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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...