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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 ...

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UNIAN: Chornobyl nuclear power plant's head resigns over dispute with ecology ministry - Kyiv Post


Kyiv Post
General Director of the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) Ihor Hramotkin has submitted his resignation because of disagreements with the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine on strategically important projects. Read more here. Found a ...

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 ...

Dr. Jekyll, Mr. Hyde: Healing mesenchymal cells morph and destroy muscles in models of spinal cord injury, ALS and ... - Science Daily


Science Daily
The findings were published today in Nature Cell Biology. By studying the muscles of ALS patients and mouse models of motor neuron injury or disease, the scientists found FAP cells actually promoted muscle wasting and scarring. The cells activated a ...

Allergy clinic finds large percentage of anaphylaxis cases were from tick bite meat allergy - MD Linx (press release)


MD Linx (press release)
A new study in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the scientific publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) showed that at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, alpha-gal ( a complex sugar found in ...
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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

Hobbit Like Human Ancestor Found In Asia

United States

Scientists have found skeletons of a human species that grew no larger than a three-year-old modern child. The species lived ...

BBC: Hobbit Was 'Not a Diseased Human'
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A study suggests the famous Indonesian "hobbit" skeleton does not belong to a modern human with a brain disease, as ...

Homo floresiensis: The Hobbit
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Profile of the species of dwarf human discovered at the Liang Bua cave on the Indonesian island of Flores in ...

Ardipithecus ramidus - Science Magazine
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Learn about the early hominid species Ardipithecus ramidus, commonly know by the Ardi fossil. These 4.4 million year old hominid ...

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News@nature.com special report on the species of the tiny human who lived on the remote Indonesian island of Flores just ...

Human Evolution: Interpreting Evidence
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See how three leading paleoanthropologists: Meave Leakey, Ian Tattersall, and Tim White compare the fossil record. The Museum of Science ...

'Hobbit' Joins Human Family Tree
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BBC News reports that the discovery of remains belonging to a tiny species of ancient human has been hailed as ...

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

Preliminary Findings of The Human Genome Projects
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Outlines what was found (and what was not found) by the two groups who have published maps of the human ...

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Provides information about aquatic snakes like mud snakes, file snakes, and true snakes found in Southeast asia. The Field Museum ...

Australian and Asian Palaeoanthropology
Australia

Information and teaching resources on human evolution and the hominid fossil record from Australia, East asia and South-East asia.

Human Evolution from Ape to Technological Man
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Traces origins from ape ancestors such as Australopithecus to modern man. Talks about Neanderthals and their relationship to the gorilla ...

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Interactive site introducing the human-like species that came before us, our closest ancestors, with a hominid family tree.

Time: Rewriting Prehistory
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A team of researchers concludes that Chinese, like everyone else, came out of Africa.

National Geographic: Lucy's Baby - World's Oldest Child
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Read about the archaeological discovery of Lucy's Baby, a primitive human child fossil found in East Africa in the Cradle ...

Flying Snake
United States

Information on the Chrysopelea species which is found only in South and Southeast asia. Includes video clips of flight behavior.

Benefits of Human Genetic Engineering
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The benefits of human genetic engineering can be found in the headlines nearly every day. With the successful cloning of ...

Colugo
United States

Information from Wikipedia on the Colugos or flying lemurs of the family Dermoptera. These are arboreal gliding mammals found in ...

Hornbill
United States

Information from Wikipedia on this family of birds found in tropical and sub-tropical Africa and asia.

The Loom: The Hobbit's Brain
United States

Science journalist Carl Zimmer summarizes the significance of the H. floresiensis discovery.

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