Humanities and Social Sciences

Origin and spread of malaria

Health - Jun 12

Scientists reconstruct ancient genomes of the two most deadly malaria parasites, Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium falciparum. In a new study, an international team of researchers led by the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, reconstructed the evolutionary history and global spread of malaria over the past 5,500 years, identifying trade , warfare, and colonialism as major catalysts for its dispersal.

Earliest manuscript of Gospel about Jesus’s childhood discovered

History & Archeology

Papyrologists decipher manuscript fragment and date it to the 4th to 5th century. For decades, a papyrus fragment with the inventory number P.Hamb.Graec.

Career - May 22

Nearly a third of Welsh journalists are considering leaving the sector

A higher proportion of Welsh journalists are considering leaving the profession compared to those from across the UK, new analysis from Cardiff University shows.

Anthropology, a shared discipline

Social Sciences

Since 2022, anthropology has been in the spotlight at CNRS. Caroline Bodolec, the deputy scientific director behind this initiative, looks back at the main mediation actions around the discipline after it "put on a show" on April 30, 2024.

Environment - May 14

2023 was the hottest summer in two thousand years

Researchers have found that 2023 was the hottest summer in the Northern Hemisphere in the past two thousand years, almost four degrees warmer than the coldest summer during the same period.

Leprosy in the Middle Ages: New Insights on Transmission Pathways through Squirrels

Life Sciences

Researchers at the University of Basel and the University of Zurich have been able to prove that British squirrels carried leprosy bacteria as early as the Middle Ages.

Kinship and ancestry of the Celts in Baden-Württemberg

Life Sciences

Genetic analyses of Celtic burial mounds from 500 BCE reveal close relationships and provide new insights into the power structures of early Celtic elites.

Excavation indicates a major ancient migration to Timor Island

Earth Sciences

New archaeological evidence indicates that humans first reached the island of Timor in large numbers, challenging scientists' understanding of how an

Media - May 17

Orphan articles: the ’dark matter’ of Wikipedia


Wikipedia is the largest platform for open and freely accessible knowledge online yet, in a new study, researchers have found that around 15% of the content is effectively invisible to readers browsing within Wikipedia. They have developed a new tool to help overcome this.

Politics - May 7

More feelings of misinformation, more news avoidance, U-M study shows

Study: Feeling misinformed' The role of perceived difficulty in evaluating information online in news avoidance and news fatigue

Early Christian Altar Stone: Swarm Intelligence to Help with Reconstruction

Computer Science

Researchers from TU Graz and the University of Graz have digitised a broken altar stone from Lavant so that citizens can put it together on the internet. The aim is to achieve what generations of archaeologists have failed to do.

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