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Human Brain Growth Outpaces Chimps In Womb
2012-09-25 13:07:57

A new study from Kyoto University shows that human's superior brain size in comparison to chimpanzees can be traced back to the womb.

Killer Whale Menopause Helps Sons Survive
2012-09-14 08:43:49

Killer whale females have the longest period of menopause of any non-human species. A new study, led by the University of Exeter and the University of York, claims this is so the female Orcas can care for their adult sons.

2012-09-12 14:11:06

The ongoing obesity epidemic is creating an unprecedented challenge for healthcare systems around the world, but what determines who gets fat?

Metabolism Key To Length Of Human Pregnancy
2012-08-28 08:35:17

The length of human pregnancy is limited primarily by a mother's metabolism, not the size of the birth canal, suggests a new study from the University of Rhode Island.

Menopause Evolved To Limit Competition Between Mother & Daughter-In-Law
2012-08-23 12:33:07

A new study finds that menopause evolved as a way to limit competition between a mother-in-law and her new daughter-in-law.

The Evolutionary History Of Humans In Europe
2012-08-15 13:28:42

New analytical techniques are changing long-held, simplistic views about the evolutionary history of humans in Europe.

Human Evolution, Neanderthals And Interbreeding
2012-07-28 06:49:58

A recent genetics study has shown evidence that another branch of the human evolutionary tree may have existed alongside Neanderthals, fueling the ongoing feud between paleontologists and geneticists.

2012-07-06 00:47:26

Groundbreaking new research in the field of "evolutionary analysis in law" not only provides additional evidence that chimpanzees share the controversial human psychological trait known as the endowment effect – which in humans has implications for law – but also shows the effect can be turned on or off for single objects, depending on their immediate situational usefulness.

2012-06-04 17:55:37

For millions of Facebook users, choosing which photo to use for an online profile is an important decision.

2012-05-24 20:22:24

Research team at Aalto University and Turku PET Centre has revealed how experiencing strong emotions synchronizes brain activity across individuals.


Latest Human Reference Libraries

Homo sapiens
2013-09-24 13:55:52

Homo sapiens is the scientific name for the human species. Homo is the human genus, which also includes Neanderthals and various other extinct species of hominid. H. sapiens is the only surviving species of the genus Homo. Modern humans are the subspecies Homo sapiens sapiens, distinguished from their direct ancestor, Homo sapiens idaltu (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homo_sapiens_idaltu). Subspecies of H. sapiens include Homo sapiens idaltu, roughly translated as “elder wise human” and...

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2007-01-02 11:08:06

The common chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes), also known as the robust chimpanzee, is a great ape. Basic facts Common chimpanzees are found in the tropical forests and wet savannas of Western and Central Africa. They once inhabited most of this region, but their habitat has been dramatically reduced in recent years. Adults in the wild weigh between 88 and 143 lbs (40 and 65 kg). Males can measure up to 63 inches (160 cm) and females up to 51 inches (130 cm). They are lighter than humans...

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gazingstock
  • A person or thing gazed at with wonder or curiosity, especially of a scornful kind.
The 'stock' of 'gazingstock' comes from an Old English word meaning 'tree trunk' or 'wood'.
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