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The social evolution of termites - Science Daily

Science Daily
One phenomenon that already fascinated Charles Darwin is the evolution of huge, complex insect societies from solitary ancestors. This was the case with termites and ants, which have the same eusocial lifestyle. This has distinctive features such as ...

Evolutionary biology: Sponges can economize on oxygen use ... - EurekAlert (press release)

EurekAlert (press release)
Sponges lack a signaling pathway that responds to low intracellular oxygen levels in more complex animals. Do they use a different mechanism for this purpose or did their earliest ancestors evolve at a time when less oxygen was available?

India's Education Minister Slammed After Claiming That Evolution Is 'Scientifically Wrong' - Gizmodo

Claiming to “speak as a man of science,” Singh told reporters that Charles Darwin's theory of evolution is “scientifically wrong,” adding that “nobody, including our ancestors, in written or oral, have said they saw an ape turning into a human being ...

A Look at Our Ancestors

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Humboldt University's summary of the hominid evolutionary line, with species involved grouped by genus.

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Report from the Public Broadcasting Corporation on the science of using DNA testing to track personal ancestry and ancient human migration patterns.

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Presents a general overview of the evolutionary design of man.

Human Ancestors Hall: Austalopithecus afarensis
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Includes images of skull, jaw, and other bone fragments attributed to Australopithecus afarensis, the long-lived species that may have given rise to the several lineages of early human.

Human Ancestors Hall: Homo ergaster
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Profile from The Smithsonian Institution Human Origins Program.