Stories about ‘Evolution’

By Carlos curated from nature.com -

Let me qualify the sensationalist headline a bit. There’s probably not just any one gene that can be found to qualify someone as mentally disabled when mutated, however, what they’re talking about here in NatureĀ is a program launched in the UK that aims to identify mutations in genes different from the already known genetically based …

By Carlos curated from bbc.co.uk -

“We’ve for the first time been able to put together three quite different methods for reconstructing diet and gotten one cohesive picture of the diet of this ancient species and that picture is really quite different from what we’ve seen in other hominins (human ancestors),” she said.

“That’s exciting, we’re seeing a lot more variation …

By Carlos curated from ted.com -

Frans de Waal describes some clever experiments that showcase examples of morality in the animal kingdom. The most interesting, or the most easy to parallel to human sense of morality, is exhibited toward the end of the video and involves a pair of Capuchin monkeys. I won’t ruin the surprise- as hilarious as it is …