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Article ID: 689960

Earliest Cave Paintings Were Made by Neanderthals, Scientists Discover

University of Southampton

Scientists have found the first major evidence that Neanderthals made cave paintings, indicating they may have had an artistic sense similar to our own.

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22-Feb-2018 8:05 AM EST
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    21-Feb-2018 1:00 PM EST

Article ID: 689814

Ancient DNA Tells Tales of Humans’ Migrant History

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)

Fueled by advances in analyzing DNA from the bones of ancient humans, scientists have dramatically expanded the number of samples studied – revealing vast and surprising migrations and genetic mixing of populations in our prehistoric past.

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20-Feb-2018 9:45 AM EST

Article ID: 689912

Cross-Bred Flies Reveal New Clues About How Proteins Are Regulated

Scripps Research Institute

A team from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has revealed that by crossing two species of flies, they can use what they learn from the proteome of the hybrid offspring to find new clues about how proteins interact with each other

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21-Feb-2018 12:05 PM EST
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    20-Feb-2018 7:05 PM EST

Article ID: 689846

Brain Size of Human Ancestors Evolved Gradually Over 3 Million Years

University of Chicago Medical Center

Modern humans have brains that are more than three times larger than our closest living relatives, chimpanzees and bonobos. Scientists don't agree on when and how this dramatic increase took place, but new analysis of 94 hominin fossils shows that average brain size increased gradually and consistently over the past three million years.

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20-Feb-2018 1:45 PM EST

Article ID: 688221

A True Fish Story: Biologist Kingsley on Evolutionary Patterns We Share with Creatures of the Sea, Feb. 23 at NYU

New York University

New York University will host David Kingsley, an evolutionary biologist at Stanford University, for “Fishing for the Secrets of Vertebrate Evolution,” its annual Darwin Lecture, on Friday, Feb. 23.

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20-Feb-2018 8:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 689552

Duplicate Genes Help Animals Resolve Sexual Conflict

University of Chicago Medical Center

Duplicate copies of a gene shared by male and female fruit flies have evolved to resolve competing demands between the sexes. New genetic analysis by researchers at the University of Chicago describes how these copies have evolved separate male- and female-specific functions that are crucial to reproduction and fertility.

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14-Feb-2018 1:05 PM EST
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    15-Feb-2018 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 689548

Birds and Primates Share Brain Cell Types Linked to Intelligence

University of Chicago Medical Center

In a new study, published this week in the journal Current Biology, scientists from UChicago show that some neurons in bird brains form the same kind of circuitry and have the same molecular signature as cells that enable connectivity between different areas of the mammalian neocortex.

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14-Feb-2018 12:05 PM EST

Article ID: 689438

Interdisciplinary Approach Yields New Insights Into Human Evolution

Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt biologist Nicole Creanza takes an interdisciplinary approach to human evolution--both biological and cultural--as editor of special themed issue of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B.

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13-Feb-2018 9:05 AM EST
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    13-Feb-2018 5:00 AM EST

Article ID: 689277

When It Comes to Extinction Risk, Body Size Matters

Santa Fe Institute

Models for extinction risk are necessarily simple. Most reduce complex ecological systems to a linear relationship between resource density and population growth—something that can be broadly applied to infer how much resource loss a species can survive.

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9-Feb-2018 11:00 AM EST

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