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2013-10-14 23:27:38

The Magic Wand®, the personal massager trusted by Americans for over 30 years, on Wednesday won the award for Favorite Sex Toy for Women in The Sex Awards, the first consumer-voted adult awards show to be broadcast on a national television network. Over 70,000 consumers voted before the deadline on August 25. Napa, Calif. (PRWEB) October 14, 2013 The Sex Awards were presented on October 9, 2013 in Hollywood, with a scheduled national broadcast date slated for January 2014, and were...

Scientists Find Living Relatives of Ötzi the Iceman
2013-10-13 08:08:50

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online A team of Austrian researchers have made a discovery that would put those genealogy websites to shame: they have located several living descendants of a 5,300-year-old human mummy. The prehistoric individual, known as Ötzi the Iceman, was originally found frozen in the Alps back in 1991, according to Steve Nolan of the Daily Mail. The so-called ice mummy suffered from the oldest case of Lyme disease recorded to date, and was...

European Hunter Gatherers And Farmers Mingled
2013-10-11 08:46:55

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A pair of new DNA-related studies, each appearing this week in the journal Science, shed new light on the history and evolution of European populations – including the revelation that hunter-gatherers and immigrant farmers lived together in the central part of the continent for more than 2,000 years. That discovery, reported in the paper “2000 Years of Parallel Societies in Stone Age Central Europe” by anthropologist...

2013-10-02 23:03:08

Grow Taller 4 Idiots, a method of growing 2-4 inches taller in eight weeks based on scientific methods, is now reviewed on Go and Get Healthy. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) October 03, 2013 A new review of Grow Taller 4 Idiots is now available on the Go and Get Healthy website. The product offers a safe system for growing 2-4 inches taller, used successfully by hundreds of thousands of people around the world. In the guide is information such as three important elements to height gain,...

2013-09-25 10:31:24

About 10,000 years ago, the Neolithic age ushered in one of the most dramatic periods of human cultural and technological transition, where independently, different world populations developed the domestication of plants and animals. The hunter-gatherers gave rise to herders and farmers. Changes to a more sedentary lifestyle and larger settlements are widely thought to have contributed to a worldwide human population explosion, from an estimated 4-6 million people to 60-70 million by 4,000...

Neanderthals May Have Made First Specialized Bone Tools
2013-09-21 08:08:41

April Flowers for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Sorting through tiny bone remnants in the University of California, Davis paleoanthropology lab in 2011, undergraduate student Naomi Martisius discovered a peculiar piece. The fragment she found was from a French archaeological site, and it turned out to be a part of an early, specialized bone tool used by a Neanderthal before the first modern humans appeared in Europe. "At the time, I had no idea about the impact of my...

2013-08-27 23:22:13

Maui'd Forever Offers new Kauai Hawaii Wedding Minister that does Jewish Ceremonies. Rev. Dale Rosenfeld provides services for Interfaith and Same Sex couples as well. Kauai, Hawaii (PRWEB) August 27, 2013 Maui’d Forever, a full-service wedding planner and coordinator, produces Destination Weddings on Oahu, Maui, Kauai and on the Big Island of Hawaii. With over 200 wedding service providers and vendors, Maui’d Forever offers custom designed teams that include the minister or...

Archaeologists Discover Richard III Remains Came Close To Being Destroyed
2013-08-23 14:16:32

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The remains of Richard III, which were first discovered last August, came very close to being destroyed, said archaeologists who were part of the dig team. The remains were found underneath a car park in Leicester, UK. A team from the University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS) have discovered during the second dig that a massive disturbance occurred at the Grey Friars church site sometime in the past that could have...

Understanding How Migration Patterns Shaped Native Ethnicity, Language
2013-08-20 09:02:39

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online During the past 12,000 years, the rich diversity of Native American ethnic and language groups of California took shape as migrating tribes. They settled first on the lush Pacific coast and then in progressively drier, less-vegetated habitats, according to a new study led by the University of Utah and published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). "Trying to explain why linguistic diversity is high in...


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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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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