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What makes us human?

What separates humans from other animals, including our closest relatives? It's one of those big questions perennially posed by the evo-curious public. But until recently I seldom gave it much thought. Mostly because the ...

dateJun 03, 2014 in Evolution
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It doesn't add up

An important new finding by Harvard researchers indicates that cellular mutations responsible for an organism’s successful adaptation do not, when combined over time, provide as much benefit as they would individually ...

dateJun 03, 2011 in Evolution
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Paleo study shows how elevation may affect evolution

About 34 million years ago, global temperatures took a dive, causing a sudden wave of extinctions among European mammals. In North America, however, life went on largely unscathed. A new study explains why: The rise of the ...

dateJun 03, 2015 in Evolution
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