Our entire lives are built around time. We plan for the future in light of what we know about the past.
Source: Time Might Not Exist, Physicists Say; Causation Is the Basic Feature of Our Universe
Traits from RNA molecules passed between multiple generations of worms can work with genetic changes to influence future evolution.
Source: In Worms, Inheritance Beyond Genes Can Help Evolution | Quanta Magazine
Paleontologist Günter Bechly was a proponent of Darwinism until he discovered significant scientific reasons to doubt the evolutionary story.
Source: Bechly: Problems with Universal Common Ancestry | Evolution News
The evolution of Earth can be dated back 14 billion years ago to the Big Bang. This spiral timeline shows the events that led us to our modern world.
Source: Nature Timespiral: The Evolution of Earth from the Big Bang
From the archive: researchers visited the remote Kalash valleys to investigate how the concept of ‘happy’ and ‘sad’ music differs across cultures. Listen to The Conversation Weekly podcast.
Source: How culture informs people’s emotional reaction to music – podcast
Tourism revenues account for almost 10% of Costa Rica’s gross domestic product. New research shows that charismatic wildlife is necessary but not sufficient to attract ecotourists.
Source: Protecting biodiversity – and making it accessible – has paid off for Costa Rica
His idea takes us through Flatland, a two-dimensional world, and the tesseract, a four-dimensional cube.
Source: Hard Problem of Consciousness Solved?: A 4th Spatial Dimension? | Mind Matters
Diverse life forms may have evolved earlier than previously thought. Diverse microbial life existed on Earth at least 3.75 billion years ago, suggests a new study led by University College London (UCL) researchers that challenges the conventional view of when life began. Diverse microbial life e
Source: Diverse Life Forms Evolved 3.75 Billion Years Ago – Challenging the Conventional View of When Life Began
Nature – Climate’s effect on hominin habits, dispersals and species diversity.
Source: A lengthy look at climate and its role in hominin evolution
A colossal simulation of the past two million years of Earth’s climate provides evidence that temperature and other planetary conditions influenced early human migration — and possibly contributed to the emergence of the modern-day human species around 300,000 years ago.
Source: Record-Breaking Simulation Hints at How Climate Shaped Human Migration | Portside