evolution

 
Naledi is our spirit, not simply old bones
Naledi is our spirit, not simply old bones
The global fight against patriarchy and the treatment of women as inferior has witnessed the rise of the use of the term humankind instead of...
Pope Francis: evolution and creation both right
Pope Francis: evolution and creation both right
It is possible to believe in evolution and the Catholic Church's teaching on creation, Pope Francis has said, as he cautioned against portraying...
Move with the times and you'll defeat inequality
Move with the times and you'll defeat inequality
The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. It's the phrase that launched a thousand editorials, most of them decrying the...
Not so cocky: Roosters lose penises to please hens
Not so cocky: Roosters lose penises to please hens
The revelation came from research published in the journal Current Biology. It said male chickens kill their own penises in the...
'Ancestor' fossils show evolving early humans
'Ancestor' fossils show evolving early humans
The two fossils are some of the most preserved specimens ever studied, and were found in 2008 by Professor Lee Berger, of the Evolutionary...
Ape genes show we have gorillas in our midst
Ape genes show we have gorillas in our midst
Our ancestors made the evolutionary split with gorillas around 10-million years ago, but we still share a remarkable number of genes with the great...
Earliest mammals sniffed their way to success
Earliest mammals sniffed their way to success
A new analysis of some of the earliest mammals and mammal-like creatures shows their complex brains evolved in stages, starting with the regions...
The next link in the chain
The next link in the chain
Professor Lee Berger unlocks the heavy safe in the offices of Wits University's Institute for Human Evolution, gingerly removes a plastic case and...
Darwin and the chicken's egg
Darwin and the chicken's egg
What came first, the chicken or the egg? I'm thrilled to report that after extensive navel contemplation, this quintessential human conundrum has...
Tourism curbed in bid to save Galapagos haven
Tourism curbed in bid to save Galapagos haven
The volcanic archipelago studded off South America's Pacific coast is famous for unlikely creatures, big and small, which have evolved and thrived...
My cousin's a chimpanzee
My cousin's a chimpanzee
I chuckled last week when I stumbled on a news story about the re-chalking of an ancient British monument, the Cerne Abbas giant. Volunteers had...

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