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2014-04-24 12:50:08

Big brains do not explain why only humans use sophisticated language, according to researchers who have discovered that even a species of pond life communicates by similar methods. Dr Thom Scott-Phillips of Durham University's Department of Anthropology, led research into Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a type of bacteria common in water and soil, which showed that they communicated in a way that was previously thought to be unique to humans and perhaps some other primates. The bacteria used...

Neanderthal Childhood Wasn't As Tough As Previously Believed
2014-04-10 05:18:46

University of York Archaeologists at the University of York are challenging the traditional view that Neanderthal childhood was difficult, short and dangerous. A research team from PALAEO (Centre for Human Palaeoecology and Evolutionary Origins) and the Department of Archaeology at York offer a new and distinctive perspective which suggests that Neanderthal children experienced strong emotional attachments with their immediate social group, used play to develop skills and played a...

2014-04-08 04:22:40

A multi-million USD contract encompasses the administration of Wesleyan Closed Books HOLON, Israel, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sapiens International Corporation, (NASDAQ and TASE: SPNS), a leading global provider of software solutions for the insurance industry, with an emerging focus on the broader financial services sector, announced today that Wesleyan Assurance Society (Wesleyan), a Birmingham-based mutual offering specialist financial advice and solutions to niche...

2014-03-24 23:28:38

"Why the Universe Bothers to Exist" offers a striking breakthrough in the origins controversy, wherein the debate is now resolved. (PRWEB) March 24, 2014 According to the author, Adam and Eve became the first fully sentient humans upon partaking of the tree of knowledge in the Garden of Eden. Upon their disobedience, the “fall” results as God had warned. Their souls are banished to Homo sapiens recipients, prepared by God through His control of natural process on planet...

Understanding Binge Eating And Obesity
2014-03-19 16:49:17

[ Watch The Video: Studying Food Reward and Motivation in Humans ] The Journal of Visualized Experiments A key challenge in evaluating anti-obesity treatment is determining how to objectively measure a person's desire to eat; with concerns about obesity on the rise, a research team from the University of Cambridge shares a possible solution Researchers at the University of Cambridge have developed a novel method for evaluating the treatment of obesity-related food behavior. In...

Cattle Domestication Helped People Develop Tolerance To Lactose
2014-03-14 08:26:09

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While most people lose the ability to digest the milk sugar lactose after infancy, some populations retain high levels of an enzyme called lactase, which allows them to continue to reap the nutritive benefits of milk – and now the authors of a new study believe they have discovered the genetic origins of this particular trait. In the study, an international team of experts detail how they investigated lactase persistence in...

Europeans' Appearance Altered Over Five Millennia Of Natural Selection
2014-03-12 05:27:21

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A great deal of research has been focused on the factors that have influenced the human genome since the end of the last Ice Age. An international team of scientists—including anthropologists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), geneticists at University College London (UCL), and archaeologists from Berlin and Kiev—has analyzed ancient DNA from skeletons, finding that natural selection has had a major effect on the human...

2014-03-05 04:24:08

This win of Sapiens IDIT Software Suite follows its XCelent Award win for both Advanced Technology and Breadth of Functionality in EMEA HOLON, Israel, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sapiens International Corporation N.V. (NASDAQ and TASE: SPNS), a leading global provider of software solutions for the insurance industry, with an emerging focus on the broader financial services sector, announced today that Sapiens IDIT has been named a winner of the XCelent Advanced Technology...

2014-03-04 04:23:01

Hiscox chooses Sapiens IDIT Software Suite as common platform for its global retail insurance business HOLON, Israel, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sapiens International Corporation [http://www.sapiens.com ], (NASDAQ and TASE: SPNS), a leading global provider of software solutions for the insurance industry, with an emerging focus on the broader financial services sector, announced today that global specialist insurer Hiscox (LSE:HSX), has selected the Sapiens IDIT Software...

The Rules Of Modern Development Also Applied To Ancient Settlements
2014-02-13 13:38:23

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online University of Colorado Boulder researchers, publishing a paper in the journal PLOS ONE, say ancient cities worked as well as modern urban areas. The team developed mathematical models describing how modern cities change as their populations grow and compared results with Aztec settlements in central Mexico. “This study suggests that there is a level at which every human society is actually very similar,” Scott Ortman, assistant...


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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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  • To think; to imagine; to fancy.
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The word 'ween' comes from Middle English wene, from Old English wēn, wēna ("hope, weening, expectation"), from Proto-Germanic *wēniz, *wēnōn (“hope, expectation”), from Proto-Indo-European *wen- (“to strive, love, want, reach, win”).
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