The pretty face of a woman who lived more than 13,000 years ago in what is now Thailand, and is considered a likely descendant of the first humans to populate Southeast Asia, is seeing the light of day. Scientists have created a digital reconstuction of the woman's face based on skeletal remains found in 2002 in the Tham Lod rock shelter in northwest Thailand. Though fragmented, the remains included the bones of the skull and teeth. [ Images: A New Face for Ötzi the Iceman Mummy ] It appears the body was laid to rest on its left side in a flexed position and with a hammerstone (stone used as a hammer) across the forearm. Above the burial was a circle with five large pebbles and rounded limestone fragments. This could be interpreted as being part of the woman's burial ritual, but that's just speculation, as graves have been shown to be highly variable across the region, the researchers said. Dating bones A Thai research team, led by Rasmi Shoocongdej, a … [Read more...] about Stone Age woman had modern-looking face
The popularity of Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference has seen a steep upward slope since the introduction of the App Store in 2008. While the number of attendees previous to 2008 varied between roughly 2,000 and 4,000, Apple ended up putting a cap of 5,000 on its ticket sales starting in 2008 in order to control the flood of developers who were suddenly interested in learning more about Apple's ecosystem. That year was the first year Apple sold out of WWDC tickets in the history of the conference. Since then, the WWDC ticket situation has only intensified. In 2009, those 5,000 tickets sold out within a month of going on sale. In 2010, the conference sold out in less than two weeks (roughly 10 days, to be exact), despite the huge ticket price bump to $1,599 for everyone. In 2011, WWDC sold out in 12 hours —again at $1,599 per ticket. And in 2012—Wednesday morning— those tickets sold out in two hours . They went on sale at 8:30am Eastern Time and were gone by 10:30am. … [Read more...] about Can Apple revamp the WWDC ticket system? Does it want to?
To see the papers that describe the latest science results, you need to have a subscription to the journals they're published in (or at least your library does). That leaves most of the public, and even many scientists, on the wrong side of a paywall from knowing the latest goings on in their fields. To help speed the flow of scientific information, the National Institutes of Health has mandated a policy where any papers derived from research it funds are made public within a year of their publication; the Obama administration is now trying to expand that policy so it covers all federal agencies. Meanwhile, lots of journals have been founded that are open access from the start—as soon as a paper is available, anyone can download a copy. There have been many developments in open access publishing lately, so we thought we'd do a rundown of the latest news. PeerJ launches and expands. We covered the announcement of PeerJ , an open access journal that has a radically … [Read more...] about Open access science news is mostly good, with a bit of ugly
We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more . Home / Opinions / Wearables This'll take a while Need to charge a dead Galaxy Watch 4? Throw it on a charger and then put on a two-hour movie. Ara Wagoner 27 Sep 2021 1 Source: Ara Wagoner / Android Central When I upgraded from the Galaxy Watch Active to the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 , I expected an upgrade in just about every way. Wear OS 3 brought us Google Play apps and services while the One UI Watch skin gave us the software fit and polish Samsung is known, and there are more health tracking features than ever, even if the most advanced ones are limited to Galaxy phones . Unfortunately, the battery has only lasted about 24-36 hours on a charge, and recharges are slower than the Watch Active, too. Meanwhile, Apple's upcoming Apple Watch Series 7 is packing a new USB-C-plugged wireless charger that works with Power Delivery for faster speeds. … [Read more...] about The Apple Watch Series 7 beats the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 in this important way
In general, the rarest blood type is AB negative and the most common is O positive. Here's a breakdown of the most rare and common blood types by ethnicity, according to the American Red Cross . O positive: African-American: 47% Asian: 39% Caucasian: 37% Latino-American: 53% O negative: African-American: 4% Asian: 1% Caucasian: 8% Latino-American: 4% A positive: African-American: 24% Asian: 27% Caucasian: 33% Latino-American: 29% A negative: African-American: 2% Asian: 0.5% Caucasian: 7% Latino-American: 2% B positive: African-American: 18% Asian: 25% Caucasian: 9% Latino-American: 9% B negative: African-American: 1% Asian: 0.4% Caucasian: 2% Latino-American: 1% AB positive: African-American: 4% Asian: 7% Caucasian: 3% Latino-American: 2% AB negative: African-American: 0.3% Asian: 0.1% Caucasian: 1% Latino-American: 0.2% How is blood type determined? A person's blood type … [Read more...] about What’s the rarest blood type?
