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In the News: Ancient Footprints

Anthropologists recently announced they’ve discovered the first example of footprints from the early human species Homo erectus.

Mar 5th, 2009 | Comments Off on In the News: Ancient Footprints

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In the News: Nobel Conference – Who Were the First Humans?

Gustavus Adolphus College hosted a conference last October focused squarely on the idea of “The Human Spark.” We've met with many of the speakers.

Feb 24th, 2009 | 2 comments

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In the News: Counting Without Numbers

One of the earliest things American children are taught is how to count items out loud. But how much do we understand about numbers before we learn this vocabulary?

Dec 23rd, 2008 | 1 comment

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In The News: The End of Evolution?

British geneticist Steve Jones has lately made the provocative assertion that human evolution is coming to its end. What do you think?

Dec 12th, 2008 | 6 comments

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In The News: Bonobos Are Not Hippie Chimps

In an article in the journal Current Biology researchers describe directly observing bonobos hunting not just small forest creatures but other primates as well.

Dec 2nd, 2008 | 2 comments

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In the News: On Religion and Evolution

A recent study published in Science sets aside the religious critique of evolution and examines how religion itself may be a part of human evolution.

Nov 20th, 2008 | 6 comments

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In the News: What Ancient Cave Art Says About Us

From the discovery of painted caves in Altamira, Spain to the recent discovery of Chauvet in France, what can researchers learn from these ancient artists?

Oct 10th, 2008 | Comments Off on In the News: What Ancient Cave Art Says About Us

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In the News: Number Approximation: Go with Your Gut!

New research shows that humans' instinctual and symbolic number systems may be more closely related than was previously thought. Test your own approximation skills!

Sep 18th, 2008 | Comments Off on In the News: Number Approximation: Go with Your Gut!

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In the News: European Magpie: No Bird Brain

Until recently only great apes and some other big-brained mammals were thought capable of passing the “mirror test.” Enter the European magpie.

Sep 9th, 2008 | 4 comments

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In the News: Did Early Europeans Interbreed with Neanderthals?

There were thousands of years that Neanderthals and Homo sapiens inhabited the same regions in Europe. How much did these groups intermingle?

Sep 5th, 2008 | Comments Off on In the News: Did Early Europeans Interbreed with Neanderthals?
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