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  1. News - World - EVOLUTION

    Shape of human hands may have evolved for punching

    Posted Dec 22nd 2012, 12:00am by McClatchy-Tribune

    ... they write: "There appears to be a paradox in the evolution of the human hand. It is arguably our most important anatomical weapon, used to threaten, beat and sometimes kill to resolve ...

  2. News - World - EVOLUTION

    Lack of brainpower for socialising may have wiped out Neanderthals

    Posted Mar 14th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... explain why they died out and Homo sapiens conquered the planet, a study said yesterday. An enigmatic branch of the human family tree, Neanderthals lived in Europe, Central Asia and Middle East ... anatomically modern humans who shared the planet with them at the time of their demise, but their brains were the same size, the team writes in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, which ...

  3. News - World - SOCIETY

    Human evolution is over, says Sir David Attenborough

    Posted Sep 11th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian in London Human evolution is over, says David Attenborough David Attenborough says he believes humans have stopped evolving physically and genetically because of birth control and abortion, but that cultural evolution is proceeding "with extraordinary swiftness". The renowned British broadcaster and naturalist, who earlier this year described humans as "a ...

  4. News - World - SCIENCE

    Modern humans' ancestors coaxed onto two legs by rough terrain, study finds

    Posted May 27th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... in east and south Africa millions of years ago may be what prompted our human ancestors to start walking on two legs, a study says. The research, published in the journal Antiquity, challenges the common theory that early hominins- members of the broad human family- were forced onto two feet because climate change reduced the number of trees they could live in. According to the new ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Human desire for equality is innate, science suggests

    Posted Jan 07th 2013, 12:00am by LAM WOON-KWONG

    ... Lam Woon-kwong Scientific evidence we are communal creatures rather than lone rangers should be embraced Human desire for equality is etched onto our DNA … why fight our hard-wiring? In the 17th century, the philosopher Thomas Hobbes described the natural condition of humanity as "every man against every man". But more recently, research on primates is suggesting that we ...


    Posted Jun 15th 2006, 12:00am by Rachel Oliver

    ... The idea sounds as if it could have been conceived over several beers too many in the local pub; after all, it runs contrary to accepted notions of human evolution. But Lamma-based Brook-Fox says ... academics salute Brook-Fox's iconoclastic quest. 'It's good for someone to challenge existing beliefs,' says Max Holland, who teaches human evolution at the Chinese University ...

  7. News - World - EVOLUTION

    Human face shaped by violence, US researchers suggest

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 09:12pm by Reuters

    ... that they contend violence has played in driving human evolution. ... Reuters in Washington US researchers suggest male skull in particular evolved the way it did so it could take a punch Human face 'shaped by violence' Current theory about ...

  8. News - World - SCIENCE

    Cooking gave humans larger brains than primates, researchers say

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 12:00am by The Guardian in London

    ... a British primatologist, now professor at Harvard University, who suggested the invention of cooking was a crucial point in human evolution. Wrangham said he hoped later work would look ... The Guardian in London Cooked food supplied the spare energy needed for the development of more neurons, study says Ability to cook gave humans their large brains If human beings had ...

  9. Lifestyle - Technology

    One third of Americans don't believe in evolution

    Posted Jan 05th 2014, 05:09am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse One third of Americans still reject evolution One third of Americans utterly reject the theory of evolution, believing that humans "have existed in their present ... 43 per cent of Republicans believe in evolution, while 67 per cent of Democrats said humans had evolved over time. The views of political independents were essentially unchanged, with 65 per ...

  10. News - Asia - EVOLUTION

    Researchers back claim that Flores 'hobbits' grew smaller as they evolved

    Posted Apr 18th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... remains were found on Flores in Indonesia a decade ago. The most detailed computerised scan of a skull of Homo floresiensis (Flores man) backs theories that the tiny humans were a local product of evolution. The team said the marooned descendants of a hominid called Homo erectus progressively "dwarfed" to match the availability of food on the island. The findings are a knock to rival ...




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