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2014-05-06 12:22:08

ARLINGTON, Va., May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Trucking Associations is pleased to welcome Christopher Spear as the association's newest vice president and chief of legislative affairs. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100129/ATALOGO "Chris has a long career on Capitol Hill and in the federal government and we're thrilled to have him as part of our advocacy team," said ATA President and CEO Bill Graves. "Chris also brings a wealth of experience from the...

2012-07-19 11:18:43

Unique arm morphology in Neanderthals was likely caused by scraping activities such as hide preparation, not spear thrusting as previously theorized, according to research published July 18 in the open access journal PLoS ONE. The researchers, led by Colin Shaw of the University of Cambridge, took muscle measurements of modern men performing three different spear thrusting tasks and four different scraping tasks. They found that muscle activity was significantly higher on the left side of...

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2009-07-21 09:29:02

The wound that ultimately killed a Neandertal man between 50,000 and 75,000 years was most likely caused by a thrown spear, the kind modern humans used but Neandertals did not, according to Duke University-led research. "What we've got is a rib injury, with any number of scenarios that could explain it," said Steven Churchill, an associate professor of evolutionary anthropology at Duke. "We're not suggesting there was a blitzkrieg, with modern humans marching across the land and executing the...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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