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New Human Evolution Theory: We Won Not Because of Smarts but Because of Versatility - Haaretz


Haaretz
The evidence for any theory of human evolution is scanty in the extreme. The Denisovans are known from a handful of peripheral bones, we don't know completely where Neanderthals really ranged or when (or why) they died out – and the less confidently ...

Biodiversity: Why the extinction crisis isn't as bad as you thought - New Scientist


New Scientist
You would have to be living under a rock not to have heard about the biodiversity crisis. Since about 1500, expanding human activity has condemned vast numbers of mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles to an early grave. Now worries have spread to ...

The neurobiology of fruit fly courtship helps illuminates human ... - Medical Xpress


Medical Xpress
Two fruit flies meet in an acrylic mating chamber and check each other out. It's the insect version of speed dating for science.
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Harvard Medical School

Becoming Human

Tempe, Arizona - United States

Becoming Human brings together interactive multimedia, research and scholarship to promote greater understanding of the course of human evolution.

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United States

2002 report issued by the President's Council on Bioethics. Includes definitions, history, and policy recommendations.

Human Biomechanics Course
Canada

Lecture and laboratory notes, assignments, interactive simulations, and related links. St. Francis Xavier University, Canada.

Human Cloning
United States

Electronic journal, with original articles and reviews on stem cell research and ethics.

Human Evolution
United Kingdom

Notes from a lecture by DSG Pollock on early hominids. Includes references.

Human Evolution
United States

Similarities found among early myths suggest that our cultural origins began in female centered tribes which slowly evolved toward patrifocal social structures 40,000 to 100,000 years ago.

Human Existence
United States

Publications from Dr. John Skoyles, an academic researcher from London, on the origins and nature of human biology, language, mind, society, faith, and clinical conditions.

Human Origins
United Kingdom

The Natural History Museum provides a number of short videos on this topic.

Human Origins
United States

Radio program discusses fossil discoveries that may provide the earliest documented evidence of toolmaking, and push the origin of homo sapiens back more than 400,000 years. A discussion featuring Donald Johanson and Blake Edgar.

Human Prehistory
Greece

Exhibit that "walks through" the various stages of human evolution.

Human Genetics
Netherlands

Covers both clinical and experimental aspects of human genetics and includes genetics of lower animals when potentially relevant to human medicine. Subscription based with online sample copy.