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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


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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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Human Origins

London - United Kingdom

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

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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.

Human Origins Summary
United Kingdom

Information and links to other sites.

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.

Human Origins Initiative
United States

The past decade has seen astonishing discoveries about human origins that captivate the imagination. We walk on two legs, make tools, and have large brains. We solve complex problems and communicate through language and art. We express our feelings and our spirituality. How did we acquire these extraordinary qualities? Are we still evolving or are we 'it', the endpoint of the evolutionary story? These questions excite the deepest levels of hum