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Cooked Meat Found To Be An Essential Link In Human Evolution
2011-11-08 07:01:23

Researchers at Harvard have discovered that cooked meat produces more energy than raw meat. This finding suggests that humans are biologically programmed to take advantage of cooking, and that cooking played a role in the evolution of man. The research was conducted by Rachel Carmody and described in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. According to Carmody, “The results of this paper are equally relevant to human evolution and to the way we think about food today. It...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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