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Evolution May Make it Harder for Humans to Hold Their Liquor - Live Science


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Humans are still evolving… but before toasting to that, know this: Some of the genetic changes may make hangovers worse, a new study finds. So far, only certain populations have genetic adaptations that make it hard for them to process alcohol, but ...

Cacklers, sheds, ice fishing, “Botany of Desire,” birding: WWW Chicago outdoors - Chicago Sun-Times


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But this morning, I am going to watch, “Botany of Desire,” the PBS documentary on four plants–apples, tulips, marijuana, potatoes–that changed the world. My Mondays for the next couple months are taken up with intensive all-day study for a Master ...

Peru designates 2 million acres of rainforest as a national park - Mother Nature Network (blog)


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Peru has a new national park, and it's bigger than Chicago, New York City, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Tokyo and Mexico City combined. At a whopping 2,147,166 acres, the Yaguas National Park was established by the Peruvian government on Jan. 11 and ...

National Geographic: Documentary Redraws Humans' Family Tree

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Geneticist Spencer Wells claims that all humans alive today are descended from a single man who lived in Africa around 60,000 years ago, in the Journey of Man documentary.

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    Documentary Redraws Humans' Family Tree
    Adding fuel to the fiery debate about human origins, geneticist Spencer Wells says all humans alive today are descended from a single man who lived in Africa around 60,000 years ago. His view is based on evidence from DNA samples he collected around the world. A National Geographic documentary follows that journey. Full story and photo gallery:

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