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Human Evolution

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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: 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

Spark Blog: Video: Making of a Fireside Chat Scene

In Arizona, Alan and archeologist Curtis Marean had a fireside chat about how modern humans replaced the Neanderthals. Check out this video to see how the scene was made.

Oct 21st, 2008 | 1 comment

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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: Why Your Voice Is Quieter Than an Orangutan’s

All great apes, including humans, have vocal tract air sacs that they use to call out loud. Ours have evolved to be smaller than the other apes’, leaving them with louder voices.

Aug 25th, 2008 | Comments Off on In the News: Why Your Voice Is Quieter Than an Orangutan’s

Spark Blog: The Big Red Button

Graham Chedd tells the story of what happened at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, where researchers were examining Neanderthal teeth with a high-power x-ray.

Jul 7th, 2008 | Comments Off on Spark Blog: The Big Red Button

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In the News: Monkeys That Can Count

While we can manipulate elaborate equations with square roots and derivatives, new research shows monkeys can “count” audible beeps and equate them to visual representations of the same amount.

Jul 5th, 2008 | Comments Off on In the News: Monkeys That Can Count
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