Hits Parade — AlphaGalileo Top 5
Our hit parade compiles the press releases with bigger number of visits in January 2012.
1. New primate species discovered on Madagascar — Stiftung Tierärztliche Hochschule Hannover (TiHo) — 07/01/2012
A Malagasy-German research team has discovered a new primate species in the Sahafina Forest in eastern Madagascar, a forest that has not been studied before. The name of the new species is Gerp’s mouse lemur (Microcebus gerpi), chosen to honour the Malagasy research group GERP (Groupe d’Étude et de Recherche sur les Primates de Madagascar).
A Malagasy-German research team has discovered a new primate species in eastern Madagascar. Photo: B. Randrianambinina
2. Scientists Confirm Tobacco Use by Ancient Mayans — Wiley-Blackwell — 10/01/2012
Archaeologists examining late period Mayan containers have identified nicotine traces from a codex-style flask, revealing the first physical evidence of tobacco use by ancient Mayans. The study reveals the flask is marked with Mayan hieroglyphics reading, “y-otoot ’u-may,” (“the home of its/his/her tobacco,”) making it only the second case to confirm that the text on the exterior of a Mayan vessel corresponds to its ancient use.
3. Neanderthals and their contemporaries engineered stone tools — University of Kent — 24/01/2012
New published research from anthropologists at the University of Kent has scientifically supported for the first time the long held theory that early human ancestors across Africa, Western Asia and Europe engineered their stone tools.
4. Our problems cannot be solved — Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt | Graz | Wien — 23/01/2012
Over the past several years, the financial crisis, nuclear accidents, and daily fire-fighting efforts to save the Euro have dominated public reporting. They are regarded as important — both by the media and by society. The main premise claimed by the founders of the Berlin-based “Bureau for Working on Intractable Problems and Measures Decreed by Higher Authorities”, is that this overwhelming significance is based, to no small extent, on the intractable nature of these problems.
5. Moral imagination as a key to overcoming work related stigmas — Universidad Carlos III de Madrid - Oficina de Información Científica — 23/01/2012
Moral imagination is an essential faculty for workers who must overcome the stigmas of ethical conflicts and social rejection associated with certain types of jobs, according to a study carried out at the Universidad Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M).