DNA study reveals modern humans emerged from several groups in Africa, not one.
Past studies of human genetics have proposed the theory that modern humans originated from a single population in Africa. But a new paper, published last week in the journal Nature, put this idea to the test—and concluded it doesn’t hold up. The paper relies on modeling using the genomes of 290 living people from southern, eastern… Continue reading
The evolutionary adaptation of wrinkling of fingers submerged in water.
Have you wondered why your fingers wrinkle when submerged in water? This response of the skin has an evolutionary advantage to the humans. Read this interesting article published by the BBC. https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20220620-why-humans-evolved-to-have-fingers-that-wrinkle-in-the-bath Feature Photo by Andre Moura: https://www.pexels.com/photo/photo-of-person-s-hand-submerged-in-water-2499417/ Continue reading
Surprising similarities in stone tools of early humans and monkeys
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT has published an interesting article on similarities between the stone tools used by macaques (a group of old world monkeys) in Thailand and those that were intentionally manufactured by early Hominins discovered in East Africa. (Lower Paleolithic) “The ability to intentionally make sharp stone flakes is seen as a crucial point in the evolution… Continue reading
i think, therefore i am.
Cogito, ergo sum is a Latin philosophical proposition by René Descartes usually translated into English as “I think, therefore I am”, probably the one thing that defines our specie.