WASHINGTON, Nov. 24 (UPI) — NASA just released a photo of the ‘best view’ of Jupiter’s moon Europa. —> Read More Here
Technology giant Philips is developing the system with Israeli firm RealView, and it has already been trialled during heart surgery. —> Read More Here
Remains of an ancient settlement, complete with a ruined pottery workshop, were discovered on the bottom of the Aegean sea off the small island of Delos. —> Read More Here
WOODS HOLE, Mass., Nov. 24 (UPI) — Scientists have now used an underwater robot to create 3D images of Antarctic sea ice. —> Read More Here
European Space Agency scientists have released what it sounded like when Philae made it’s first touchdown on the dusty surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. —> Read More Here
Were humans born to war?
Or is warfare a recent, rare development in our history?
A study of observations of chimpanzees earlier this year brought the fundamental questions of warfare’s origins and prevalence to the fore. Ongoing studies of the remains of early human civilizations have a lot to add to the debate.
Scholars are divided into two schools of thought on the issue. Some (such as Choi and Bowles) argue that warfare goes back to at least the first appearance of fully modern humans 200,000 years ago. Others (such as Fry and Söderberg) suggest that warfare is a more modern, much less common phenomenon only arising under very specific conditions. Evidence in the ongoing debate consists of studies of contemporary hunter-gatherers, prehistoric cave art, and primatology.
As an archaeologist I am often knee-deep in the dirt, and I prefer searching for tangible evidence of what happened in the past.
Unfortunately the archaeological record is far from complete, and only a small percentage of ancient objects are preserved well enough to recover. Thus, archaeology is part CSI, —> Read More Here
Audie Cornish speaks with Mildred Dresselhaus about receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her work in physics. The 84-year-old is a professor of Physics and Electrical Engineering at MIT.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Measuring the thickness of Antarctic sea ice, an important gauge of environmental conditions in this remote polar region in a time of global climate change, has proven to be a tricky task. But an underwater robot is providing a nice solution.
The Committee on Space Research (COSPAR), an international scientific organization, will have its 2018 meeting in Pasadena, California, hosted by Caltech and supported by JPL.
The protests in Ferguson, Mo. are just the most recent in a decades-long history of civil unrest following violence against unarmed African Americans. —> Read More Here