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Research shows non-dominant hand is likely to have played a vital role in the evolution of modern human hand morphology.
Researchers from the MIT have developed a wrist-mounted robotic device that could allow people to complete tasks like removing a bottle cap or twisting a screwdriver using a single hand.
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While birds’ three fingers appear analogous to our own thumb, index and middle fingers, embryonic evidence has shown that the “pinky” side of a bird’s claw develops first, which some theories have said is evidence of the three bird fingers being an index, middle and ring finger.
While we know our hands can allow us to do many things, such as play music, make art, and easily grasp and manipulate tools, they have actually evolved for a vastly different reason, according to new research.
Evolution adds and subtracts, and nowhere is this math more evident than in vertebrates, which are programmed to have five digits on each limb.
A group of scientists may have solved the mystery of how human hands became nimble enough to make and manipulate stone tools.
THE LINK: Uncovering Our Earliest Ancestor - Little, Brown and Company, May 20, 2009 NEW YORK, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientists have announced today the discovery of a 47-million-year-old human ancestor.
The latest breakthrough in a 120 year-old debate on the evolution of the bird wing was published in the open-access journal PLoS ONE, October 3, by Alexander Vargas and colleagues at Yale University, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History.
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