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DNA study narrows Eurasian split from East Asians

By Fri, Nov 07, 2014 1:10PM UTC

BERLIN (AP) — A study of ancient DNA suggests the human populations now predominant in Eurasia and East Asia split between 36,200 and 45,000 years ago. Researchers used new techniques to analyze genetic samples from a young man who died at least 36,200 years ago near Kostenki-Borshchevo in what is

Illinois: educating tomorrow’s leaders

By Wed, Nov 05, 2014 7:36PM UTC Illinois: educating tomorrow’s leaders

Home to globally acclaimed architecture, a thriving arts culture and, importantly, the city of Chicago, the US state of Illinois is unrivalled in its capacity to offer students from all over the globe numerous opportunities for intellectual and personal growth. A vibrant, culturally diverse state, Illinois is renowned for its

Thailand: ASEAN’s budding astronomers look to the stars

By Wed, Nov 05, 2014 7:00AM UTC Thailand: ASEAN’s budding astronomers look to the stars

With the opening of AEC (ASEAN Economic Community) next year, government agencies, businesses and travel organizations are all busy trying to decipher exactly how their status quo will be challenged by new regulations and increased opportunities.

10 ways scientists changed our lives by accident

By Tue, Nov 04, 2014 7:19PM UTC Scientist a's accidental discovery of Coca Cola triggered a new age of soft drink popularity. Pic: Shutterstock.

Did you know that Coca Cola was discovered in 1886 while trying to cure a headache? One could be forgiven for assuming that this titan of global branding was developed by a catering wizard, beverage expert or shrewd professional intent on making their millions- yet no such individual spawned the

Rebuilding futures with Health Sciences

By Tue, Nov 04, 2014 7:09PM UTC Speech pathology tuition at Curtin University. Pic: Curtin University.

Earlier this year, Janet Beilby from Curtin University’s School of Psychology and Speech Pathology won the Innovation in Education Prize for her development of an innovative virtual patient called ‘Jim’. Dr Beilby worked with an international team of researchers to develop the computer-based avatar, which has been programmed with a variety of responses that challenge

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