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German Archaeologists Discover World’s Oldest Wooden Wells

German Archaeologists Discover World’s Oldest Wooden Wells | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
7,000-year-old water wells unearthed in eastern Germany suggest that prehistoric farmers in Europe were skilled carpenters long before metal was discovered or used for tools, made water wells out of oak timbers.
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Keeping the code: How cultural beliefs affect police, court decisions

Keeping the code: How cultural beliefs affect police, court decisions | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
LL Cool J's 1991 rap lyrics in his song "Mama Said Knock You Out" are about defending yourself and making sure you are not messed with. Florida State University researchers have found that when individuals adopt this outlook—referre
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14,000-year-old Canadian Village is One of the Oldest North American Settlements

14,000-year-old Canadian Village is One of the Oldest North American Settlements | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
Excavations on Triquet Island, about 500 kilometres northwest of Victoria, Canada, have yield extremely rare artifacts, like an atlatl, compound fish hooks and a hand drill used for lighting fires, that are dated to be 13,613 to 14,086 years old. Alisha Gauvreau, a PhD student at the University of Victoria, as I understand, lead the…
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Interactive Map Shows Where Animals Will Move Under Climate Change

Interactive Map Shows Where Animals Will Move Under Climate Change | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
The University of Washington and The Nature Conservancy have created an animated map showing where mammals, birds and amphibians are projected to move in the Western Hemisphere in response to climate change.
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Smarter Brains Are Blood-Thirsty Brains

Smarter Brains Are Blood-Thirsty Brains | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
A University of Adelaide-led project has overturned the theory that the evolution of human intelligence was simply related to the size of the brain ─ but rather linked more closely to the supply of blood to the brain.
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Giant Blobs of Rock, Deep Inside the Earth, Hold Important Clues About Our Planet

Giant Blobs of Rock, Deep Inside the Earth, Hold Important Clues About Our Planet | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
Two massive blob-like structures lie deep within the Earth, roughly on opposite sides of the planet.
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New Study Explores Psychology Of Giving Wedding Gifts

New Study Explores Psychology Of Giving Wedding Gifts | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
A new study looks at the psychology of giving wedding gifts. Researchers found when buying wedding gifts, people closest to the recipient often diverge from the registry to express their unique relationship to the recipient.
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This chart shows the circle of life with every known species on Earth

This chart shows the circle of life with every known species on Earth | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
This diagram illustrates all known animal species, and their evolutionary relationship to one another.
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Disparity in student loan debt between blacks and whites

Disparity in student loan debt between blacks and whites | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
Black young adults not only have substantially more student loan debt than their white counterparts (68.2 percent more) but are not nearly as protected by their parents' wealth as their white counterparts, according to a ...
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From Berlin's warehouses to London's estates: how cities shape music scenes

From Berlin's warehouses to London's estates: how cities shape music scenes | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
Cities don’t get a songwriting credit or a royalty cheque. But from grunge in Seattle’s garages to hip-hop in New York’s community centres, urban design has profoundly influenced musical genres across the world
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Ancient Stone Tool Find Suggests Mystery Human Species

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An unidentified human species inhabited the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia well before Homo sapiens arrived.

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Stone-age tools found, but who wielded them?

Stone-age tools found, but who wielded them? | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it

Scientists have discovered stone-age tools at least 118,000-years-old on an Indonesian island but no trace of the early humans that made them, according to a study released Wednesday.

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Ancient trade routes between Iran and Mesopotamia found

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Many of us have seen the impressive statues of ancient Mesopotamian rulers in the Louvre and the British Museum. They bear witness to the wealth of Bronze Age Akkadian and Sumerian city-states more than four thousand years ago.
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Adam Galinsky: What Drives Us To Speak Up?

Social psychologist Adam Galinsky studies why it's so daunting to speak up — and what can help. He says the most powerful factor that compels us to take that risk is "moral conviction."
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The Caloric Disappointment Of Cannibalism

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Cannibalism is not uncommon; almost every documented culture has done it. In the cave dwellings of Homo antecessor, the common ancestor of modern humans and Neanderthals, anthropologists have discovered defleshed, processed human bones dating back 600,000 years ago. And there's even evidence that is has been done as recently as documented ‘ritualised cannibal feasts’ among soldiers…
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Fair or Unfair? Facial Cues Influence How Social Exclusion Is Judged

Fair or Unfair? Facial Cues Influence How Social Exclusion Is Judged | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
People are often excluded from social groups.
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Why Does Dying Cost More for People of Color? New Study Takes a Deeper Look

Why Does Dying Cost More for People of Color? New Study Takes a Deeper Look | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
Dying in America is an expensive process, with about 1 in 4 Medicare dollars going to care for people in their last year of life. But for African Americans and Hispanics, the cost of dying is far higher than for whites.
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Sparrows with Unfaithful ‘Wives’ Care Less for Their Young

Sparrows with Unfaithful ‘Wives’ Care Less for Their Young | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
Sparrows form pair bonds that are normally monogamous, but many females are unfaithful to their partner and have offspring with other males.
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Personality Tests Are Popular, But Do They Capture The Real You?

Personality Tests Are Popular, But Do They Capture The Real You? | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
It can be a lot of fun taking those back-of-the-magazine personality tests. But tests may be less fun when they are used by employers to make big life decisions on hiring and job performance.
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STIs may have driven ancient humans to monogamy, study says

STIs may have driven ancient humans to monogamy, study says | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
The shift away from polygyny to monogamy with the dawn of agriculture could be down to the impact of sexually transmitted infections in communities
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New study offers insight into how life can adapt and potentially be reinvented

New study offers insight into how life can adapt and potentially be reinvented | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
A new study from Princeton has revealed how a synthetic protein revives E. coli cells that lack a life-sustaining gene, offering insight into how life can adapt to survive and potentially be reinvented.
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In-depth Q&A: Three researchers on the front line of today's gravitational wave discovery

In-depth Q&A: Three researchers on the front line of today's gravitational wave discovery | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it

News broke earlier today that elusive ripples in space-time—known as gravitational waves—have been detected for the first time here on Earth by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO).

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Migrant values adapt over just one generation

Migrant values adapt over just one generation | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it

Migrants' thinking styles and social values rapidly shift over a single generation to become more similar to those of the wider society they have moved into, new research has indicated.

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More people in Europe are dying than are being born

More people in Europe are dying than are being born | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it

More people in Europe are dying than are being born, according to a new report co-authored by a Texas A&M University demographer. In contrast, births exceed deaths, by significant margins, in Texas and elsewhere in the U.S., ...

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Pre-agricultural Neolithic site found in Oman

Pre-agricultural Neolithic site found in Oman | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it

A Polish archaeological team in its first reconnaissance mission in Jebel Qumayrah in northwestern Oman has found a probable pre-agricultural Neolithic site.

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