For an animal whose brain is the size of a pinhead, one would think its capabilities would be hopelessly limited. Not so.
Source: Dragonflies Make the Most of a Tiny Brain | Evolution News
Species was direct ancestor of early humans in Africa and discovery has led to reassessment of epoch
Source: Human species who lived 500,000 years ago named as Homo bodoensis | Evolution | The Guardian
Lewis first read Bergson in France during World War I while recovering from shrapnel wounds from the front-lines, and the experience on Lewis was profound.
Source: Why C. S. Lewis Doubted Natural Selection | Evolution News
A new fossil discovery may be the oldest animal fossil on record. The 890-million-year-old sponge would push back the evolutionary
Source: EarthSky | New fossil discovery may add 100s of millions of years to animal evolution
Our DNA is very similar to that of the chimpanzee, which in evolutionary terms is our closest living relative. Stem cell researchers have now found a previously overlooked part of our DNA, so-called non-coded DNA, that appears to contribute to a difference which, despite all our similarities, may explain why our brains work differently.
Source: What makes us human? The answer may be found in overlooked DNA — ScienceDaily
From a frequent visitor here:
Neil Turok We came for something, something violent, something extraordinary. Two possibilities: 1. Time non exist in the beginning. 2. 10 spatial dimensions + time (BRANE) We have to be almost two…
Source: A few notes before the Big Bang – Lluís Bussé
Excavations at the site of ‘Ubeidiya are at the heart of a debate about Homo erectus migrations, with profound implications for questions of human resilience and adaptability.
Source: What Drove Homo Erectus Out of Africa? – SAPIENS