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#Human Evolution

WATCH: Life On Earth's Five Billion Years Stuffed Into Two Minutes

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.25.2013 | Science

When the amazing 4.5-billion-year history of life on Earth is compressed into two minutes and 20 seconds, it quickly becomes apparent that humans are ...

Who DIDN'T Have Sex With Neanderthals?

Posted 11.01.2012 | Science

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 11/01/2012 09:40 AM EDT on LiveScience The only modern humans whose ancestors did not interbr...

Strange New Study Links Muscle Strength, Political Views

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 10.23.2012 | Science

Are political views a matter of muscles? A new paper published online in the journal Psychological Science suggests that muscular strength can be ...

Sex With Neanderthals Stopped After Major Migration, Scientists Say

Posted 10.05.2012 | Science

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 10/04/2012 05:07 PM EDT on LiveScience Neanderthals apparently last interbred with the ance...

DNA From Bone Chip, Teeth Yields Detailed Image Of Extinct Humans

Posted 08.31.2012 | Science

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 08/30/2012 02:05 PM EDT on LiveScience The genome of a recently discovered branch of extinct...

Is Our Survival Instinct Failing Us?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 08.13.2012 | Science
Dr. Jim Taylor

The fight-or-flight reaction to threats is far too simplistic to effectively overcome many of the threats we are confronted with today. In fact, not only is this hardwired response often not effective, but it can be counterproductive to our survival.

Human Evolution And The Sterility Of Creationism

Michael Ruse | Posted 08.04.2012 | Religion
Michael Ruse

The greatest crime is blocking our children from seeing what a wonderful world in which we humans live and how God's greatest gift was giving us the abilities to discover this world, however strange and terrifying it may seem at times.

Are Humans Still Evolving? New Study Gives Surprising Answer

Posted 03.19.2013 | Science

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 04/30/2012 03:11 PM EDT on LiveScience Natural forces of evolution still continue to shape hu...

Consciousness, Not Just Another Buzzword

Denise M. Wilbanks | Posted 05.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Denise M. Wilbanks

We are, without doubt, at a tipping point in our human evolution. The underlying theme seems to be "change," as in self-transformation, or get sucked in by the "quantum vacuum" of our dysfunctional system.

DNA Study Shows Color Of Neanderthal Eyes

| Traci Watson | Posted 03.20.2012 | Science

In museums around the world, reproductions of Neandertals sport striking blue or green eyes, pale skin, and gingery hair. Now new DNA analysis suggest...

'Unique' Fossil Discovery May Reveal New Human Species

Posted 05.14.2012 | Science

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 03/14/2012 11:09 AM EDT on LiveScience Mysterious fossils of what may be a previously unknown...

Why Humans Don't Have Colorful Faces

Posted 01.12.2012 | Science

A new evolutionary study on face color in primates may tell us more about ourselves and why humans' faces are so dull compared to the bright colors on...

The Bhagavad Gita

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar | Posted 06.19.2013 | World
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

The fact is that it is not the scriptures that inflict terrorism; it is the misinterpretation of an ignorant and stressed mind which justifies their actions quoting scriptures.

'Missing Links': A Book About Us

Dan Agin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Dan Agin

The book is immensely readable. But apart from the wondrous journey into human origins, there is one group that should read this book word for word: every fundamentalist who doubts science.

The Road to Conscious Evolution

Karen Talavera | Posted 09.26.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Talavera

So You've Shifted -- Now What? If you've been through a shift, or if you're still shifting, it can be a wild ride. As I described in my last two post...

What Will The Human Brain Look Like In The Future?

Mark Changizi, Ph.D. | Posted 11.05.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Changizi, Ph.D.

What other way forward could humans possibly have? With genetic and cyborg enhancement off the table for many years, it would seem we are presently stuck as-is, sans upgrades.

The Verdict Is In For Texas Schools: Will Creationism Be Taught In Science Class?

AP | JIM VERTUNO | Posted 09.21.2011 | Education

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas State Board of Education delivered a blow to social conservatives Friday, giving final approval to supplemental high s...

Frans de Waal on Politics, Fairness, and Human Nature

Eric Michael Johnson | Posted 09.13.2011 | Politics
Eric Michael Johnson

The theme of Frans de Waal's newest book is the culmination of his work to date and presents a synthesis of the factors that account for cooperative behavior in the natural world.

Weight Loss Beyond Diet And Exercise

Matthew Edlund, M.D. | Posted 08.03.2011 | Healthy Living
Matthew Edlund, M.D.

t's not just what you eat; it's not just about how you eat or when you go to the gym. It's the system, folks -- the simple facts about our basic life functions.

Evolution And Catholic Theology

Michael Ruse | Posted 07.11.2011 | Religion
Michael Ruse

As things stand at the moment, there is a flat-out contradiction between the claims of modern biological science and the theology of the Roman Catholic Church.

How The Gift Of Gab Saved The Human Race

Mark Matousek | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Matousek

Gossip has been an indispensable method for policing one another ever since, helping us to monitor good and evil as well as prevent physical conflict.

Welcome to 'The Shift'

Karen Talavera | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Talavera

I believe we're living through a period of accelerated human evolution, otherwise known as an "evolutionary leap," and that this one is not only marked by but defined by a shift in human consciousness.

America's Ongoing War on Evolution: A Christian's Lament

Karl Giberson, Ph.D | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Karl Giberson, Ph.D

Anti-evolution in America is big business. Polls reveal widespread opposition to evolution in America that shows no sign of abating

What If Christmas Means More Than Easter

Walter Beebe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Walter Beebe

What if Jesus' birth, not the resurrection, heralded humanity's rebirth at a whole new level?

What Do Cows' Milk And Thicker Skulls Have In Common?

Gregory Cochran | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Gregory Cochran

Note that old-style humans had much thicker skulls than we do today. Field researchers have actually mistaken fragments of a homo erectus skull for part of a turtle shell.