Chance is often associated with “the roll of the dice,” or the turn of a slot machine.So if we want to define “chance”, perhaps the best definition we can find is that chance – where there are one or more unguided, purposeless events – produces some sort of result.Thu, May 26, 2016 A piece of international research led by the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country has retrieved the mitogenome of a fossil belonging to the first Homo sapiens population in Europe.The idea that there is something called chance is so firmly rooted in our culture that even Christians speak of it as real. The sense is that the appearance of design by a purposeful Designer is simply the result of purposeless, unguided events – design is an illusion.Thu, Sep 21, 2017 A detailed study of Easter Island's farming potential reveals the population may have reached 17,500 people in its heyday, which could help unravel the mystery of its giant statues.Thu, Aug 03, 2017 Tens of thousands of years of controlled burns, forest management and clear-cutting have implications for modern conservation efforts and shatter the image of the 'untouched' tropical forest.
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 DNA analysis of present-day populations in the Chachapoyas region of Peru indicates that the original inhabitants were not uprooted en masse by the Inca Empire's expansion into this area hundreds of years ago.
Fri, Dec 08, 2017 Classical scholars from the Cluster of Excellence discover a large number of sealings in southeast Turkey -- more than 1,000 sealings give new insights into the Greco-Roman pantheon.
Thu, Nov 23, 2017 The plague-causing bacterium Yersinia pestis may have first come to Europe with the large-scale migration of steppe nomads in the Stone Age, millennia before the first known historical epidemics.
Tue, Jul 04, 2017 Mitochondrial DNA from Neanderthal individual who died in Swabian Jura in modern-day southwest Germany suggests that Neanderthals received genetic contribution from Africa by hominins that are closely related to modern humans more than 220,000 years ago.
Fri, Apr 07, 2017 Huddersfield researchers confirm spread of agriculture throughout Europe followed migration into the Mediterranean from the Near East -- thousands of years earlier than widely believed.