3000-year-old teeth solve Pacific banana mystery
Research has found the earliest evidence of humans transporting bananas across the Pacific.
22 Jan 2020 ⋅ Nature Human Behaviour
In birds, as in people, a bigger group of friends isn’t always better
Researchers have recently discovered that there is a trade-off between having too many friends and having long-lasting friendships.
23 Jan 2020 ⋅ Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
First ancient DNA from West/Central Africa illuminates deep human past
Analysis of ancient human DNA from western Central Africa offers insights into African population history, including the origin of speakers of the Bantu languages.
22 Jan 2020 ⋅ Nature
Pristine circumstellar material in the young supernova remnant Cassiopeia A
A group of scientists from Korea and USA detected pristine circumstellar material from the progenitor of Cassiopeia A.
23 Jan 2020 ⋅ Nature Astronomy
Chinese astronomers measure geometric distance to the quasar 3C 273
Since the discovery of quasars more than a half a century ago, measuring their distances has always been a fundamental problem for cosmology.
21 Jan 2020 ⋅ Nature Astronomy
Biologists recommend urgent action to protect California spotted owls
New research suggests that wildlife managers may still be able to head off similar problems in critical areas of the Golden State – if they act now.
22 Jan 2020 ⋅ The Condor: Ornithological Applications
Expert in visual neuroscience has international award in his sights
Pioneering discoveries about the ‘extraordinarily strange’ visual systems of shrimps - that could improve early detection of cancer - have been recognised with an international prize.
23 Jan 2020 ⋅
Interdisciplinary study reveals new insights into the evolution of signed languages
A team of scientists from the University of Texas at Austin and the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History used phylogenetic approaches to investigate the worldwide dispersal of European sign languages
22 Jan 2020 ⋅ Royal Society Open Science
Sorghum study illuminates relationship between humans, crops and the environment in domestication
The study untangles these factors to create a more complete look at crop domestication than is possible in other major crops.
24 Jan 2020 ⋅ Nature Plants
Safer viruses for vaccine research and diagnosis
The researchers have effectively developed a new biotechnology platform requiring low biocontainment, to help safely develop vaccines and diagnostics against a mosquito-borne diseases.
24 Jan 2020 ⋅ Science Translational Medicine