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Culture and the mind: a new theory of human intelligence – Science Weekly podcast | Science | The Guardian

Culture and the mind: a new theory of human intelligence – Science Weekly podcast | Science | The Guardian | Views of Evolution | Scoop.it
What role might culture play in intelligence? And how does human culture differ from culture found in other animals? Nicola Davis explores our evolutionary history
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The best interactive tree of life ever! «

The best interactive tree of life ever! « | Views of Evolution | Scoop.it
There's a new, fractally constructed tree of life—with dates of the nodes—called OneZoom, and you must have a look at it. It was created by Dr. Yan Wong (who helped write The Ancestor's Tale with Richard Dawkins) and Dr. James Rosindell; Luke Harmon contributed to the original idea.  The background and methods are explained on a…
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Chimpanzees, bonobos, and even humans may share ancient body language

Chimpanzees, bonobos, and even humans may share ancient body language | Views of Evolution | Scoop.it
Numerous gestures that have the same meaning
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The Microbiome & Health

The Microbiome & Health | Views of Evolution | Scoop.it
You may have heard of our microbiome by now; it is the community of microbes that lives on and inside of us. As genetics techniques have become more sophisticated, it's gotten easier for scie
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Les babouins produisent des vocalisations comparables aux voyelles - Communiqués et dossiers de presse - CNRS

Les babouins produisent des vocalisations comparables aux voyelles - Communiqués et dossiers de presse - CNRS | Views of Evolution | Scoop.it
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Surprise: A virus-like protein is important for cognition and memory

Surprise: A virus-like protein is important for cognition and memory | Views of Evolution | Scoop.it
A protein pivotal to how the brain acquires knowledge originated from a chance evolutionary event that occurred hundreds of millions of years ago. The protein, called Arc, is involved in storing long-term memories and learning. But new research shows that Arc looks and acts like a protein from viruses, report scientists at University of Utah Health.
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The human microbiome in evolution

The human microbiome in evolution | Views of Evolution | Scoop.it
The trillions of microbes living in the gut—the gut microbiota—play an important role in human biology and disease. While much has been done to explore its diversity, a full understanding of our microbiomes demands an evolutionary perspective. In this review, we compare microbiomes from human populations, placing them in the context of microbes from humanity’s near and distant animal relatives. We discuss potential mechanisms to generate host-specific microbiome configurations and the consequences of disrupting those configurations. Finally, we propose that this broader phylogenetic perspective is useful for understanding the mechanisms underlying human–microbiome interactions.
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Drs. Peter and Rosemary Grant - 40 years of Evolution of Darwin’s Finches | Carnegie Institution for Science

Drs. Peter and Rosemary Grant - 40 years of Evolution of Darwin’s Finches | Carnegie Institution for Science | Views of Evolution | Scoop.it
Charles Darwin said evolution was too slow to be observed, but modern studies have corrected this assertion. The Grants will discuss their decades of work studying Darwin’s finches on the Galápagos Island of Daphne Major, as chronicled in the Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time. Their research showed that Darwin’s finches evolve repeatedly when the environment changes. They have even observed the initial stages of new species formation!
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Anthropologist group suggests first humans to the Americas arrived via the kelp highway

Anthropologist group suggests first humans to the Americas arrived via the kelp highway | Views of Evolution | Scoop.it
(Phys.org)—A team of anthropologists from several institutions in the U.S. has offered a Perspective piece in the journal Science outlining current theories regarding the first humans to populate the Americas. In thei
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Bonobos help strangers without being asked

Bonobos help strangers without being asked | Views of Evolution | Scoop.it
A passer-by drops something and you spring to pick it up. Or maybe you hold the door for someone behind you. Such acts of kindness to strangers were long thought to be unique to humans, but recent research on bonobos suggest
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Human Evolution Timeline Interactive | The Smithsonian Institution's Human Origins Program

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Gorilla genome analysis reveals new human links

Gorilla genome analysis reveals new human links | Views of Evolution | Scoop.it
First full sequence of gorilla genome shows 96% share with humans, with close parallels in sensory perception and hearing
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Human Evolution Conference Talks Are Available To Watch Online Now

Human Evolution Conference Talks Are Available To Watch Online Now | Views of Evolution | Scoop.it
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Lecture One: Who Are We? Belief, Evolution, and Our Place in the World

Lecture One: Who Are We? Belief, Evolution, and Our Place in the World | Views of Evolution | Scoop.it
In this first lecture Professor Agustin Fuentes set the stage for the next five to come. The video of Fuentes' lecture is embedded below for those who were unable to attend in person, or for those who’d like to listen to it again. An audio only version can also be found at the end of…
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Human brain evolution looks gradual. If you ignore enough data... ·

Human brain evolution looks gradual. If you ignore enough data... · | Views of Evolution | Scoop.it
A paper describing the overall pattern of human brain size evolution omits the fossils that don't fit the pattern.
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Study Links Ancient Cave Drawings and Language Origins

Study Links Ancient Cave Drawings and Language Origins | Views of Evolution | Scoop.it
Sound echoing within caves may have also influenced what early humans put on rock walls.
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Killer whale learns how to mimic human speech

Killer whale learns how to mimic human speech | Views of Evolution | Scoop.it
From the water, a high-pitched squeak calls out "hello" but the sound is not coming from a human, it's a whale.
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Sir David Attenborough discusses Charles Darwin, People of Science with Professor Brian Cox, Tomorrow's World - BBC

Sir David Attenborough discusses Charles Darwin, People of Science with Professor Brian Cox, Tomorrow's World - BBC | Views of Evolution | Scoop.it
Professor Uta Frith discusses Alice Lee
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Brain Cells Share Information Using a Gene that Came From Viruses

Brain Cells Share Information Using a Gene that Came From Viruses | Views of Evolution | Scoop.it
The Arc gene, which is critical for animals’ ability to learn from experiences, has an incredible origin story.
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Paleolithic Ax Debunks Colonial Myth

Paleolithic Ax Debunks Colonial Myth | Views of Evolution | Scoop.it
The discovery of the world’s oldest ground-edge ax in Australia exposes our faulty assumptions about race, place, and human evolution.
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Modern human females and male Neandertals had trouble making babies. Here’s why

Modern human females and male Neandertals had trouble making babies. Here’s why | Views of Evolution | Scoop.it
Findings come from first detailed analysis of Neandertal Y chromosome
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Talking Evolution: Are We Still Evolving?

Talking Evolution: Are We Still Evolving? | Views of Evolution | Scoop.it
As a biology teacher who is a passionate proponent of teaching evolution as the backbone of my classes, I constantly get bombarded by students with tons of evolution questions. I do a lot of work c…
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Tooth-Marks on 500,000-Year-Old Bone Indicate Hominin Hunting/Scavenging by Large Carnivores | Paleoanthropology | Sci-News.com

Tooth-Marks on 500,000-Year-Old Bone Indicate Hominin Hunting/Scavenging by Large Carnivores | Paleoanthropology | Sci-News.com | Views of Evolution | Scoop.it
According to a team of scientists headed by Dr. Jean-Jacques Hublin at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, tooth-marks on a femur bone of Homo heidelbergensis found in Morocco indicate that it was consumed by large carnivores, likely hyenas (Crocuta crocuta or Hyaena hyaena).
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The Revolutionary Genius of Neanderthals

Neanderthals Levallois technique - Our often-ridiculed ancestors were capable of abstract thought. They deserve some respect.
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