According to new genetic analysis, Southern Europeans, Middle Eastern groups and Jews share genes with African populations.
As it turns out, caveman culinary capabilities may be more advanced than we thought!
The ancient ancestor of the modern donkey is actually still alive today!
How are we related to trees? Can we be considered relatives?
Not only are 8% of men colorblind, but even compared to men who can distinguish between reds and greens, many women may live a more colorful existence. That’s because about 40% of women possess two types of so-called red cones, a key gene involved in enabling one to see the color red. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
As we all learned in health class, human beings have 32 teeth. Twenty-eight of them come in before puberty, but the last four teeth, our “third molars,” usually come in during our late teens or early 20′s, when we’re presumably older and wiser, hence their nickname, wisdom teeth. Lean more on this Moment of Science.
Where did snakes lose their limbs? Find out on this Moment of Science.
Have scientists discovered the real Bigfoot? Find out on this Moment of Science.
Was Elvis really in a burrito? Was Princess Di found in a cookie? Find out on this Moment of Science.
Of course, using DNA to identify race raises many difficult ethical questions. After all, in the past, pseudo-scientific racial divisions provided justification for atrocities like slavery and the Holocaust.