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Europeans' Appearance Altered Over Five Millennia Of Natural Selection
2014-03-12 05:27:21

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A great deal of research has been focused on the factors that have influenced the human genome since the end of the last Ice Age. An international team of scientists—including anthropologists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), geneticists at University College London (UCL), and archaeologists from Berlin and Kiev—has analyzed ancient DNA from skeletons, finding that natural selection has had a major effect on the human...

European Hunter Gatherers And Farmers Mingled
2013-10-11 08:46:55

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A pair of new DNA-related studies, each appearing this week in the journal Science, shed new light on the history and evolution of European populations – including the revelation that hunter-gatherers and immigrant farmers lived together in the central part of the continent for more than 2,000 years. That discovery, reported in the paper “2000 Years of Parallel Societies in Stone Age Central Europe” by anthropologist...

Spread Of Farming And Origin Of Lactase Persistence In The Neolithic Age Revealed
2013-08-28 08:27:12

AlphaGalileo Foundation "The Milk Revolution" is how the prestigious international scientific journal Nature headlines an article on the EU project LeCHE, which, after several years of highly successful research, has managed to bring to light the spread of dairy farming in Europe and the development of milk tolerance in adult humans. It was after the transition from a hunter-gatherer society to that of a settled farming culture in the Neolithic period that dairy-related animal husbandry...


Word of the Day
lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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