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People with ADHD-like traits may have an evolutionary advantage when it comes to finding food in the wild. In a new experiment, researchers found that individuals with distinguishing qualities of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, like difficulty regulating where they focus their attention, and restlessness, have better foraging strategies than those with more neurotypical traits. The
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Scientists are investigating whether an oral drug sprinkled with gold nanoparticles could one day treat neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s and multiple sclerosis. The experimental medicine, called CNM-Au8, has now shown success in boosting the brain’s metabolism in phase II clinical trials. Research on the safety and efficacy of the daily drug is still ongoing, but
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Researchers on the hunt to settle a long-standing debate ended up rewriting the timeline of ancient human history in the process. For years, archaeologists have argued over an ancient culture with the unwieldy title: the Lincombian-Ranisian-Jerzmanowician technocomplex. Even scientists know that’s a mouthful, so they call it the LRJ for short. The LRJ is characterized
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Archaeologists discovered human remains ceremonially adorned with buckets on their feet and rings around their necks in a 1,000-year-old cemetery, reports say. Archaeologists discovered the mass grave holding over 107 skeletons in what is believed to have been a pagan-era cemetery near Kyiv, Ukraine. The mysterious burial site provided a glimpse into the Dark Ages,
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Underneath a temple in the ancient ruined city of Taposiris Magna on the Egyptian coast, archaeologists uncovered a vast, spectacular tunnel that experts are referring to as a “geometric miracle”. During ongoing excavations and exploration of the temple, Kathleen Martinez of the University of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic and colleagues uncovered the structure
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Scientists are predicting a worldwide fall in family sizes before the end of the century, as families get more ‘vertical’ – meaning more grandparents and great-grandparents, and fewer cousins, nieces, and nephews. In a new study by an international team of researchers, mathematical models were used alongside existing population records and projections to calculate an
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Our lives are becoming increasingly data driven. Our phones monitor our time and internet usage and online surveys discern our opinions and likes. These data harvests are used for telling us how well we’ve slept or what we might like to buy. Numbers are becoming more important for everyday life, yet people’s numerical skills are