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47-Million-Year-Old Bird Fossil May Be Oldest Pollinator

47-Million-Year-Old Bird Fossil May Be Oldest Pollinator | Cultural Scapes of Knowledge | Scoop.it
A tiny bird is the oldest known bird pollinator. Continue reading →
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'Rice theory' explains north-south China cultural differences

'Rice theory' explains north-south China cultural differences | Cultural Scapes of Knowledge | Scoop.it
A new cultural psychology study has found that psychological differences between the people of northern and southern China mirror the differences between community-oriented East Asia and the more individualistic Western world -- and the differences...
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Alcohol and drugs: Not just for modern man: 'Anthropology of intoxication' in prehistoric European societies

Alcohol and drugs: Not just for modern man: 'Anthropology of intoxication' in prehistoric European societies | Cultural Scapes of Knowledge | Scoop.it
Unlike modern Man, the prehistoric people of Europe did not use mind-altering substances simply for their hedonistic pleasure.
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Brain Implants, Six-Fingered Hands by 2039

Brain Implants, Six-Fingered Hands by 2039 | Cultural Scapes of Knowledge | Scoop.it
Forward-thinking attendees to the Computer-Human Interaction conference created an imaginary agenda speculating on what tech will be like 25 years from now. Continue reading →
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Animals with Bigger Brains Have More Self-Control

Animals with Bigger Brains Have More Self-Control | Cultural Scapes of Knowledge | Scoop.it
Big-noggined animals have better impulse control compared to lesser-brained creatures, a new study argues.
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Earliest evidence of human presence in Scotland found

Earliest evidence of human presence in Scotland found | Cultural Scapes of Knowledge | Scoop.it
Archaeologists have uncovered the earliest evidence of the presence of humans in Scotland it was announced today.
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New find challenges 'simple' Australian artefacts assumption

New find challenges 'simple' Australian artefacts assumption | Cultural Scapes of Knowledge | Scoop.it
Purposely sharpened or ‘retouched’ stone axes evolved in Australia thousands of years before they appeared in Europe according to researchers studying the south-east Asian archaeological record.
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Neanderthals were no strangers to good parenting

Neanderthals were no strangers to good parenting | Cultural Scapes of Knowledge | Scoop.it
Archaeologists at the University of York are challenging the traditional view that Neanderthal childhood was difficult, short and dangerous.
Artist's depiction of a Neanderthal family.
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Scroll that mentions Jesus's wife is ancient, scientists confirm

Scroll that mentions Jesus's wife is ancient, scientists confirm | Cultural Scapes of Knowledge | Scoop.it
A ancient piece of papyrus that contains a mention of Jesus' wife is not a forgery, according to a scientific analysis of the controversial text, US researchers said Thursday.
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Anthropologists Developing Sustainable Solutions to the World Food Crisis: The Challenges of Rapidly Expanding Roles for Anthropology

Anthropologists Developing Sustainable Solutions to the World Food Crisis:  The Challenges of Rapidly Expanding Roles for Anthropology | Cultural Scapes of Knowledge | Scoop.it
An emerging consensus is that small, indigenous farmers have enormous potential to improve local food systems to alleviate hunger/poverty, more than “big-industrial-agriculture.” However, realizing this consensus requires a degree of experience and...
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DNA and future engineering

DNA and future engineering | Cultural Scapes of Knowledge | Scoop.it
Ancient Knowledge - Fibonacci Sequence, Golden Ratio, Phi in Nature, DNA, Fingerprint of God, Matrix of all Matter, David Lynch. An interesting series of YouTube videos, which propose that sound and unseen forces hold the universe together.
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New method confirms Humans and Neandertals interbred

New method confirms Humans and Neandertals interbred | Cultural Scapes of Knowledge | Scoop.it
Technical objections to the idea that Neandertals interbred with the ancestors of Eurasians have been overcome, thanks to a genome analysis method described in the April 2014 issue of the journal Genetics.
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Arterial disease found in 3,000 year old skeletons

Arterial disease found in 3,000 year old skeletons | Cultural Scapes of Knowledge | Scoop.it
The first-ever skeletons with atherosclerosis, or clogged up arteries, have been found by archaeologists, according to new research.
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Santa Maria: Archaeologists Claim to Have Found Flagship of Christopher Columbus

Santa Maria: Archaeologists Claim to Have Found Flagship of Christopher Columbus | Cultural Scapes of Knowledge | Scoop.it
Underwater archaeologists led by the famed treasure hunter Barry Clifford believe they have discovered remains of the Santa Maria – the flagship of Christopher Columbus on his first voyage to America (1492).
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Mapping a New Economy

Mapping a New Economy | Cultural Scapes of Knowledge | Scoop.it
The geographer David Harvey says fixing inequality will take more than tinkering.
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Great Auk bone found at Scottish dig site

Great Auk bone found at Scottish dig site | Cultural Scapes of Knowledge | Scoop.it
A bone from an extinct bird known as "Scotland's dodo" has been uncovered following an archaeological dig in East Lothian.
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Brain Appears Hardwired for Some Aspects of Language

Brain Appears Hardwired for Some Aspects of Language | Cultural Scapes of Knowledge | Scoop.it
A new study discovers that human brains share common linguistic restrictions on the sound pattern of language.
The understanding that language is hard-wired helps to explain why language is so constrained.
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Open-Source Seeds Fight Corporate Crop Control

Open-Source Seeds Fight Corporate Crop Control | Cultural Scapes of Knowledge | Scoop.it
For Earth Day, gardeners can order open-source seeds to help ensure vegetable, fruit and grain seeds are available to everyone.
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New technology unwraps mummies' ancient mysteries

New technology unwraps mummies' ancient mysteries | Cultural Scapes of Knowledge | Scoop.it
Our fascination with mummies never gets old. Now the British Museum is using the latest technology to unwrap their ancient mysteries.
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Viking artefacts, logboats found in Irish lake

Viking artefacts, logboats found in Irish lake | Cultural Scapes of Knowledge | Scoop.it
A 4,500-year-old log boat is among 12 early Bronze Age, Iron Age and medieval craft that have been located in Lough Corrib, along with several Viking-style battle axes and other weapons.
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Sustainable practices of the Iroquois revealed

Sustainable practices of the Iroquois revealed | Cultural Scapes of Knowledge | Scoop.it
Every longhouse hearth – every reworked brass kettle and fractured deer bone unearthed by Cornell archaeologist Kurt Jordan and his student diggers in 18th century Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) villages – tells a very different story.
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Appearance of night-shining clouds has increased

Appearance of night-shining clouds has increased | Cultural Scapes of Knowledge | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —First spotted in 1885, silvery blue clouds sometimes hover in the night sky near the poles, appearing to give off their own glowing light.
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Egyptian Coffin Holds Bronze Age Artifacts: Photos : DNews

Egyptian Coffin Holds Bronze Age Artifacts: Photos : DNews | Cultural Scapes of Knowledge | Scoop.it
Israeli archeologists have unearthed an ancient Egyptian coffin complete with the skeleton of a man and several burial offerings.
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What Songbirds Tell Us About How We Learn

What Songbirds Tell Us About How We Learn | Cultural Scapes of Knowledge | Scoop.it
When you throw a wild pitch or sing a flat note, it could be that your basal ganglia made you do it. This area in the middle of the brain is involved in motor control and learning.
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From athletes to couch potatoes: humans through 6,000 years of farming

From athletes to couch potatoes: humans through 6,000 years of farming | Cultural Scapes of Knowledge | Scoop.it
Research into lower limb bones shows that our early farming ancestors in Central Europe became less active as their tasks diversified and technology improved.
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