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Entries from January 2014

Engineer Converts Yeast Cells Into ‘Sweet Crude’ Biofuel

January 23rd, 2014 · No Comments

Engineer Converts Yeast Cells Into ‘Sweet Crude’ Biofuel http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140122091950.htm Jan. 22, 2014 — Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering have developed a new source of renewable energy, a biofuel, from genetically engineered yeast cells and ordinary table sugar. This yeast produces oils and fats, known as lipids, that can […]

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Humanity’s Most Common Male Ancestor Emerged Earlier Than Thought

January 23rd, 2014 · No Comments

Humanity’s Most Common Male Ancestor Emerged Earlier Than Thought: 209,000 Years Ago, Study Finds Jan. 22, 2014 — Our most common male ancestor emerged some 209,000 years ago — earlier than many scientists previously thought, according to new research from the University of Sheffield. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140122134148.htm The pioneering study, conducted by Dr Eran Elhaik from the […]

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‘Ardi’ Skull Reveals Links to Human Lineage

January 7th, 2014 · No Comments

‘Ardi’ Skull Reveals Links to Human Lineage http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140106160041.htm Jan. 6, 2014 — One of the most hotly debated issues in current human origins research focuses on how the 4.4 million-year-old African species Ardipithecus ramidus is related to the human lineage. “Ardi” was an unusual primate. Though it possessed a tiny brain and a grasping big […]

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The Most Fascinating Human Evolution Discoveries of 2013

January 3rd, 2014 · No Comments

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/2014/01/01/the-most-fascinating-human-evolution-discoveries-of-2013/?WT_mc_id=SA_DD_20140102

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If science can’t explain human evolution, it is hardly surprising religious groups don’t toe the line

January 1st, 2014 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/2014/01/01/one-third-of-americans-reject-evolution-poll-shows/: poll on rejection of evolution

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