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Were human fists made for fighting?

Discovery | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  Human hands evolved, at ...

What did the first humans to leave Africa look like?

Discovery | 
The most comprehensive dataset ever assembled on our early human ancestors provides evidence that the first humans emerged in South ...

Sometimes, evolution comes with negative side effects

Discovery | 
From rashes to irritable bowels, people today face certain health challenges because our ancestors evolved the genetic variations associated with ...

‘Fountain of youth’ likely found in genes, not lifestyle

Discovery | 
Researchers have just sequenced the genomes of 17 “supercentarians” — people over 110 years of age — and conclude that these long-lived ...

Humans and dogs evolved to listen for emotional cues

Discovery | 
Dog and human brains turn out to be surprisingly similar, at least where communication and emotions are concerned, a new ...

Viruses pass major test to enter ranks of living creatures

Live Science | 
The following is an edited excerpt. Viruses can acquire fully functional immune systems, according to new research that bolsters the ...
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