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Men Seek Out Heavier Women In Stressful Times
2012-08-09 13:51:19

John Neumann for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research from England has concluded that men in stressful life situations tend to seek out larger women, despite traditionally seeking younger, thinner females under normal circumstances, writes Nick Crumpton for BBC News. The study found that the group of men exposed to tasks that were designed to put them under pressure gave significantly higher ratings to the normal weight and overweight figures than the non-stressed group did,...

What Did Early Hominins Eat?
2012-08-09 08:16:46

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An international team of scientists has reconstructed the dietary preferences of 3 groups of hominins found in South Africa. The paper, “Evidence for diet but not landscape use in South African early hominins," is a joint effort between the Ecole Normale Supérieure, the Université de Toulouse Paul Sabatier, and the University of the Witwatersrand and has been selected for Advanced Online Publication in...

2012-08-02 23:02:06

August 5, 2012 is the 50-year anniversary of the passing of Marilyn Monroe. Her amazing lips are the subject of part 2 of the unique 5-part daily series on the legendary icon by leading permanent makeup expert Sally Hayes. This unique tribute to Marilyn Monroe explores what the true American beauty would look like today with modern cosmetic tattooing techniques applied to her unforgettable face. The Modernizing Marilyn Monroe Tribute is displayed exclusively on...

Body Piercings: NY Teens Must Now Have Parental Consent
2012-08-01 08:54:59

[ Watch the Video: "Body Piercing Regrets" ] Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Teenagers in New York looking to express themselves with body piercings should look for a different method. A new law surrounding body piercing was recently passed by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. The New York Daily News recently reported that teens under 18 in New York will need permission from their parents´ to pierce body parts other than their ears. In regards to...

2012-07-31 23:03:48

Following the return of an Idahoan´s wedding ring, Broken Promises comments on the sanctity of marriage and sentimental value of rings, imploring the bridal jewelry industry to be honest about tungsten carbide. (PRWEB) July 31, 2012 On July 31, 2012, the Broken Promises Coalition issued a statement following the story of a true testament to the importance of wedding rings that couples take their vows with, emphasizing the coalition´s belief that the bridal jewelry industry must be...

Later Stone Age Emerged Earlier In South Africa
2012-07-31 06:01:49

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Two recent articles in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences show that the Later Stone Age (LSA) and Modern Culture both emerged much earlier than was previously thought. A team of international scientists from South Africa, France, Italy, Norway, the USA and Britain dated and directly analyzed organic objects found in the archaeological layers at Border Cave, South Africa in the Lebombo Mountains near the border of...

2012-07-28 23:00:26

European Wax Center Seal Beach will be providing free waxing for the week leading up to their August 9th Grand Opening. Seal Beach, CA (PRWEB) July 28, 2012 Seal Beach, California residents are excited to welcome the latest European Wax Center location to their community on August 4th, as they will soon be enjoying upscale full body waxing services at affordable pricing. The new location boasts EWC´s exclusive Comfort Wax, providing a far less painful waxing experience. Residents can...

Hunter-gatherers And Westerners Use Same Amount Of Energy
2012-07-27 08:23:03

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Despite what some choose to theorize, when looking back on our ancestors, our society is not growing obese due to the change in cultural lifestyle when compared to those in the hunter-gatherer days. Some believed that because modern lifestyles were different from those of our hunter-gatherer ancestors, then it could be the cause of the global rise in obesity. However, a study published in the journal PLoS ONE found that there is no...


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Primatology
2013-10-02 13:00:50

Primatology is the study of primates that focuses on their behaviors and possible evolution. Those who practice this science, known as primatologists, focus on primates in the wild and in laboratory settings. There are many different sub-divisions of primatology that differ based on methodology and theory, but the two major branches are Western primatology and Japanese primatology. There share basic principles, but differ culturally and in many other regards. Western primatology originated...

Zooarchaeology
2013-09-30 13:29:48

Zooarchaeology is the study of animal remains including shells, bones, hides, scales, DNA, chitin, and hair. Shells and bones are most frequently studied because these do not decay at a fast rate, but most remains do not survive because they break or decompose. In eastern areas of North America, Zooarchaeology developed over three periods. The first, known as the Formative period, occurred in the 1860s and was not a specific area of study at that time. The second period, known as the...

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  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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