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2009-12-29 08:45:00

The timing of molar emergence and its relation to growth and reproduction in apes was reported by two scientists at Arizona State University's Institute of Human Origins in the Dec. 28 online early edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). From the smallest South American monkeys to the largest African apes, the timing of molar development and eruption is closely attuned to many fundamental aspects of a primate's biology, according to Gary Schwartz, a researcher...

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2009-08-14 06:30:00

Thousands of years ago, early humans formed higher quality stone tools by putting the rocks in a fire. The 72,000-year-old evidence has been dug up in Africa, researchers announced in of the journal Science. The discovery predates the first evidence of this kind of skill by 45,000 years, reported Curtis Marean, a paleoanthropologist at the Institute of Human Origins, and a co-writer of the report. "Heat treatment technology begins with a genius moment - someone discovers that heating stone...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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