Jaw-dropping theory of human evolution : Nature News
Why Did Consciousness Evolve, and How Can We Modify It? | Science Not Fiction Update 5/24/11: The conversation continues in Part II here. I recently gave a talk at the Directors Guild of America as part of a panel on the “Science of Cyborgs” sponsored by the Science Entertainment Exchange. It was a fun time, and our moderators, Josh Clark and Chuck Bryant from the HowStuffWorks podcast, emceed the evening with just the right measure of humor and cultural insight.
Rare Neurons Found In Monkeys’ Brains
Three months ago, I received an email informing me that a high school friend, Pat, had died. I read his obituary and my body stopped functioning. I froze on the spot, limbs tense but trembling. My mouth went dry, my vision blurred. As I waited for my train in the packed station, I could barely stand as my muscles turned to jelly and legs folded beneath my body. The Evolution of Grief, Both Biological and Cultural, in the 21st Century | Culturing Science
Prehistoric sensibilities?: Earlier evolutionary psychology suggested that changes in the human brain lagged behind changes in our environment, but the field itself has been undergoing some rapid evolution. Image: iStockphoto/lolloj Fast-Evolving Brains Helped Humans out of the Stone Age
One gene helped human brains become complex - life - 03 May 2012 Read more: Click here to read a longer version of this story When it comes to brain development, slow and steady wins the race. A single ancestral human gene that made two copies of itself may have helped the evolution of our large brains 2.5 million years ago, as our ancestors were diverging from australopithecines.
Climate and Human Evolution
Missing Lincs Nearly everybody knows that Frank Lloyd Wright designed Fallingwater, the house in Pennsylvania that sits above and appears to cascade into a waterfall.
Around 100,000 years ago, the human race was on the brink of extinction. Was humanity born in the mother of all plagues? - health - 04 June 2012
Chinese human fossils unlike any known species - life - 14 March 2012 And so it begins. For years, evolutionary biologists have predicted that new human species would start popping up in Asia as we begin to look closely at fossilised bones found there. A new analysis of bones from south-west China suggests there's truth to the forecast.
Evolution Takes Asian Refuge
Ancient Human Had Feet Like an Ape [Video] Evolution::News::March 29, 2012:: ::Email::Print A recently discovered fossil foot hints that tree-dwellers lived alongside species built for walking By Brian Switek and Nature magazine Researcher Stephanie Melillo holds the fourth metatarsal of the Burtele partial foot right after its discovery.
New Ancestor Grasped At Walking
Evolution::Web Exclusives::March 20, 2012:: ::Email::Print Could a recently discovered species from South Africa be the ancestor of us all? By Kate Wong Field Notes: A Visit to an Early Human Death Trap [Videos and Slide Show]
First of Our Kind: Could Australopithecus sediba Be Our Long Lost Ancestor? Evolution::Feature Articles::March 20, 2012:: ::Email::Print See Inside Sensational fossils from South Africa spark debate over how we came to be human
Ancient Walking Gets Weirder
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