The oldest known skeleton of our species _Homo sapiens_ is about 300,000 years old. But there was a time when humans didn’t exist at all and the world was covered in nothing but slime.
Source: Curious Kids: how did the first person evolve?
Remarkably, even Ernst Mayr was forced to tacitly acknowledge the challenge to Darwinism posed by convergence.
Source: Ignoring the Obvious: Convergent Evolution in Strickberger’s Evolution | Evolution News
The advent of DNA sequencing has given scientists a clearer insight into the interconnectedness of evolution and the web-like path that different organisms take, splitting apart and coming back together. Tony Capra, associate professor of biological sciences, has come to new conclusions about the in
Source: Understanding Human Evolution: Neanderthal DNA Contributes to Genetic Diversity
A key component of the Gulf Stream has markedly slowed over the past century — that’s the conclusion of a new research paper.
Source: Florida current is weaker now than at any point in the past century — ScienceDaily
Rats and bats that host pandemic pathogens like Covid-19 increase in damaged ecosystems, analysis shows
Source: Deadly diseases from wildlife thrive when nature is destroyed, study finds | Environment | The Guardian
Decoding_World_History version 11 This is a new version of Decoding World History, still a bit ragged, but the material needs to be out in the open as soon as possible. This is a generalized perspe…
Source: Decoding World History version 11 – 1848+: The End(s) of History
When we say someone has a quick mind, it may be in part thanks to our expanded cerebellum that distinguishes human brains from those of macaque monkeys, for example. High-resolution imaging shows the cerebellum is 80 percent of the area of the cortex, indicating it has grown as human behavior and cognition evolved.
Source: ‘Little brain’ or cerebellum not so little after all — ScienceDaily