The Microsoft Fall 2021 event is over and we saw lots of incredible new devices, but one of our favorite new offerings from Microsoft isn't a device, it's the Surface Adaptive Kit, which we got to see up close at a press event earlier this week in New York City. The Surface Adaptive Kit features several sets of adhesive bump labels to provide better touch sensing for key caps, including translucent labels that don't obscure the keys, port indicator labels, and opener support for those with motor disabilities. During the Microsoft Fall 2021 event, Kris Hunter, principle director of Devices UX Research and Accessibility, and Dave Dame, Director of Accessibility for Devices, demonstrated how the Surface Adaptive Kit can be used to do everything from identify ports to assisting users in opening their devices using pull tabs and lanyards. "It's not simply about creating accessible technology," said Dame, who has cerebral palsy, "it's about what the person can achieve and … [Read more...] about Surface Adaptive Kit shows Microsoft is serious about accessibility
Video games are designed to be many things – they can evoke fear in horror titles, push your problem-solving abilities with puzzles and create a sense of team spirit between you and your close friends. It's easy to see why gaming has become such a popular hobby, growing every decade since they first appeared back in the 1950's, but something that most games have in common is that they're designed to be fun...so why does logging into a public gaming lobby fill me with such a sense of dread? It wasn't always this way. I'll say off the bat that this article isn't a complaint that video games are too difficult, but rather that I, like many others, have changed as a person since my early years of gaming. There's a sense of nostalgia that I feel I've been trying to capture for the last few years of my life, and I doubt I'm alone. This is essentially a begrudging acceptance that I'm an adult. Multiplayer video games are amongst the most popular genres these days, having come a long way … [Read more...] about Pressure to be good at games is ruining my ability to enjoy them
The iPhone 13 has only recently been unveiled but already we’ve heard quite a lot about the iPhone 14, Apple's flagship phone expected in late 2022, with leakers revealing possible specs and even unofficial renders of the phone. As such, we have a surprisingly clear picture of the form the iPhone 14 range might take – though this far from launch we’d be extra skeptical, as there’s plenty of time for things to change. Below then you’ll find everything we’ve heard so far, including details about the potential release date and price. And as soon as we hear anything else about the iPhone 14 we’ll add it to this article, so make sure to check back here soon, as leaks are rolling in at a surprisingly rapid rate already. Cut to the chase What is it? The successor to the new iPhone 13 When is it out? Probably September 2022 How much will it cost? Probably upwards of around $799 / £779 / AU$1,349 iPhone 14 release date and price There’s no news on when the iPhone … [Read more...] about iPhone 14 early leaks, news and what we know so far
Kickstarter is long past the days when backing a campaign was like tossing your money to a drunk leprechaun. Shenmue III, Divinity: Original Sin and FTL (Faster Than Light) are just some of the great PC games that have been funded via Kickstarter campaigns. With that being said, how do you determine which games are worthy of your funds? Below, we reveal the titles we think are worth the punt. Stormrite Stormrite is a single-player, third-person, open-world fantasy RPG developed and published by Kelechi Apakama. In the dark and twisted medieval realm of Redreach, you must choose your path as a ranger, mage or warrior, embarking on a journey through unique regions and completing quests to save the realm. The goal for Stormrite is $27,854 (£20,000/AU$37,600). Pledges range from $7 (£5/AU$10) to $1,740 (£1,250/AU$2,350) and have great incentives. For those who don’t have any funds to put towards Stormrite , worry not - you can add it to your wishlist on … [Read more...] about The best PC games looking for crowdfunding that you can support right now
A new study published in PNAS reports that female engineering students who are exposed to a higher percentage of female peers in small group interactions have increased levels of motivation, greater verbal participation, and feel more confident in their engineering career aspirations. This finding could have far-reaching implications for the gender imbalance that currently exists in engineering and related fields. A hallmark of the public conversation regarding science education is the issue of gender parity. Fewer women than men pursue jobs and education in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), and those women who do enter these fields are more likely to leave than their male counterparts. In the US, women comprise only 28 percent of the workforce in these areas, despite being half of the population and getting closer to parity in others. This gender differential begins during education. In their first year of college, women are less likely than men to … [Read more...] about Gender balance in small groups makes a big difference for women in STEM