Religious Beliefs Seen as Basis of Origins of Palaeolithic Art
Posted on April 19, 2010 at 08:59:34 am
The idea that palaeolithic art is based in religious beliefs isn't new. But for years, anthropologists, archaeologists and historians of art understood these artistic manifestations as purely aesthetic and decorative motives
Language Of Music Really Is Universal
Posted on March 22, 2009 at 11:50:34 am
Native African people who have never even listened to the radio before can nonetheless pick up on happy, sad, and fearful emotions in Western music
Community Gardens, Alternative Food Networks Can Lead To Healthier Eating
Posted on October 13, 2007 at 06:20:16 pm
In the light of growing concerns about the separation of producers and consumers in our food system and the power of big supermarkets, new research provides valuable insights into the motivations and practices of consumers and producers involved in 'alter
China's Eye On The Internet
Posted on September 12, 2007 at 11:50:09 pm
The "Great Firewall of China," used by the government of the People's Republic of China to block users from reaching content it finds objectionable, is actually a "panopticon" that encourages self-censorship through the perception that users are being wat
How To Manipulate Perceptual Focus In Advertisements
Posted on July 28, 2007 at 06:17:11 pm
In a new study from the August issue of the Journal of Consumer Research, researchers from Northwestern University demonstrate how advertisements can be manipulated to cause overemphasis of a particular feature and increase the likelihood that a certain p
Drinking & Driving: Immediate Removal Of A Driver's License Saves Hundreds Of Lives
Posted on July 25, 2007 at 10:59:59 am
Alcohol-impaired driving causes roughly 17,000 deaths per year, according to a 2006 study. While 46 states will suspend the driver's licenses of those caught driving while impaired (DWI), nine states do not have immediate license-revocation laws.
Scientists Develop New Tool To 'Freeze' Crime Scene Memories
Posted on April 29, 2007 at 05:44:00 pm
University of Portsmouth scientists have developed a powerful new tool that 'freezes' the memory of crime scenes in the minds of witnesses.
Mobile Phone Game Will Help New Students Overcome Culture Shock
Posted on April 29, 2007 at 01:32:27 pm
A mobile phone game developed by academics at the University of Portsmouth will be used to help international students cope with 'culture shock' and university life in Britain - including moments of cultural awakening such as going to the pub and watching
Neandertals Emerging Fate
Posted on April 25, 2007 at 07:32:14 pm
For nearly a century, anthropologists have been debating the relationship of Neandertals to modern humans. Central to the debate is whether Neandertals contributed directly or indirectly to the ancestry of the early modern humans that succeeded them.
Half a Million Hospital Admissions Avoidable
Posted on April 21, 2007 at 02:28:10 pm
Almost 9% of hospital admissions in Australia should have been avoided, with highest rates among the oldest and most disadvantaged Australians.