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Course at #UCDavis: EVOLUTION in HUMAN-ALTERED ENVIRONMENTS

Course at #UCDavis: EVOLUTION in HUMAN-ALTERED ENVIRONMENTS | Views of Evolution | Scoop.it
See attached a flyer for the undergraduate course “Evolution in Human-Altered Environments” (ETX 198-003; CRN 43875). This course will be taught Spring quarter 2016, MWF 9-9:50 AM, inst…
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Homo gautengensis

Homo gautengensis | Views of Evolution | Scoop.it
Homo gautengensis is a hominin species recently proposed by anthropologist Darren Curnoe in 2010, from analysis of a partial skull found in 1977 at Sterkfontain Cave near Johannesburg, South africa.
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Monkeys All the Way Down - SAPIENS

Monkeys All the Way Down - SAPIENS | Views of Evolution | Scoop.it
Everyone’s likely heard it or seen it written on a protest sign: “I didn’t evolve from a monkey.” It’s a well-worn refrain of those who resist the evolutionary perspective. The pat response we often hear is, “You’re right! We didn’t evolve from monkeys. We share ancestors with them.” However, this talking point isn’t entirely honest. …
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Neanderthal genes rev our immune systems. And our allergies

Neanderthal genes rev our immune systems. And our allergies | Views of Evolution | Scoop.it
Humans only retained a few Neanderthal genes after interbreeding with that ancient species, but some of them could be very important in understanding health.
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The Man Who Used Facebook to Find an Extinct Human Species - Issue 30: Identity - Nautilus

The Man Who Used Facebook to Find an Extinct Human Species - Issue 30: Identity - Nautilus | Views of Evolution | Scoop.it
In some sense, Lee Rogers Berger found himself and the drowning woman at the same time. The Georgia native had just returned home…
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First DNA extracted from an ancient African skeleton shows widespread mixing with Eurasians | Science/AAAS | News

First DNA extracted from an ancient African skeleton shows widespread mixing with Eurasians | Science/AAAS | News | Views of Evolution | Scoop.it
Genome of 4500-year old bones from Ethiopia suggests ancient migration into Africa
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Homo naledi, a new species of the genus Homo from the Dinaledi Chamber, South Africa

Homo naledi, a new species of the genus Homo from the Dinaledi Chamber, South Africa | Views of Evolution | Scoop.it
A new hominin species has been unearthed in the Dinaledi Chamber of the Rising Star cave system in the largest assemblage of a single species of hominins yet discovered in Africa.
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Ancient ancestor of humans with tiny brain discovered: Homo naledi raises intriguing questions about our evolutionary past

Ancient ancestor of humans with tiny brain discovered: Homo naledi raises intriguing questions about our evolutionary past | Views of Evolution | Scoop.it
Scientists have discovered a new species of hominin, a small creature with a tiny brain that opens the door to a new way of thinking about our ancient ancestors.
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First Peoples | Watch Online | PBS Video

First Peoples | Watch Online | PBS Video | Views of Evolution | Scoop.it
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The tree of life gets a makeover

The tree of life gets a makeover | Views of Evolution | Scoop.it
Biology’s tree of life has morphed from the familiar classroom version emphasizing kingdoms into a complex depiction of supergroups, in which animals are aligned with a slew of single-celled cousins.
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wEvolution Lab | NOVA Labs | PBS

wEvolution Lab | NOVA Labs | PBS | Views of Evolution | Scoop.it
What could you possibly have in common with a mushroom, or a dinosaur, or even a bacterium? More than you might think. Play NOVA's Evolution Lab to discover the evolutionary relationships that connect everything that has ever lived.
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Butterflies Forty Million Years Before Butterflies

Butterflies Forty Million Years Before Butterflies | Views of Evolution | Scoop.it
There’s a group of fossils insects that look really quite a lot like butterflies. They had broad wings with scales and pigmented eyespots. Their mouthparts were long probing straws. They likely fed…
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The 400,000 year old Ceprano fossil and implications for the evolution of Homo heidelbergensis

The 400,000 year old Ceprano fossil and implications for the evolution of Homo heidelbergensis | Views of Evolution | Scoop.it
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De-extinction science — The Long Now Foundation — Medium

De-extinction science - The Long Now Foundation - Medium
The following is a summary of Beth Shapiro’s Seminar “How to Clone a Mammoth”, presented as part of The Long Now Foundat…
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Distance from sub-Saharan Africa predicts mutational load in diverse human genomes - Proc Natl Acad Sci USA

Distance from sub-Saharan Africa predicts mutational load in diverse human genomes - Proc Natl Acad Sci USA | Views of Evolution | Scoop.it
Our Distance From Africa Predicts Our Number Of Harmful Genes | iflscience | Proc Natl Acad Sci USA
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"Biologists from Stanford University trace how human innovation impacts tool evolution

"Biologists from Stanford University trace how human innovation impacts tool evolution | Views of Evolution | Scoop.it
Many animals exhibit learned behaviors, but humans are unique in their capacity to build on existing knowledge to make new innovations. Understanding
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The Cartoon Guide to Vertebrate Evolution

The Cartoon Guide to Vertebrate Evolution | Views of Evolution | Scoop.it
In which I discover the pain of drawing non-avemetarsalian archosauriforms (so many osteoderms!) and ungulates. I like to think that the Big Vertebrate Tree is a useful resource, but it's not very ...
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Our fossil find suggests humans spread to Asia way before they got to Europe

Our fossil find suggests humans spread to Asia way before they got to Europe | Views of Evolution | Scoop.it
New find shows we may have been underestimating the Neanderthals.
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Leg bone gives up oldest human DNA - BBC News

Leg bone gives up oldest human DNA - BBC News | Views of Evolution | Scoop.it
The retrieval of high quality DNA from a 400,000-year-old human has opened up a new frontier in the study of our ancient ancestors.
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A phylogenomic data-driven exploration of viral origins and evolution

A phylogenomic data-driven exploration of viral origins and evolution | Views of Evolution | Scoop.it
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This Face Changes the Human Story. But How?

This Face Changes the Human Story. But How? | Views of Evolution | Scoop.it
Homo naledi, discovered in a cave near Johannesburg, is a human ancestor unlike any species previously known. The find is arguably one of the most important discoveries in human origins research in half a century. It’s also the most perplexing.
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Human body has gone through four stages of evolution

Human body has gone through four stages of evolution | Views of Evolution | Scoop.it
Research into 430,000-year-old fossils collected in northern Spain found that the evolution of the human body's size and shape has gone through four main stages.
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