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September 19, 2011

 

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Genetic Similarities In African And Eurasian Populations

According to new genetic analysis, Southern Europeans, Middle Eastern groups and Jews share genes with African populations.

October 21, 2010

 

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Cookin’ With A Caveman

As it turns out, caveman culinary capabilities may be more advanced than we thought!

August 14, 2010

 

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Evidence Found for the First Domesticated Donkeys

The ancient ancestor of the modern donkey is actually still alive today!

August 27, 2008

 

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Is A Tree Related To Me?

How are we related to trees? Can we be considered relatives?

July 22, 2005

 

Women See More Color

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.

June 16, 2005

 

How Wise Are “Wisdom Teeth”?

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.

November 19, 2004

 

The Ancestry Of Snakes

Where did snakes lose their limbs? Find out on this Moment of Science.

November 21, 2003

 

The Real Bigfoot

Have scientists discovered the real Bigfoot? Find out on this Moment of Science.

October 7, 2003

 

Elvis in a Burrito

Was Elvis really in a burrito? Was Princess Di found in a cookie? Find out on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Tracing Our Ancestors

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.

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