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Is the Hobbit's brain unfeasibly small?

( -- The commonly held assumption that as primates evolved, their brains always tended to get bigger has been challenged by a team of scientists at Cambridge and Durham. Their work helps solve the mystery of whether ...

dateJan 27, 2010 in Evolution
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Competition may be reason for bigger brain

For the past 2 million years, the size of the human brain has tripled, growing much faster than other mammals. Examining the reasons for human brain expansion, University of Missouri researchers studied three common hypotheses ...

dateJun 22, 2009 in Evolution
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