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An Interactive Experience - World Population. Ihmisen sukulinja erosikin apinoista ehkä Euroopassa. Here's what fruits and vegetables looked like before we domesticated them. Next time you bite into a slice of watermelon or a cob of corn, consider this: these familiar fruits and veggies didn't always look and taste this way.

Here's what fruits and vegetables looked like before we domesticated them

Genetically modified foods, or GMOs, inspire strong reactions nowadays, but humans have been tweaking the genetics of our favourite produce for millennia. While GMOs may involve splicing genes from other organisms (such as bacteria) to give plants desired traits – like resistance to pests, selective breeding is a slower process whereby farmers select and grow crops with those traits over time. From bananas to eggplant, here are some of the foods that looked totally different before humans first started growing them for food. Wild watermelon Alvaro/Wikimedia Commons. How Fruit And Vegetables Have Changed Over Human History. If someone handed you a wild banana from 7,000 years ago, you would barely recognize it from its modern-day ancestor.

How Fruit And Vegetables Have Changed Over Human History

Fruit and vegetables have changed a lot since humans have domesticated them over the past few thousand years. They’ve undergone a transformation from selective breeding that has tailored them to suit our picky tastes and conveniences. More recently, fruit and veg have been molded by genetic engineering, allowing us to pick ‘n’ mix the best genes from desirable plants. Teollinen vallankumous muutti perhosen mustaksi – ilmansaasteiden väheneminen vaalensi sen uudelleen. Old jobs. Vermont ditches Columbus Day for Indigenous Peoples' Day, Hartford may make the switch for good. HARTFORD, Vt. — Vermont has officially changed Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples' Day.

Vermont ditches Columbus Day for Indigenous Peoples' Day, Hartford may make the switch for good

Gov. Peter Shumlin signed an executive proclamation Thursday, making the change. Under the decree, Shumlin said a growing number of cities in towns in the United States have recognized the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples' Day. Rome The ‘Eternal City’ In Its Peak Showcased Through A Brilliantly Animated Video. An incredible fruit of collaboration between the Rome Reborn project and Khan Academy, the video in question gives us a fascinating tour through the ancient mega city in its arguably peak form in 320 AD.

Rome The ‘Eternal City’ In Its Peak Showcased Through A Brilliantly Animated Video

This video shows what Ancient Rome actually looked like. Hear The Epic of Gilgamesh Read in the Original Akkadian and Enjoy the Sounds of Mesopotamia. Long ago, in the ancient civilization of Mesopotamia, Akkadian was the dominant language.

Hear The Epic of Gilgamesh Read in the Original Akkadian and Enjoy the Sounds of Mesopotamia

And, for centuries, it remained the lingua franca in the Ancient Near East. But then it was gradually squeezed out by Aramaic, and it faded into oblivion once Alexander the Great Hellenized (Greekified) the region. Now, 2,000+ years later, Akkadian is making a small comeback. At Cambridge University, Dr. Martin Worthington, an expert in Babylonian and Assyrian grammar, has started recording readings of poems, myths and other texts in Akkadian, including The Epic of Gilgamesh. Follow Open Culture on Facebook and Twitter and share intelligent media with your friends. Via Heritage Key Related Content: World Literature in 13 Parts: From Gilgamesh to García Márquez The Ancient History Learning Guide What Ancient Greek Music Sounded Like: Hear a Reconstruction That is ‘100% Accurate’

Pompei, 79 dopo Cristo. La città com'era prima dell'eruzione - Video La Nuova Sardegna. Portraits featuring some of the last surviving tribes. The Evolution Of Man's Face Over The Course Of 6 Million Years. No Link Between Introduction of Agriculture & Human Population Growth. Currently, the human population growth is about 1% per year.

No Link Between Introduction of Agriculture & Human Population Growth

Prehistoric human population growth, from beginning of the end of the Ice Age was just 0.04% annually until about 200 years ago, when a number of factors led to higher growth rates, such as modern medicine. We have been taught that the agricultural revolution increased population growth to some extent… Until now. Prehistoric human populations of hunter-gatherers in a region of North America, between modern day Colorado and Wyoming, grew at the same rate as farming societies in Europe, according to a new radiocarbon analysis.

The study used charcoal hearths as a symbolism of human activity. For humans in the region that is now Wyoming and Colorado between 6,000 and 13,000 years ago… People who foraged on animals and plants to survive; the analysis showed a long-term annual growth rate of 0.041 percent, consistent with growth that took place throughout North America. Hs. Are crows the ultimate problem solvers? - Inside the Animal Mind: Episode 2 - BBC Two. Genevieve von Petzinger: Why are these 32 symbols found in ancient caves all over Europe? Archaeologists uncover human settlement dated to the dawn of civilization. Jari Tervo joutui dna-testiin – yllättävä ”lorahdus” löytyi perimästä. Olenko sittenkin rasisti? – Kuusi kysymystä rodusta.

Humanity's forgotten return to Africa revealed in DNA. Not so isolated: Khoisan tribes have European DNA (Image: Ariadne Van Zandbergen/Alamy) Call it humanity’s unexpected U-turn.

Humanity's forgotten return to Africa revealed in DNA

One of the biggest events in the history of our species is the exodus out of Africa some 65,000 years ago, the start of Homo sapiens‘ long march across the world. Now a study of southern African genes shows that, unexpectedly, another migration took western Eurasian DNA back to the very southern tip of the continent 3000 years ago.