Posts Tagged ‘human’

Mapping Brain Neurons

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014
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Help scientists map the 80 billion neurons in your brain with EyeWire.

The Ability to Throw

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013
throwing, hominin, hominid, homo, erectus, human, evolution, baseball, football

When you watch a pitcher wind up and throw a fastball down the middle, you’re seeing millions of years of human evolution and adaptations in action.

Tree Climbing Ancestors

Friday, October 26th, 2012

A new study by Academy scientist Zeray Alemseged determines that Lucy and her kin climbed trees.

Beluga Whale Speaks Human

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

One beluga whale sounds vaguely familiar…

Breaking the Code

Friday, October 5th, 2012

The ENCODE project is revealing more about the human genome.

Hunter-Gatherer Genes

Monday, August 27th, 2012

What can the genes of three hunter-gatherer populations in Africa tell us about human origins?

Homo rudolfensis

Monday, August 20th, 2012
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What can new fossil discoveries tell us about our human lineage? Zeray Alemseged tells us…


Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Humans take python powers to heart.

Historic Mastodon Hunt

Monday, October 24th, 2011

A mastodon rib bone is challenging the early history of humans in North America.

The Original Mama’s Boy

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

Chemical analysis of fossilized teeth shows our early male ancestors never roamed too far from home.

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