Babies are willing to give up food, showing altruism begins in infancy, study says

Picture this: a 19-month-old hungry baby picks up a delicious snack, but instead of gobbling it up gives it to an adult who appears to want it, too. Now imagine dozens of different babies of the same age doing the same. And that’s exactly what happened during a study published Tuesday that tests the beginnings of altruism in humans.

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Voice of a 3,000-year-old Egyptian mummy reproduced by 3-D printing a vocal tract

The team were able to accurately reproduce a single sound, which sounds a bit like a long, exasperated “meh” without the “m.” David Howard, one of the academics behind the project, describes it as falling somewhere between the vowels in the English words “bed” and “bad.”

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Prehistoric scorpion is earliest known animal to venture from sea onto land

(CNN) A 437 – million-year old scorpion was the earliest known creature to venture from sea onto land, a new study has found, shedding new light on one of the earliest chapters in the planet’s evolutionary history. Scientists believe the fossilized remains of the prehistoric scorpion are the oldest

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Exercise advice on food labels could help reduce obesity, researchers say

(CNN) Food labels detailing how much exercise is needed to burn off a product’s caloriecontent could help to combat obesity, according to UK researchers.Physical activity calorie equivalent (PACE) labels could improve on labels that identify only calories and nutrient content, according to a new scientific review.

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