Posts Tagged ‘evolution’

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 …

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 bbc.co.uk -

ScienceDaily (2010-06-09) — Scientists have identified a gene that enables Tibetans to thrive at altitudes where others get sick. A previous study published May 13 in Science reported that Tibetans are genetically adapted to high altitude. Now, a second study by a different team pinpoints a particular site within the human genome — a genetic …