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3 modern adaptations that prove humans are still evolving

Genetic mutations lead to new traits — and with the world population now above 7 billion and rising, the chances ...
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Orange skin? That’s just one of the ways our bodies might evolve if we settle on Mars

Over time, we should expect a fair bit of evolutionary divergence between Mars settlers and the human population on Earth, ...
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Infographic: Our skulls have been shrinking for 250 years—’our faces have begun to deform’

Science suggests that crooked teeth, overbites, narrow jaws, and crimped nasal airways are a modern phenomenon. Skeletal remains show that just 300 years ago, humans ...
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Have humans reached the end of evolution? Not under these 3 scenarios

Is natural selection still a major force in human evolution? Or have vaccines, water purification, modern medical care and other ...

450,000-year-old teeth help piece together human family tree

Crime-drama fans know that forensic scientists can ID the remains of long-missing persons by examining their teeth. To solve even ...
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What do toddlers and chimpanzees have in common? They use the same unspoken language

Prior to developing the capacity for speech, toddlers communicate their desires, demands, and discontent using a diverse repertoire of physical ...

How human evolution—and racism—could be altered by climate change

Evidence suggests that a warming planet could melt away differences between human races — or population groups, as scientists more ...

Where do we come from? Question grows ever more complicated

It was recently discovered that modern humans are part of the African great apes family, but how did this classification ...
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Viewpoint: We have much to gain from questioning the theory that humans evolved in Africa

The African origin theory reigns supreme. Every attempt to disprove the theory offers a chance to consider the evidence all ...
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Humans are still evolving–the evidence is in how we age and who survives

Although human evolution is seen as in the distant past, every minute biological decision results in ongoing human natural selection ...

Cesarean section: How this booming birth procedure influences human evolution

The rising use of C-sections around the world is altering the survival rates of mothers and fetuses who might not ...

Do you have the Ashley Madison gene?

The Ashley Madison leak has exposed the identity of millions of philanderers or would be adulterists. It raises the intriguing ...
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