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Breakthrough On Understanding Demographic History Of Stone-Age Humans
2014-04-25 03:18:05

Uppsala University An international team led by researchers at Uppsala University and Stockholm University reports a breakthrough on understanding the demographic history of Stone-Age humans. A genomic analysis of eleven Stone-Age human remains from Scandinavia revealed that expanding Stone-age farmers assimilated local hunter-gatherers and that the hunter-gatherers were historically in lower numbers than the farmers. The study is published today, ahead of print, in the journal Science....

2013-04-23 23:04:00

Easy implementation, flexibility and stability key factors in decision. IPSWICH, Mass. / BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (PRWEB) April 23, 2013 Stockholm University in Sweden has selected EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) from EBSCO as its new custom discovery solution. The library wanted to provide more innovative services to its students and EDS provided them with the single interface they were looking for and the ability to navigate their searches through a native interface and an API. The library at...

Early Cyanobacteria Samples Tested For Building Blocks Of Life
2012-11-13 05:53:25

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Before DNA became the Earth's primary genetic material over 3.5 million years ago, scientists believe forms of life used RNA to encode genetic instructions. What came before RNA, though? A research team from Weber State University and the Stockholm University think the answer might be N-(2-aminoethyl)glycine AEG, a small molecule that when linked forms a hypothetical backbone for peptide nucleic acids. Scientists hypothesize that...

2012-02-01 16:03:55

A recently published article in Nature Chemistry by a research team at Stockholm University and the Polytechnic University of Valencia in Spain presents a new porous material that evinces unique properties for converting gasoline directly into diesel World fuel consumption is shifting more and more to diesel at the expense of gasoline. A recently published article in Nature Chemistry by a research team at Stockholm University and the Polytechnic University of Valencia in Spain presents a...

2010-03-31 11:07:40

The woolly mammoth died out suddenly and without a loss of genetic variation, all but ruling out climate change and inbreeding as possible causes of their extinction, according to a study published Tuesday in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B. According to a March 30 article by Marlowe Hood of the AFP, "The culprit might have been disease, humans or a catastrophic weather event, but was almost certainly not climate change." Furthermore, the scientists, including Anders Angerbjorn of...

2009-11-24 12:45:00

Men who suppress their frustrations about their work situations may be at an increased risk of heart attack, Swedish researchers reported Tuesday. "Covert coping is strongly related to increased risk of hard-endpoint cardiovascular disease," researchers wrote in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. Researchers at the Stress Research Unit at Stockholm University studied more than 2,700 male participants with an average age of 41 at the start of the study. Prior to the study, none...

2009-07-14 09:10:00

Wild birds of several species are dying in large numbers from a paralytic disease with hitherto unknown cause in the Baltic Sea area. A research team at Stockholm University, Sweden, led by Associate Professor Lennart Balk, has demonstrated strong relationships between this disease, breeding failure, and advanced thiamine (vitamin B1) deficiency in eggs, young, and adults. The results are presented in the article "Wild birds of declining European species are dying from a thiamine deficiency...

2009-05-06 08:14:01

The challenge of meeting future water needs under the impacts of climate change and rapidly growing human demands for water may be less bleak than widely portrayed a team of Swedish and German scientists saysIf the overall water resources in river basins were acknowledged and managed better, future food crises could be significantly reduced, say researchers from Stockholm Resilience Centre at Stockholm University, Stockholm Environment Institute and Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact...

2009-02-12 14:12:48

A leading scientist said on Thursday that atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide are hitting new highs, providing no indication that the world economic downturn is curbing industrial emissions, Reuters reported. Kim Holmen, research director at the Norwegian Polar Institute, said the measurements taken by a Stockholm University project on the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard off north Norway are in line with the long-term trend. Carbon dioxide is the main greenhouse gas emitted from human...

Word of the Day
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'