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2012-02-21 14:13:22

University of Miami anthropological linguist studies the anumeric language of an Amazonian tribe; the findings add new perspective to the way people acquire knowledge, perception and reasoning Most people learn to count when they are children. Yet surprisingly, not all languages have words for numbers. A recent study published in the journal of Cognitive Science shows that a few tongues lack number words and as a result, people in these cultures have a difficult time performing common...

2012-02-21 11:45:19

How they won Rugby World Cup through height, mass and collective experience Rugby teams with the tallest backs, heaviest forwards, and greatest amount of collective experience are likely to be the most successful at World Cup level, reveals research published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. The researchers collected information on the weight, height and age of all players, including starters and substitutes who took part in Rugby World Cup matches between 1987 and...

2012-02-17 16:00:00

Over 45 companies are launching new products at this year´s Molecular Medicine TRI-CON. Products can be viewed in the exhibit hall on February 21-22. Needham, MA (PRWEB) February 17, 2012 Cambridge Healthtech Institute announces 47 exhibitors & sponsors to showcase new products at the 19th Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference, taking place February 19-23, at the Moscone North Convention Center, San Francisco, CA. The Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference is the predominant event on the...

2012-02-13 13:00:00

Dr. Sablinski will describe a new “open source” model for clinical development. Waltham, Massachusetts (PRWEB) February 13, 2012 Headlining this year´s OpenClinica Global Conference is Dr. Tomasz Sablinski, a leading clinical research innovator who is challenging the current model of drug development. Dr. Sablinski will talk about how barriers to delivering new medical treatments via clinical development can be overcome by borrowing from contemporary concepts of...

2012-02-01 15:00:00

Mr. Rhythm´s preschool musicals and plays are ideal for children from preschool to first grade. (PRWEB) February 01, 2012 Mr. Rhythm´s Children´s Plays (http://www.mrrhythmschildrensmusic.com) has debuted as a new all-inclusive easily downloadable program for teachers to use to perform preschool musicals and mini plays for children of preschool age and beyond. All plays include music, a script, which is easily customizable to the needs of students, an invitation, a program,...

2012-01-28 09:00:00

Increased social acceptability of and interest in tattoos has driven demand for them, which ultimately increased the pool of potential customers who may regret their initial decision and want their tattoos removed by this industry´s practitioners. Although the recession caused drops in disposable income that flowed onto the industry as reduced demand, heightened unemployment as a result of the recession actually supported the Tattoo Removal Practitioners industry because many job seekers...

2012-01-26 11:45:37

A new study, using genetic analysis to look for clues about human migration over sixty thousand years ago, suggests that the first modern humans settled in Arabia on their way from the Horn of Africa to the rest of the world. Led by the University of Leeds and the University of Porto in Portugal, the study is published today in American Journal of Human Genetics and provides intriguing insight into the earliest stages of modern human migration, say the researchers. "A major unanswered...

2012-01-25 08:00:00

With Valentine's Day around the corner, those in the market for a Valentine should look for a lefty. Lefties tend to have looks, brains, creativity and empathy - very important qualities in a lover. The lefthandstore.com shows how lefties are more romantic, and make better Valentines. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) January 25, 2012 Anyone in the market for a Valentine should look for a lefty. Lefties tend to have looks, brains, creativity and empathy - very important qualities in a lover....

2012-01-26 03:00:00

Indigo Furniture´s Wedding Gift List has been launched as the perfect way for newlyweds to start their married lives together with all of their dream furniture in their home. Introduced after couples from all over the UK set about planning their wedding presents from Indigo Furniture´s website, the Wooden Furniture Designer, based in the heart of the Peak District, decided to make it easier for couples to plan their dream wedding gift list. (PRWEB) January 26, 2012 Organised and...

2012-01-24 11:04:17

After the huge 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the chairman of BP referred to the victims of the spill as the “small people.” He explained it as awkward word choice by a non-native speaker of English, but the authors of a new paper published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, wondered if there was something real behind it. In their study, they found that people who feel powerful tend to overestimate their own height–they...


Latest Anthropology Reference Libraries

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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