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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 ...

Price Visit to Beaufort Includes a Sea Tour and Lessons in Marine Biology - Duke Today


Duke Today
Duke President Vincent Price and his wife, Annette, made their first visit to the Duke Marine Lab this past weekend and met with Duke faculty and students to get a close look at marine research on the coast. The Prices also met with local officials and ...

Living Skeleton: A Tour of Human Bones

Bethesda - United States

Explore the human skeleton with this online photo tour. Eight sections represent different areas of the human body, with photographs of disarticulated bones as well as X-ray images. From the National Health Museum.

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A discussion and thorough critique of claims that human bones have been found in context with Carboniferous age geological formations.

The Total Number of Bones in the Human Body
United States

Most agree that an adult, full-grown human has 206 distinct bones. However, this number may vary to a slight degree depending on individual interpretation. For example, some sources indicate that there are 208 bones if you consider the three sternum sections. The problem is that depending on how much the bones have fused together it may be difficult to actually distinguish three sternum bones. Since they are not always distinguishable in a large

United States

The National Center for Biotechnology Information helps you make use of the sequence information, if you are not sure where or how to start.

Ardi, Oldest Human Skeleton - National Geographic Interactive
United States

Ardipithecus ramidus - Explore the oldest human skeleton and learn how the discovery fits into ... Examine differences among hominin species through our skull ...

United States

Animation showing the skeleton with each bone identified.

Bones and Skeletal System
United States

Many people are familiar with a hambone as a cross-section of a typical bone. The center of the bone is filled with marrow, and this is surrounded by the hardened bone tissue itself. If you would examine a bit of this hard bone tissue under a microscope, it would look like the picture to the right. In bone, the extracellular matrix is composed of collagen with Ca3(PO4)2 deposited in it. Note that since vitamin C is needed for collagen synthesis,

United States

Photographs and information on these strange translucent crustaceans.

Aardvark Skeleton
South Africa

Diagram and description of the skeleton of Orycteropus afer.

BARF: Bones and Raw Food
Canada

About putting your dog on a raw food diet.

Radiographic Anatomy of the Skeleton
United States

From the University of Washington Diagnostic Radiology Residency Programs.