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2014-01-23 08:34:00

SAPRUN to serve as Sapiens distributor and integrator for the Russian and CIS market HOLON, Israel, Jan 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sapiens International Corporation N.V.

What Is Adam's Rightful Place In Evolutionary History?
2014-01-23 07:52:48

Our most common male ancestor walked the earth 209,000 years ago – earlier than scientists commonly thought - according to new research from the University of Sheffield.

Primates Expend Less Energy
2014-01-14 07:54:31

Humans and other primates burn 50 percent fewer calories each day than other mammals, and their slower metabolism could explain why they mature slowly and live longer lives, according to a new study.

2013-12-18 13:37:37

With the Neanderthal genome now published, for the first time, scientists have a rich new resource of comparative evolution.

Fossil Hand Closes Gap Evolutionary Record
2013-12-17 09:07:15

The discovery of a 1.4 million year-old fossil in Kenya could be the key to closing a significant gap in the evolutionary record of humans.

Hydra magnipapillata
2013-12-09 05:03:37

While we tend to equate youth with strength and old age with weakness, new research appearing in the journal Nature reveals that frailty during the later years of life is not a fixed law of nature, and that some species actually become stronger and less likely to die as they age.

2013-11-21 23:02:02

HUMAN ("Helping Unite Mankind and Nutrition"), the nation’s fastest-growing healthy foods distribution platform, has ranked #7 on the Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Fastest Growing

The Most Social Monkeys Have The Most Distinct Facial Features
2013-11-20 15:05:36

A new study of Old World monkeys, published in the journal Nature Communications, has suggested that they rely on facial features to recognize each other, particularly for those primates living in larger groups.


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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Word of the Day
cowpooling
  • The practice of two or more parties jointly purchasing all or part of a butchered cow and dividing the meat between them.
The word 'cowpooling' was formed on the model of 'carpooling'.