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Batman in Inishowen for Biodiversity Week - Donegal Now


Donegal Now
Biodiversity Week was a tremendous success in Donegal. One highlight was Aengus Kennedy of Nature North West's bat talk in Moville's Glencrow Hall. The event, funded by Bat Conservation Ireland, took place on Wednesday past and was titled, “Bats and ...

Can simulating evolution on a computer explain our enormous brains? - Los Angeles Times


Los Angeles Times
Human brain evolution is not something you can test in the lab. It would take hundreds of years, if not thousands, to reveal how evolutionary pressures shaped the modern human brain. And even if you could do those experiments, they would probably not ...
New Scientist
Vox
Nature

Why do humans have such large brains? Our study suggests ecology was the driving force - The Conversation UK


The Conversation UK
But our new study, published today in Nature, finds evidence against this idea and shows that human brain expansion was likely driven by ecology. Hypotheses for the evolution of the human brain size all agree that brain expansion increased our ability ...
Los Angeles Times
Jakarta Post
Nature

Hall of Human Origins

New York - United States

Provides information on this permanent exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History covering the evolution of humans over the last six million years.

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Human Ancestors Hall: Austalopithecus afarensis
United States

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
United States

Profile from The Smithsonian Institution Human Origins Program.

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 Origins and Prehistory
United States

Class page to go along with Indiana University's anthropology class, A105. Lectures cover the human place among the pages, evolution theories, genetics and current research. Related resource links are included.

Institute of Human Origins
United States

A non-profit, multidisciplinary research organization, affiliated with Arizona State University, dedicated to the recovery and analysis of the fossil evidence for human evolution.

Think Quest: Human Origins
Finland

Aimed at both students and educators alike, providing factual information and follow up questions about human origins.

Look at Modern Human Origins, A
United States

Aims to help students of paleoanthropology in the process of research, and to provide a source of information for anybody who desires a fuller understanding of human evolution.

United States

Locates Homo sapiens on the family tree, compares primate skulls, and links current discoveries to better human understanding of the past.

Finland

Describes important discoveries related to human origin as well as various theories and theorists.