A busy year for a little dinosaur
2 hours ago
Take a walk around the Free State of South Africa, or, if you fancy it, Lesotho (le-sOO-tOO), and you might just come across some genuine dinosaur fossils. Trudge around the exposed layers of red/purple rock that make up ...
New population data provide insight on aging, migration
6 hours ago
The European Demographic Datasheet 2016, produced by demographers at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the Vienna Institute of Demography, provides a comprehensive look at key demographic ...
The pros and cons of supplementary materials in scientific publishing
10 hours ago
The ascendance of the Internet has changed academic publishing in ways that scientists are still adjusting to. A new commentary in The Auk: Ornithological Advances examines the costs and benefits of supplementary materials, ...
A rare small specimen discovered from the age of flying giants
15 hours ago
A rare small-bodied pterosaur, a flying reptile from the Late Cretaceous period approximately 77 million years ago, is the first of its kind to have been discovered on the west coast of North America.
Reconstructing the sixth century plague from a victim
17 hours ago
Before the infamous Black Death, the first great plague epidemic was the Justinian plague, which, over the course of two centuries, wiped out up to an estimated 50 million (15 percent) of the world's population throughout ...
Single women with personal wealth more likely to become entrepreneurs than men
23 hours ago
A new economic study by the University of Stirling and Royal Holloway, University of London has found evidence that there is a big difference in cash flow problems faced by men and women in the UK. They found single women ...
Creative mathematical tasks contribute to deeper learning in mathematics
Aug 30, 2016
Working with creative mathematical tasks is important for pupils both to reflect on mathematics as well as for their subsequent test results. Being faced with creative tasks during exercise has evident effects on all pupils, ...
Statistical study offers evidence of warning signs before Neolithic community collapse
Aug 30, 2016 report
(Phys.org)—A trio of researchers, two with the University of Maryland and the other with University College London has found that early Neolithic communities exhibited warning signs before collapsing. In their paper published ...
New species of pterosaur discovered in Patagonia
Aug 30, 2016
Scientists today announced the discovery of a new species of pterosaur from the Patagonia region of South America. The cranial remains were in an excellent state of preservation and belonged to a new species of pterosaur ...
Income and wealth inequality make recessions worse, research reveals
Aug 30, 2016
"The Great Recession is the biggest economic downturn since the Great Depression of the 1930s. If you can't make an argument that inequality matters for the severity of this downturn, then it's unlikely to matter much for ...