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December 25, 2012

 

elevator buttons in a row

What Is The Elevator Effect?

Haven't we all been on an elevator and noticed that just about everyone stops talking when they get on?

October 24, 2012

 

newborn baby with blue eyes

Americans’ Heads Are Getting Bigger

According to one study, the skulls of some Americans have actually grown over the past 120 or so years.

June 20, 2012

 

neanderthal heads in a museum

What Happened To The Neanderthals?

Scientists have found evidence that by the time modern humans arrived in Europe, Neanderthals had already experienced an extinction scare.

June 19, 2012

 

neanderthal wood sculpture

Neanderthals Were Sophisticated… Who Knew?

According to new research, Neanderthals likely took to the seas long before modern humans.

May 7, 2012

 

bog body man

What Are Bog Bodies?

Bog bodies date back to the Iron Age, over twenty five hundred years ago. They remained in such good condition because they were pickled.

February 10, 2012

 

man and neanderthal

How Neanderthals Fought Disease

Modern preventive medicine has saved millions of lives. You'll be surprised to hear that Neanderthals may have helped ancient humans prevent disease with genes.

October 13, 2011

 

agriculture

The Dawn Of Agriculture (And Health Problems)

According to many studies, the rise of agriculture coincided with declines in human height and overall health.

October 12, 2011

 

man walking

Does A Bigger Butt Mean A Better Strut?

A small gluteus does fine at positioning the hip bone for tree climbing, but not for walking...

September 19, 2011

 

African Flags at a soccer game

Genetic Similarities In African And Eurasian Populations

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

August 16, 2011

 

baby bonobo

Chimps And Bonobos Are Related But Have Very Different Behavior

Chimps and bonobos diverged from each other one to two million years ago.

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