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3 modern adaptations that prove humans are still evolving

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Genetic mutations lead to new traits — and with the world population now above 7 billion and rising, the chances ...
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Interbreeding with Neanderthals, Denisovans gave us an evolutionary boost, study says

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When Homo sapiens left Africa and encountered the Homo neanderthalensis in Europe, the two ancient hominins did the obvious thing and had sex with ...
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What the next 20 years have in store for male birth control, including a gel rubbed into the shoulders

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[M]ale contraception has been limited to the same two options for the last 100 years: condoms and a vasectomy. Neither ...

CRISPR-edited chickens are coming: Can they stop a bird flu epidemic?

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Humans don’t usually get the flu directly from animals, but human outbreaks of bird and swine flu can and do ...

Linked at last? 4-million-year-old skull connects humans to ‘Lucy’ ancestor

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Long before Neanderthals or Homo erectus wandered the Earth, there lived an early human species called Australopithecus afarensis. Most famously represented by the specimen known ...
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We’ve been dealing with bubonic plague for 4,000 years, DNA analysis of ancient skeletons shows

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Recently, the examination of two 3,800-year old skeletons revealed the presence of a Yersinia pestis strain, famously the bacterium that causes plague. This ...
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Evolution of modern human behavior linked to the rounding of our brains

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In a study published [January 24] in Science Advances, researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology announced that the earliest Homo sapiens did ...

Lava tube cities could be key to colonization of Moon and Mars

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[R]esearchers at the European Planetary Science Congress, an annual meeting of that serves as a “dissemination platform” for new space studies, ...
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Will you lose your hair? Baldness algorithm of 287 gene regions can predict your chances

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[A] recent study...has become the first to detail exactly which genes are involved [in male pattern baldness]. ... [A] team ...
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