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February 12, 2017
Chimpanzee feet allow scientists a new grasp on human foot evolution
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An investigation into the evolution of human walking by looking at how chimpanzees walk on two legs is the subject of a new research paper published in the March 2017 issue of Journal of Human Evolution. The human foot is distinguished from the feet of all other primates by the presence of a longitudinal arch, which spans numerous joints and bones of the midfoot region and is thought to stiffen the foot. This structure is thought to be a critical adaptation for bipedal locomotion, or walking on tw ... read more

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Study finds genetic continuity between modern East Asia people and their Stone Age relatives
Scientists have discovered high "genetic continuity" between modern East Asia populations and their Stone Age ancestors. ... more
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Brain-computer interface allows completely locked-in people to communicate
A brain-computer interface that can decipher the thoughts of people who are unable to communicate could revolutionize the lives of those living with complete locked-in syndrome according to a new pa ... more
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Scientists find link between brain shape and personality
Brain shape can predict personality traits and risk of mental health problems, new research suggests. ... more
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Girls less likely to associate 'brilliance' with their own gender
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Study: Pueblo architects understand advanced geometry
The ancient Pueblo people of the Southwestern United States had no written language or numerical system, but the complexities of their architectural feats suggest they understood advanced geometry. ... more
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What humans and primates both know when it comes to numbers
For the past several years, Jessica Cantlon has been working to understand how humans develop the concept of numbers, from simple counting to complex mathematical reasoning. Early in her career at t ... more
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Humans, not climate change, wiped out Australian megafauna
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Discovery adds rock collecting to Neanderthal's repertoire
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Survival of many of the world's nonhuman primates is in doubt, experts report
A report in the journal Science Advances details the grim realities facing a majority of the nonhuman primates in the world - the apes, monkeys, tarsiers, lemurs and lorises inhabiting ever-shrinkin ... more
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Study explores why male baboons become domestic abusers
Why do some male baboons commit domestic abuse? Simply put: they're desperate. ... more
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Fast and slow talkers share the same amount of information
According to new research out of Brown University, fast and slow talkers deliver information at the same rate. ... more
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Baboons produce vocalizations comparable to vowels
Baboons produce vocalizations comparable to vowels. This is what has been demonstrated by an international team coordinated by researchers from the Gipsa-Lab (CNRS/Grenoble INP/Grenoble Alpes Univer ... more
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Research sheds new light on high-altitude settlement in Tibet
Humans likely established permanent settlements on the high-altitude Tibetan Plateau between 13,000-7,400 years ago, according to new research published this week in the journal Science. That ... more
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A research framework for tracing human migration events after 'out of Africa' origins
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Hair today, hungover tomorrow as young Japanese come of age
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New study finds evolution of brain and tooth size were not linked in humans
A new study from the George Washington University's Center for the Advanced Study of Human Paleobiology (CASHP) found that whereas brain size evolved at different rates for different species, especi ... more
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Archaeologists: Chaco Canyon inhabitants likely relied on imported food
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Study: Language barriers holding back global science
The domination of English and a lack of translation is hurting global science, new research suggests. ... more
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Earliest evidence discovered of plants cooked in ancient pottery
A team of international scientists, led by the University of Bristol, has uncovered the earliest direct evidence of humans processing plants for food found anywhere in the world. Researchers a ... more
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Chimpanzees are 'indifferent' when it comes to altruism
New research into chimpanzees suggests that, when it comes to altruistically helping a fellow chimpanzee, they are 'indifferent'. The paper, published in Nature Communications, found no eviden ... more
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Dental hygiene, caveman style
Bits of wood recovered from a 1.2-million-year-old tooth found at an excavation site in northern Spain indicate that the ancient relatives of man may have use a kind of toothpick. Toothbrushes were ... more
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Neanderthals visited seaside cave in England for 180,000 years
Neanderthals may have taken vacations, or at least they liked the view from the granite cliffs of Jersey. New evidence suggests Neanderthals visited La Cotte de St Brelade, a prehistoric site on the island of Jersey, for at least 180,000 years. ... more
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