New Findings Rewrite the Evolutionary Story of “Fish to Human”

The discovery of a fossil “treasure hoard” illuminates the rise of fishes. Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP) have recently found two fossil repositories in the early Silurian strata of southwest Guizhou and Chongqing

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Our Ancestors Ate a Paleo Diet. It Had Carbs. | Portside

What did people eat for dinner tens of thousands of years ago? Many advocates of the so-called Paleo diet will tell you that our ancestors’ plates were heavy on meat and low on carbohydrates — and that, as a result, we have evolved to thrive on this type of nutritional regimen.

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AI is changing scientists’ understanding of language learning – and raising questions about an innate grammar

Linguists have long considered grammar to be the glue of language, and key to how children learn it. But new prose-writing AIs suggest language experience may be more important than grammar.

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Alien Megastructures? Cosmic Thumbprint? Here’s What’s Behind This Spectacular James Webb Image

A new James Webb image of an extreme star system surrounded by surreal, geometric rings had even astronomers scratching their heads.

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 The charges of plagiarism from Wallace have never been properly addressed – 1848+: The End(s) of History

‘Odyssey’ and ‘The Evolution of Charles Darwin’ trace a thinker’s passage from ‘gentleman naturalist’ to titan of science. We have many posts here on the plagiarism issue. Source: Two Books on the …

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New discoveries about human prehistory are opening up revolutionary possibilities 

Discoveries in the fields of human origins, paleoanthropology, cognitive science, and behavioral biology have accelerated in the past few decades. We occasionally bump into news reports that new findings have revolutionary implications for how humanity lives today—but the information for the most pa

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