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What brain wiring has to do with cognitive differences in humans and other animals

A persistent question about [brain] connectomes has to do with what, if anything, distinctive wiring patterns have to do with ...
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Gods of genetic engineering: With the end of ‘Homo sapiens naturalis’ approaching, what is our place in nature?

Our society has evolved so much, can we still say that we are part of Nature? If not, should we ...
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If humans never evolved, would Earth still have intelligent life? This evidence suggests the answer is yes

The paths available to evolving organisms are far from limitless ...
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Searching for genetic answers: What makes monkeys different from humans?

Less than 50 of our 20,000 genes are unique to humans. What separates us from monkeys? ...
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Why human evolution is far from over—and may be speeding up

Global studies of human DNA show that natural selection continues to change who we are ...
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Rarely studied African genes fill in ‘blank canvas’ of early human history

Humankind’s early history in Africa is coming into sharper focus with a new study of 180 genomes from a dozen ...
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Why are humans so much smarter than other primates?

By counting the number of neurons in brains, one scientist revolutionized our view of why Homo sapiens and nonhuman primates ...
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98: That’s how many humans it would take to start over on another planet

Are we too vulnerable to asteroid strikes and other cataclysms to stick with our single planet? … Frédéric Marin is ...
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Humans have never lived ‘in balance with nature,’ and we shouldn’t try to today

Before the agricultural revolution .... life was hard .... And there was no question of living in "harmony with nature." ...