News tagged with evolutionary biology

Smiling builds trust

"A smile gains more friends than a long face." This Chinese saying has been scientifically validated by researchers of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology in Plön and the Toulouse School of Economics in a study ...

dateNov 06, 2014 in Social Sciences
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Status shift for whale pelvic bones

For decades, scientists assumed that the relatively small pelvic bones found in whales were simple remnants of their land-dwelling past, "useless vestiges" that served no real purpose, akin to the human appendix or tailbone.

dateOct 29, 2014 in Evolution
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