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Newswise: What is the evolutionary purpose of menopause?

What is the evolutionary purpose of menopause?

University of Georgia

There must be some huge evolutionary benefit that renders women’s lives so valuable post-reproduction that they actually live six to eight years longer than men everywhere around the world.

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18-Feb-2020 3:35 PM EST
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Discovery at 'flower burial' site could unravel mystery of Neanderthal death rites

University of Cambridge

The first articulated Neanderthal skeleton to come out of the ground for over 20 years has been unearthed at one of the most important sites of mid-20th century archaeology: Shanidar Cave, in the foothills of Iraqi Kurdistan.

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18-Feb-2020 10:55 AM EST
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11-Feb-2020 1:55 PM EST
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Newswise: Why males pack a powerful punch

Why males pack a powerful punch

University of Utah

Elk have antlers. Rams have horns. In the animal kingdom, males develop specialized weapons for competition when winning a fight is critical. Humans do too, according to new research from the University of Utah. Males’ upper bodies are built for more powerful punches than females’, says the study, published in the Journal of Experimental Biology, suggesting that fighting may have long been a part of our evolutionary history.

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5-Feb-2020 12:55 PM EST
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Newswise: The “Firewalkers” of Karoo: Dinosaurs and Other Animals Left Tracks in a “Land of Fire”
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‘Profound’ evolution: Wasps learn to recognize faces

Cornell University

One wasp species has evolved the ability to recognize individual faces among their peers – something that most other insects cannot do – signaling an evolution in how they have learned to work together.

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27-Jan-2020 12:45 PM EST
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Media alert: The Allied Genetics Conference (TAGC) 2020

Genetics Society of America

Reporters are invited to attend The Allied Genetics Conference (TAGC), to be held April 22-26, 2020 in National Harbor, Maryland, just 30 minutes from downtown Washington DC. TAGC 2020 will feature the latest discoveries from researchers at the leading edge of what is possible in the biological and biomedical sciences.

Channels: Aging, Cancer, Cell Biology, Evolution and Darwin, Genetics,

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24-Jan-2020 12:20 PM EST
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Newswise: First Ancient DNA from West and Central Africa Illuminates Deep Human Past
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First Ancient DNA from West and Central Africa Illuminates Deep Human Past

Harvard Medical School

An international team led by Harvard Medical School scientists has produced the first genome-wide ancient human DNA sequences from west and central Africa.

Channels: Archaeology and Anthropology, History, Nature (journal), African News, Evolution and Darwin, Genetics, Staff Picks,

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17-Jan-2020 1:00 PM EST
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Newswise: eDNA techniques to transform subterranean environmental assessment

eDNA techniques to transform subterranean environmental assessment

University of Adelaide

A new project is set to transform understanding of the impact of mining on Australian subterranean species.

Channels: Environmental Science, Evolution and Darwin, Genetics,

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20-Jan-2020 7:05 PM EST
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