News tagged with human skulls

It's dim up north

The farther that human populations live from the equator, the bigger their brains, according to a new study by Oxford University. But it turns out that this is not because they are smarter, but because they ...

Jul 27, 2011
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Texas Ed Board compromises on evolution materials

(AP) -- The Texas State Board of Education gave final approval to supplemental high school science materials on Friday, delivering a blow to the board's social conservatives after a brief flare-up over some ...

Jul 22, 2011
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Farming to blame for our shrinking size and brains

(PhysOrg.com) -- At Britain's Royal Society, Dr. Marta Lahr from Cambridge University's Leverhulme Centre for Human Evolutionary Studies presented her findings that the height and brain size of modern-day ...

Jun 15, 2011 weblog
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Family tree branches out

(PhysOrg.com) -- UNSW anthropologist Dr Darren Curnoe has identified another new early human ancestor in South Africa ? the earliest recognised species of Homo.

May 20, 2010
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Cro Magnon skull shows that our brains have shrunk

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new replica of an early modern human brain has provided further evidence for the theory that the human brain has been shrinking. The skull belonged to an elderly Cro Magnon man, whose skeleton ...

Mar 15, 2010 weblog
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