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All Posts Tagged With: "evolution"

Web-Exclusive Video: Running = Big Brains?

Which came first – the running or the brain? Running could be the reason humans were able to hunt large game and consume the protein needed for a big brain.

Dec 17th, 2009 | Comments Off

Expert Blogger: A Spark or an Ember? by John Shea

For John Shea, the way we posed our questions about the human spark got him pondering the evolution of our human uniqueness in a new way.

Dec 10th, 2009 | 8 comments

Spark Blog: Interview – John Shea, Paleoanthropologist

Here John Shea shares a bit more about his research interests – and what it’s like to be interviewed for television!

Dec 9th, 2009 | Comments Off

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In the News: What Does Ape Behavior Say About Us?

Scientists are attacking the question of how we became human from a number of new directions – in addition to analyzing the evidence of ancient fossils.

Sep 18th, 2009 | 6 comments

Spark Blog: Chimpanzee Culture?

Psychologist Vicky Horner discusses research into chimpanzee cultural transmission. Do chimps have "culture" like humans?

Aug 26th, 2009 | 2 comments

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In the News: A Fossil Called “Ida”

The media has jumped all over this beautifully preserved 47-million-year-old fossil, with some even calling it a “missing link.” What do you think?

May 27th, 2009 | Comments Off

Spark Blog: Video: Humaniqueness

Harvard's Marc Hauser has coined his own term for what we’ve been calling the Human Spark – humaniqueness.

May 22nd, 2009 | Comments Off

Spark Blog: Video: Ancient Dental Cleaning

Amanda Henry showed us how she very gently scrapes dental plaque from the Skhul 5 skull’s molars to find out what our ancestors may have eaten.

May 20th, 2009 | 5 comments

Spark Blog: Larry Engel: Running Better in “Non-sneakers”

Harvard's Dan Lieberman argues that we humans evolved to become the best long-distance runners on earth -- and we did it barefoot!

May 6th, 2009 | 3 comments

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In the News: Evolution and Color Vision

The colors a species can perceive is dictated by the types and number of visual pigments found in the retina. How might our color vision system have evolved?

Apr 13th, 2009 | Comments Off
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