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Homo sapiens' drawing ability may relate to hunting techniques

Academics / General Science : Physorg: Other Sciences

Neanderthals had large brains and made complex tools but never demonstrated the ability to draw recognizable images, unlike early modern humans who created vivid renderings of animals and other figures on rocks and cave walls. That ...

NFL execs who lavish millions on violent criminals say ‘traitor’ Kaepernick not welcome on their teams

News : The Raw Story

Professional football players who commit violent crimes almost always get a second chance in the NFL, provided that they can still play well. However, it seems that many NFL executives are drawing a line against signing a player who...

MA: Violent Crime Levels Remain Low on MBTA, Transit Police Say

Industries / Transportation : MassTransit

Assaults and larcenies were up slightly on the MBTA last year compared with 2016, but violent crime on the transit system remained at historically low levels, according to officials and Transit Police statistics.

What's in a simple line drawing? Quite a lot, our brains say

Academics / General Science : ScienceDaily: Science Society

A new study using sophisticated brain scans shows how simple line drawings can capture the essence of a beach or a mountain for viewers just as well as a photograph would. Researchers found that viewing a "beach" scene depicted in a...

The Japanese traditional therapy, honokiol, blocks key protein in inflammatory brain damage

Academics / General Science : Science Codex

Microglia are the first line defence of the brain and are constantly looking for infections to fight off. Overactive microglia can cause uncontrolled inflammation within the brain, which can in turn lead to neuronal damage. New rese...


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