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Late Meroitic grave
2014-07-18 04:00:15

An international team of researchers has found new evidence that our prehistoric ancestors had a detailed understanding of plants long before the development of agriculture.

2014-07-17 16:15:14

Research led by the University of York has highlighted the potential cancer risk in non-smokers – particularly young children – of tobacco smoke gases and particles deposited to surfaces and dust in the home.

2014-06-19 13:00:09

A new study by scientists at the University of York has shed new light on the use of mollusc shells as personal adornments by Bronze Age people.

2014-04-25 09:26:45

New research led by a scientist at the University of York reveals that a process that forms a key element in the development of the nervous system may also play a pivotal role in the spread of breast cancer.

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

Archaeologists at the University of York are challenging the traditional view that Neanderthal childhood was difficult, short and dangerous.

2014-02-04 11:40:48

A team of researchers has found that British people travelling abroad for medical treatment are often unaware of the potential health and financial consequences they could face.

Study Compares Genetics Of Three Commercially Farmed Sheep Breeds
2014-01-30 10:03:52

A new study highlights surprising differences between Herdwick sheep and their closest neighboring UK upland breeds.

Dietary Fiber Better Digested With The Help Of Gut Bacteria
2014-01-20 04:07:58

Scientists from the US, the UK, Canada and Sweden have discovered how our bodies process dietary fiber, a substance which can improve digestion and help people control their weight by making them feel full faster.

2014-01-17 11:34:13

Research involving scientists at the University of York has provided important new information about transmission of human leishmaniasis, a group of infectious diseases which kills more than 100,000 people a year.

2013-12-27 10:39:02

Human beings are highly efficient at recognizing familiar faces, even from very poor quality images.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.