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Entries from April 2014

First Eurasians left Africa up to 130,000 years ago

April 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

First Eurasians left Africa up to 130,000 years ago http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/04/140421164242.htm Scientists have shown that anatomically modern humans spread from Africa to Asia and Europe in several migratory movements. The first ancestors of today‚Äôs non-African peoples probably took a southern route through the Arabian Peninsula as early as 130,000 years ago, the researchers found.   The […]

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Humans and Neandertals interbred

April 9th, 2014 · No Comments

Humans and Neandertals interbred, new method confirms http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/04/140408111228.htm Technical objections to the idea that Neandertals interbred with the ancestors of Eurasians have been overcome, thanks to a new genome analysis method. The technique can more confidently detect the genetic signatures of interbreeding than previous approaches and will be useful for evolutionary studies of other ancient […]

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Bacteria Could Grow Futuristic ‘Self-Healing’ Materials

April 8th, 2014 · No Comments

Bacteria Could Grow Futuristic ‘Self-Healing’ Materials by Katia Moskvitch posted on April 05, 2014 04:37PM GMT Why bother to manufacture materials if you can grow them organically? http://www.richarddawkins.net/news_articles/2014/4/5/bacteria-could-grow-futuristic-self-healing-materials#

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From athletes to couch potatoes

April 8th, 2014 · No Comments

From athletes to couch potatoes: Humans through 6,000 years of farming http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/04/140407214904.htm Research into the strength and shape of lower limb bones shows that, in the first 6,000 years of farming, our ancestors in Central Europe became less active as their tasks diversified and technology improved. Anthropologists show that this drop in mobility was particularly […]

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