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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.
With the Neanderthal genome now published, for the first time, scientists have a rich new resource of comparative evolution.
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.
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.
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
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.
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...
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...
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.
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