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Human Biology

Think You Alone Control Your Body? This Video Will Set You Straight

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 12.11.2014 | Science

When you think of yourself, you probably think of a single individual. In reality, you're a collection of human cells plus the community of microorgan...

A Troublesome Response: Nicholas Wade Still Avoids the Debate About Race and Genetics

Agustín Fuentes | Posted 07.31.2014 | Science
Agustín Fuentes

In his response to comments by me, Jon Marks and Jennifer Raff, Wade does not take on any substantive aspect of the debate; rather, he misrepresents the science again and takes a shot at our credentials as scholars. Here is a very quick response to his comments, in hopes of correcting the record and getting this debate back to the science.

The Troublesome Ignorance of Nicholas Wade

Agustín Fuentes | Posted 07.19.2014 | Science
Agustín Fuentes

Wade's approach to race is particularly dangerous because his argument is that he is just a defender of scientific truth and that a cabal of left-leaning academics is obfuscating reality with oppressive, even fascistic, denials of the truth about race. Unfortunately, he is either ignorant of the actual data and diversity of research or he is willfully avoiding them.

Old Bones Show Black Death Had 'Silver Lining'

LiveScience | Stephanie Pappas | Posted 05.12.2014 | Science

The Black Death, a plague that first devastated Europe in the 1300s, had a silver lining. After the ravages of the disease, surviving Europeans lived...

WATCH: How Much Of Our Brains Do We REALLY Use?

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 02.04.2014 | Science

It's commonly said that we humans use only about 10 percent of our brains, with some people attributing Einstein's brilliance to his ability to stretc...

He's Just Not That Into You: Why Humans Need to Get Over Themselves

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Jeff Schweitzer

With few deviations, religions declare that humans are separate from other animals, higher and better than other critters, unique in their relationship with the creator.

Rat Study Points To Surprising Cause Of Laziness

Posted 04.09.2013 | Science

By: Live Science Staff Published: 04/09/2013 08:26 AM EDT on LiveScience New research might help explain why some people have trouble getting off ...

3 Gigabits Of Genetic Code

Andrew Hessel | Posted 03.20.2013 | Home
Andrew Hessel

As awe-inspiring as it is, the reality is that the complexity of fetal development reduces to 3 gigabits of genetic code. We are hardware made from software, code that is elegantly written.

The Beautiful And Efficient Anatomy Of Pregnancy

Alexander Tsiaras | Posted 03.20.2013 | Home
Alexander Tsiaras

2013-01-18-tsiaraspullMy goal is to visualize life in all its glory. And to see how daily lifestyle decisions affect the choreography of all of our cellular activity, causing disturbances stored in trillions of X, Y, Z coordinates.

Boxing Study Spotlights Evolution Of Human Hand

Posted 12.21.2012 | Science

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 12/19/2012 06:51 PM EST on LiveScience Human hands may have evolved their unique shape in order...