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human language
2015-04-01 09:18:00

Prevailing theories suggest that human language evolved slowly from a series of simple grunts and noises, to a complex spoken language between 75,000 and 100,000 years ago. But now, according to a new study in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, researchers believe the rise of complex language took place relatively rapidly, not as a series of gradual changes as has been described previously.

2015-04-01 04:22:06

Closed Books is an end-to-end system specifically designed for cost- and process-efficient legacy portfolio administration HOLON, Israel, April 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

beards
2015-03-30 08:25:08

Growing a long, elaborate beard may be about more than just wanting sweet facial hair or trying to look like those Duck Dynasty guys: It may be one way for male humans to show dominance in an increasingly competitive world, new research from Swiss and Australian claims.

2015-03-18 04:22:22

The financial institution anticipates even greater operational savings and improved time to market for new products through the expanded use of Sapiens DECISION across multiple lines of business HOLON,

2015-03-09 08:35:06

Sapiens leverages "Old Co-New Co" implementation approach to enable an efficient Wesleyan operating environment for both closed books and new business HOLON, Israel, March 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/

2015-02-24 04:23:48

Sapiens' next generation software suite to manage Wesleyan's end-to-end policy administration, enabling the financial mutual to achieve its ambitious business goals HOLON, Israel, February

2015-02-18 08:36:29

Sapiens IDIT system to replace legacy environment with modern technology and capabilities to enable process and cost efficiencies, and speed time to market HOLON, Israel, February 18, 2015

2015-01-28 08:37:16

HOLON, Israel, January 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Sapiens International Corporation [http://www.sapiens.com ], (NASDAQ and TASE: SPNS), a leading global provider of software

proto-primates
2015-01-20 13:02:24

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online One of the earliest primates, Purgatorius, was a small, rodent-like mammal thought to have lived along forest floors after the extinction of the dinosaurs. However, a new study – based on the creatures’ ankle bones from researchers at Yale University – has found that these "proto-primates" actually lived in trees. Researchers had suspected that Purgatorius lived in trees at one point, but thought they started out on the ground....

seven-year itch divorce
2015-01-20 10:26:15

It seems like most divorces happen around the seven-year mark, "the seven-year itch," as it's been termed. But how much science is there behind this trend? Biological anthropologist Helen Fisher digs into the phenomenon and finds some surprising correlations.


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Homo sapiens
2013-09-24 13:55:52

Homo sapiens is the scientific name for the human species. Homo is the human genus, which also includes Neanderthals and various other extinct species of hominid. H. sapiens is the only surviving species of the genus Homo. Modern humans are the subspecies Homo sapiens sapiens, distinguished from their direct ancestor, Homo sapiens idaltu (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homo_sapiens_idaltu). Subspecies of H. sapiens include Homo sapiens idaltu, roughly translated as “elder wise human” and...

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2007-01-02 11:08:06

The common chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes), also known as the robust chimpanzee, is a great ape. Basic facts Common chimpanzees are found in the tropical forests and wet savannas of Western and Central Africa. They once inhabited most of this region, but their habitat has been dramatically reduced in recent years. Adults in the wild weigh between 88 and 143 lbs (40 and 65 kg). Males can measure up to 63 inches (160 cm) and females up to 51 inches (130 cm). They are lighter than humans...

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gammon
  • To play, gamble.
  • To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.
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