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Endurance running may be key to evolution of human body form

... report on the evolution of traits such as a small ridge at the base of our skulls, shoulders decoupled fro...d other good runners, pigs lack a so-called nuchal ridge at the base of their skulls which attaches to a broad band of tissue that keeps an animal's head ste...

New fossil may be closest yet to ancestor of all great apes

... lies in the same plane as the eyes. In monkeys, a ridge between the eyes interferes with the plane of vision. Pierolapithecus also had some more primitive, monkey-like features, such as a sloped face and short fingers and toes. Moy-Sol and his colleagues think this is a sign that various...

Research led by UGA professor reports first routine tool use by wild capuchin monkeys

...ery long time? Just as perplexing is a high rocky ridge nearby, on top of which are several anvil sites and the remains of hundreds of cracked palm nuts. Just how the small monkeys managed to lug the heavy stones to the top remains a mystery. There are, in fact, many such ridges in the area with anvil sit...

Molecular mechanism of feather formation found

...dges of ridges in the developing barb. "Each barb ridge grows in length by recruiting new cells, which proliferate at the growing base of the feather germ, to join the base of that barb ridge," Harris says. "The variations in the initial number of barb ridges will directly affect the shape, and consequent...

'Fish with chips' reporting from ocean top highlights at Census of Marine Life mid-point

...agging of baleenwhales show they use the mid-ocean ridge as a feedingarea and north-south migration route in the NorthAtlantic. Expansion of Near-shore Coverage: In a cooperativeeffort to catalog biodiversity in the near-shoreenvironment, scientists and volunteers are now workingat 80 official Census si...

A distinguished program training the next generation of conservation scientists

...S.A.) is studying formation and maintenance of the ridge and slough landscape in Everglades National Park (Homestead, Florida). The ridge and slough landscape, an ecologically critical region, has been deteriorating since drainage and com...

New biodiversity hotspots identified underground

...om 19 other cave areas. The authors predict that a ridge of high diversity occurs beyond the regions of Europe and North America. They suggest that that the ridge might include the southern Dinaric Mountains of southeastern Hercegovina, the western Caucasus in Ge...

Deep-spied fish

...started to wonder if these fish were coming to the ridge to aggregate and spawn," says Sutton, "This is the...gger would be." Adding further to the idea of the ridge as a saltwater desert oasis, the MAR-ECO team was surprised to find lush growth on many parts of the...

OHSU study aims to halt Alzheimer's by blocking enzyme

...laques inside the hippocampus, a curved, elongated ridge deep in the brain that controls learning and memory, and the cerebral cortex, the surface layer of gray matter of the cerebrum where sensory and motor information is coordinated. The gamma secretase enzyme is made up of a complex of four proteins, a...

Soft materials buckle up for measurement

...e-like features, akin to corrugated cardboard. The ridge spacing is related to the modulus ratio between the film and the soft substrate. Since the mechanical properties of the sensor film was known, the researchers could calculate the stiffness of the soft material underneath. In the journal article, t...

Remote island provides clues on population growth, environmental degradation

...ltural terraces all around the island. Many of the ridge tops are flattened and there are staircases carved into the mountainsides. Arable land and access to fishing grounds were limited, and the farming areas and fish traps would have been well defended." The findings and satellite maps taken by Kennett...

Fingerprint technology pioneered in Leicester -- to identify the dead

...derly female pads showed more cracking and loss of ridge details than males in the series captured. Greasy fingers or the use of hand creams decreased the ability to capture images. Grease, creams or sweaty fingers lead to the persistence of fingerprints on the scanner pad which caused smudged images or mu...

'Good vibrations' from deep-sea smokers may keep fish out of hot water

...ght" being the operative word because the volcanic ridge you're tooling along is nearly 1.5 miles below the surface. The term "where the sun don't shine" perfectly describes the place. It's pitch black.Darn, but what's that loud rumbling up ahead?Must be one of those pesky black smokers. Some of those babi...

Volcanic plumbing dictates development of deep-sea hydrothermal vents

...hers wrote in their study. A big question in the ridge community has been: What is the connection between...ivity reaches the sea floor, and both sides of the ridge are flat and wide, with an abundance of lava being erupted. The non-aligned zones, where magma upwel...

New deep-sea hydrothermal vents, life form discovered

...ogy of the East Pacific Rise, one of the mid-ocean ridge systems where new crust is made as the earth spreads apart to release molten lava. "Each new vent site has the potential to reveal new discoveries in interactions between hot rocks beneath the seafloor, the fluids that interact with those rocks and...

NJIT professor says certain home shapes and roofs hold up best in hurricane

...hened. Certain areas of a building such as the ridge of a roof, corners and eaves are normally subject ...connection between the internal space and the roof ridge considered to be the location of the largest depression. This connection helps balance pressures lea...

International team to honor 30th anniversary of deep-sea vent discovery in Galpagos

...zation that will help run the public event. The ridge marks the area where the Earth's tectonic plates s...ot lava rising from the mantle. In and around the ridge are hydrothermal vents, volcanic structures that look like chimneys and gush super-hot, mineral-rich...

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