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Homo erectus walked as we do

Fossil bones and stone tools can tell us a lot about human evolution, but certain dynamic behaviours of our fossil ancestors – things like how they moved and how individuals interacted with one another – are incredibly ...

dateJul 12, 2016 in Archaeology & Fossils
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Why do chimpanzees throw stones at trees?

Chimpanzees often use tools to extract or consume food. Which tools they choose for which purpose, however, can differ depending on the region where they live. Researchers of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology ...

dateFeb 29, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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Time travel with the molecular clock

Migration isn't a new phenomenon, but new insights suggest that modern-day Europeans actually have at least three ancestral populations. This finding was published by Johannes Krause and prominently featured on the cover ...

dateNov 23, 2015 in Archaeology & Fossils
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Kiwi bird genome sequenced

Its unusual biological characteristics make the flightless kiwi a unique kind of bird. Researchers of the University of Leipzig and the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, have now sequenced ...

dateJul 22, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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