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  • The research team studied the microbial diversity in people from this remote Yanomami village in the High Orinoco region of Amazonas State, Venezuela. | Oscar Noya Amerindian villagers from the Venezuelan Amazon, who had no previously documented contact with Western peoples, host perhaps the...
  • Smartphone data may be used in the future to send out early warnings about major earthquakes such as the 2011 Tohoku quake and tsunami in Japan. | William Saito / CC-BY-NC-ND 2.0 The GPS sensors in smartphones could be used as part of a crowdsourcing system to issue early earthquake and tsunami...
  • When babies see an object behave in an unexpected way — appearing to pass through a wall or levitating in the air — they are more likely to make a concentrated effort to learn about the object than if it behaved as expected, new findings published in the 3 April issue of Science report. The study...
  • Ebola virus taken from patient blood samples in Mali in November 2014 are helping researchers re-calculate the virus' rate of evolution. | NIAID A new study suggests that the virus responsible for the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa is not evolving as quickly as earlier reports had suggested...
  • Three-dimensional (3D) solids can be printed quickly and continuously from puddles of liquid resin, researchers report in the 20 March issue of the journal Science . Their approach applies a careful balance of oxygen and light to print solid objects from a liquid pool in minutes instead of hours —...
  • Vaccination campaigns like this one held in February in Monrovia, Liberia can help close the vaccination gap caused by the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. | UNMEER / CC BY-ND 2.0 Countries hit hardest by the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa could face a second public health disaster if efforts...
  • This photo of the LD 350-1 mandible was taken steps from where it was found by graduate student Chalachew Seyoum. | Kaye Reed A piece of an ancient jawbone discovered in eastern Africa suggests that the genus Homo , to which all modern humans belong, arose almost half a million years earlier than...
  • DNA from an underwater archaeological site off the coast of England suggests that wheat made its way to the region about 2,000 years before humans started farming it there. This discovery implies that Britain's hunter-gatherers traded with nearby farmers for the cereal grain long before they...
  • Sunbathers can experience cancer-causing DNA damage up to three hours after they've left the beach or the tanning bed, according to a new study. Surprisingly, this delayed response takes place in cells containing the skin pigment melanin, which is usually thought to block harmful ultraviolet...
  • SAN JOSE, California — Faculty careers are shut off to all individuals with Ph.D.s except those from a small number of universities, a new study of 19,000 faculty hiring decisions reveals. The research appears in the 12 February issue of the open-access journal Science Advances . Aaron Clauset...