Archaeology: Neanderthal thumbs better adapted to holding tools with handles

Neanderthal thumbs were better adapted to holding tools in the same way that we hold a hammer, according to a paper published in Scientific Reports. The findings suggest that Neanderthals may have found precision grips — where objects are held between the tip of the finger and thumb — more challenging than power ‘squeeze’ grips, […]

Handles and holes in abstract spaces: how a material conducts electricity better

IMAGE: The research, has thrived in the fascinating world of topology, an abstract discipline that gives a potent… handle to some of the most exotic properties of matter. In this way,… view more  Credit: Paolo Pegolo, Federico Graselli, Stefano Baroni A sphere and a cube can be deformed into one another without cuts or stitches. A […]