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#Human Evolution

This Guy May Have Been Making Complex Weapons Long Before We Were

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 11.19.2013 | Science

Our early ancestors may have been cleverer than we once thought. An international team of researchers said last week they had found evidence that ...

REVEALED: How Shifts In Ancient Climate Led To Bigger Brains

| Mark Maslin, The Conversation | Posted 11.18.2013 | Science

Editor's note: The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research. It should ...

Little Bloodsuckers Offer Big Insights Into Human Evolution

LiveScience | Wynne Parry | Posted 11.12.2013 | Science

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Clues to human evolution generally come from fossils left by ancestors and the molecular trail encoded in the human genome as it...

Where and When Did Humans Evolve?

Cadell Last | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Cadell Last

Our global presence is quite recent, and although we may look different, we are actually a genetically homogenous species compared to other great apes. This makes most of our differences superficial.

Are You Okay? You Smell Like Cytokines.

Wray Herbert | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

The healthy would have a better chance of surviving an epidemic if they could identify its first victims -- while they are still looking well -- and steer clear. Unfortunately, those early churnings of the immune system are far too subtle to detect. Or maybe not.

Does the Recent Homo Discovery Change Our Understanding of Human Evolution?

Cadell Last | Posted 12.22.2013 | Science
Cadell Last

The recent discovery of a fantastically complete early Homo skull from Dmanisi, Georgia (dated to about 1.8 million years old) has set off a proverbial "bomb" in the paleoanthropological community.

Oddball Skull Suggests We Were Wrong About Early Humans

LiveScience | Charles Q. Choi | Posted 10.18.2013 | Science

The earliest, now-extinct human lineages, once thought to be multiple species, may actually have been one species, researchers now controversially sug...

What Is the 'Internet of Things'?

Cadell Last | Posted 11.26.2013 | Technology
Cadell Last

Welcome to the Internet of Things (IoT). Currently the idea of the IoT has many definitions. Most include a world in the not-too-distant future where most objects are computerized and seamlessly integrated into our information network, creating "smart" grids, homes, and environments.

Is the Internet Evolving Into a Global Brain?

Cadell Last | Posted 11.20.2013 | Science
Cadell Last

So what will a fully mature Internet look like? How will it change the structure of our world? What will the Internet be in 2050?

Prehistoric Tools Suggest Neanderthals Taught Modern Humans

LiveScience | Charles Choi | Posted 08.13.2013 | Science

Neanderthals apparently created the oldest known examples of a kind of bone tool used in Europe, thus raising the possibility that modern humans may h...

Strange Hairy Creature's Fossilized Body Found In Ancient Lake

LiveScience | Laura Poppick | Posted 08.08.2013 | Science

An extremely well-preserved rodentlike fossil recently discovered in China provides some of the best evidence yet for how the earliest human ancestors...

What Percent Of Americans Believe That Humans Evolved Without God?

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 07.26.2013 | Religion

Though the number of Americans who believe that human beings evolved without God's influence has increased since 2004, the percentage may still prove ...

Baseball Study Spotlights Key Factor In Human Evolution

LiveScience | Denise Chow | Posted 08.05.2013 | Science

Retired baseball pitcher Sandy Koufax is regarded as one of the most talented players to have ever stepped on the mound, but new research suggests he ...

FREAKY: Is THIS The Future Of The Human Face?

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.11.2013 | Science

What might humans look like in the distant future? Nickolay Lamm, a Pittsburgh-based artist, has created four sci-fi-like illustrations showing one...

Tiny Fossils May Yield Big Insights Into Human Origins

| Posted 05.14.2013 | Science

By Michael Balter Researchers debate when language first evolved, but one thing is sure: Language requires us not only to talk but also to listen. A...

Early Humans Loved To Eat Brains

Newser.com | Posted 07.05.2013 | Weird News

Our evolutionary ancestors were hungry for braaaiiins--antelope brains, that is. Sets of animal bones recently unearthed in Kenya, believed to be the ...

Why Are Our Brains Lopsided? New Study Offers Answer

Posted 04.24.2013 | Science

By: Tanya Lewis, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 04/23/2013 07:07 PM EDT on LiveScience The two halves of the human brain are not symmetrical....

In All Undue Seriousness

Steve Bhaerman | Posted 06.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Steve Bhaerman

Thank goodness we've been able to laugh, because the perspective of humor has given us cheerfulness in the face of challenge, has made us more flexible and resilient, and it's given us the courage to face life and make necessary changes.

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Your DNA Contributes To Humanity's Story

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 04.08.2013 | Science

Our human lineage is not actually linear. In fact, it's more of a branching tree, telling the story of our origins in Africa and our migrations throug...

Fossils Cast Doubt On Theory Of Early Humans' Gait

Posted 03.20.2013 | Science

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 03/19/2013 08:07 PM EDT on LiveScience Fossil footprints could provide a skewed view of how anc...

The Government Whisperer

Steve Bhaerman | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics
Steve Bhaerman

After watching Cesar Millan in action for a month or so, it hit me. What America needs is a "government whisperer." As I look at our toxically dysfunctional system of governance, I see a wild, out-of-control, confused beast who acts as if it is the master.

Are Bunnies To Blame For Neanderthals' Demise?

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 03.07.2013 | Science

Why did Neanderthals become extinct? Scientists have offered a variety of theories, from climate change and cataclysmic volcanic eruptions to interbr...

Swami Beyondananda's 2013 State of the Universe Address: Time to Shift or Get off the Pot

Steve Bhaerman | Posted 05.01.2013 | Comedy
Steve Bhaerman

isten, every child in America should be taught the appropriate use of arms as soon as they have arms to raise -- hugging. Hug first, ask questions later. Come up with your hands out!

EXPLAINED: Surprising Reason Skin Gets Pruney In Water

| Posted 01.10.2013 | Science

By Sid Perkins A long soak in the tub can wreak havoc on your fingertips, transforming your smooth digits into wrinkly eyesores. But this rumply ski...

Does Our Planet Need A Stroke of Insight?

Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor | Posted 03.06.2013 | TED Weekends
Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor

2013-01-03-boltetaylorpullThe issues of mental health and global health are closely linked -- if not one and the same. Similar processes we use to improve our mental health can help us make better, more responsible decisions as a society -- by focusing on the compassion and integrity of our right brain, rather than the judgment, punishment and deception of our left brain.