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'First Wave' Settlers Had Key Role In Human Evolution
2011-11-04 05:38:01

A new study examining the genealogies of early human pioneers suggests that settlers who were first to colonize a new region of the world produced more offspring than the settlers who followed them, giving them a selective advantage. The international team of researchers, who specialize in studying the effects of rapid territorial and demographic expansions on recent human evolution, analyzed the growth of human colonies in an area of Quebec, Canada, between 1686 and 1960.  They...

2011-08-18 07:56:00

SYDNEY, Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In February 2012, Sydney's iconic Manly Beach will be swimming with surfers and buzzing with tourists and spectators as it hosts the inaugural Australian Open of Surfing event from February 11-19. The Australian Open of Surfing will go far beyond the traditional boundaries of a surfing event, creating a significant experience that promotes the energy of Sydney's outdoor lifestyle, with a nine-day festival of surfing, skate, music, fashion and art...


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  • A bookseller; now, especially, a dealer in rare and curious books.
This word comes from a Greek phrase meaning 'book seller.'
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