
Woolly rhino roamed Britain during the Pleistocene period 
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Anthropology exposes how miners shape our world and our views of it

Anthropology exposes how miners shape our world and our views of it | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
Miners do much more than extract minerals and make profits. All over the world mining corporations are collaborating with governments, local populations and NGOs.
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New study finds options for climate change policy are well characterized

New study finds options for climate change policy are well characterized | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
Policy options for climate change risk management are straightforward and have well understood strengths and weaknesses, according to a new study by the American Meteorological Society (AMS) Policy Program.
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Archaeologists Discover Two 12,000-Year-Old High-Altitude Settlements in Peru

Archaeologists Discover Two 12,000-Year-Old High-Altitude Settlements in Peru | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
Archaeologists from the United States, Canada, Germany, and Peru, have discovered two ancient settlements in the Pucuncho Basin in the southern Peruvian Andes – named Cuncaicha and Pucuncho – which they say are the highest-altitude Pleistocene...
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Genetic Researchers Sequence Genome of 45,000-Year-Old Siberian Man

Genetic Researchers Sequence Genome of 45,000-Year-Old Siberian Man | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
A large team of genetic scientists led by Dr Qiaomei Fu of Harvard Medical School has recovered and sequenced the DNA from a thighbone of a male hunter-gatherer who lived in what is now Siberia 45,000 years ago.
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How farming almost destroyed ancient human civilization

How farming almost destroyed ancient human civilization | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
Roughly 9,000 years ago, humans had mastered farming to the point where food was plentiful. Then, abruptly, these proto-cities were abandoned for millennia.
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Peru Prepares to Host Climate Talks as its Indigenous Forest Defenders Die

Peru Prepares to Host Climate Talks as its Indigenous Forest Defenders Die | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
The resource rush on Peru’s Amazon frontier is exacting a rising toll on indigenous communities, a rights group warns.
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4,000 year old razor blade unearthed in Siberia

4,000 year old razor blade unearthed in Siberia | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
A rudimentary razor blade used by fashion-conscious men 4,000 years ago has been unearthed on the site of an ancient settlement in Siberia.
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The archaeology of daily life during the Great War

The archaeology of daily life during the Great War | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
A team of Inrap archaeologists is currently excavating artefacts from the First World War near Reims.
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Conforming Is Uniquely Human, Begins Early

Conforming Is Uniquely Human, Begins Early | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
Conforming just to fit in is a trait unique to humans and often begins in early childhood, according to new research published in the journal Psychological Science. In fact, it is nonexistent in apes.
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Study finds restoring wetlands can lessen soil sinkage, greenhouse gas emissions

Study finds restoring wetlands can lessen soil sinkage, greenhouse gas emissions | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
Restoring wetlands can help reduce or reverse soil subsidence and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to research in California's Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta by Dartmouth College researchers and their colleagues.
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Cabbage Tree Island and the vision for a self-sufficient Aboriginal community

Cabbage Tree Island and the vision for a self-sufficient Aboriginal community | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
In 1963, the ABC's Four Corners program visited Cabbage Tree Island on the New South Wales north coast, to explore a national experiment tackling what was referred to as "the Aboriginal problem".
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Peruvian dig reveals sacrificial mystery

Peruvian dig reveals sacrificial mystery | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
Tulane University physical anthropologist John Verano has spent summers in Peru for the last 30 years, digging for ancient bones and solving their secrets.
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Ancient auditory illusions reflected in prehistoric art?

Ancient auditory illusions reflected in prehistoric art? | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
Some of humankind's earliest and most mysterious artistic achievements -- including prehistoric cave paintings, canyon petroglyphs and megalithic structures such as Stonehenge -- may have been inspired by the behaviors of sound waves being...
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Climate change caused by ocean, not just atmosphere, study finds

Climate change caused by ocean, not just atmosphere, study finds | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
Most of the concerns about climate change have focused on the amount of greenhouse gases that have been released into the atmosphere.
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Ancient City Ruled by Genghis Khan's Heirs Is Unearthed in Russia

Ancient City Ruled by Genghis Khan's Heirs Is Unearthed in Russia | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
Remains of a 750-year-old city, founded by the descendants of Genghis Khan, have been unearthed along the Volga River in Russia.Among the discoveries are two...
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Easter Island Inhabitants Had Contact with South Americans in 1300-1500

Easter Island Inhabitants Had Contact with South Americans in 1300-1500 | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
Evidence for contact between the ancient Rapanui people (inhabitants of Easter Island) and the indigenous peoples of South America sometime between approximately AD 1300 and AD 1500 has been found in the genomes of 27 living Rapanui, according to a...
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