Researchers Were Not Right About Left Brains, Study Suggests

Left and right sides of brain illustration (stock image).Credit: © nerthuz / Adobe Stock The left and right side of the brain are involved in different tasks. This functional lateralization and associated brain asymmetry are well documented in humans, but little is known about brain asymmetry in our closest living relatives, the great apes. Using endocasts […]

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Easter Island society did not collapse prior to European contact, new research shows

Moai statues on Rapa Nui (Easter Island) (stock image).Credit: © daboost / Adobe Stock Easter Island society did not collapse prior to European contact and its people continued to build its iconic moai statues for much longer than previously believed, according to a team of researchers including faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York.advertisement […]

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Highlighting women’s achievements makes them want to be the boss, research shows

Highlighting female achievements in the workplace makes capable women significantly more likely to want to be the boss, a study shows.advertisement Public feedback about a woman’s performance can significantly increase her willingness to lead, even in male-dominated environments, according to the research. The teams led by these women are subsequently more likely to perform well. […]

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Researchers build a particle accelerator that fits on a chip

Subatomic particle collisions illustration (stock image).Credit: © Peter Jurik / Adobe Stock On a hillside above Stanford University, the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory operates a scientific instrument nearly 2 miles long. In this giant accelerator, a stream of electrons flows through a vacuum pipe, as bursts of microwave radiation nudge the particles ever-faster forward until their […]

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Researchers determine age for last known settlement by a direct ancestor to modern humans

Homo erectus skull (stock image).Credit: © stockdevil / Adobe Stock Homo erectus, one of modern humans’ direct ancestors, was a wandering bunch. After the species dispersed from Africa about two million years ago, it colonized the ancient world, which included Asia and possibly Europe.advertisement But about 400,000 years ago, Homo erectusessentially vanished. The lone exception was a […]

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