Scientists reveal how seascapes of the ancient world shaped genetic structure of European populations — ScienceDaily

Trinity scientists, along with international colleagues, have explored the importance of sea travel in prehistory by examining the genomes of ancient Maltese humans and comparing these with the genomes of…

Changes in vegetation shaped global temperatures over last 10,000 years — ScienceDaily

Follow the pollen. Records from past plant life tell the real story of global temperatures, according to research from a climate scientist at Washington University in St. Louis. Warmer temperatures…

Can artificial intelligence reveal why languages change over time? American Sign Language is shaped by the people who use it to make communication easier — ScienceDaily

The way we speak today isn’t the way that people talked thousands — or even hundreds — of years ago. William Shakespeare’s line, “to thine own self be true,” is…

How Your Sense of Direction Is Shaped by Where You Grew Up

As a child in Chicago, Stephanie de Silva found that the city helped her get where she was going. Streets had directional names like “West” or “North,” and they often…

Findings identify hundreds of new genomic loci that help explain how the brain is shaped — ScienceDaily

An international team of scientists has used atlases of the human brain informed by genetics to identify hundreds of genomic loci. Loci is plural for locus, and in genetics indicates…