Topic: Human evolution

Three Previously Unknown Ancient Primates Identified

Aug. 28, 2018
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UT Austin biological anthropologists have described three new species of fossil primates that were previously unknown to science. 

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When and Why Did Our Human Ancestors First Leave Africa?

July 11, 2018
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A new discovery in China may help bridge the gap between where humans began and where they are today.

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Human Skull Evolved Along with Two-Legged Walking, Study

March 17, 2017
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Researchers confirm that the evolution of bipedalism in fossil humans can be detected using a key feature of the skull.

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Compared with Apes, People's Gut Bacteria Lack Diversity, Study Finds

Nov. 4, 2014

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AUSTIN, Texas  The microbes living in people's guts are much less diverse than those in humans' closest relatives, the African apes, an apparently long evolutionary trend that appears to be speeding up in more modern societies, with possible implications for human health, according to a new study.

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Study Examines Potential Evolutionary Role of "Sexual Regret" in Human Survival and Reproduction

Nov. 25, 2013

In the largest, most in-depth study to date on regret surrounding sexual activity, a team of psychology researchers found a stark contrast in remorse between men and women, potentially shedding light on the evolutionary history of human nature.

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