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Evolution Of Human Dietary Patterns Studied
2013-02-16 10:19:28

A new study on the diets and ways of prehistoric populations reveals the transition from subsistence to a modern, sedentary lifestyle has created energy imbalances that have increased rapidly on an evolutionary timescale.

2009-02-13 10:36:15

That irresistible craving for a cheeseburger has its roots in the dramatic growth of the human brain and body that resulted from environmental changes some 2 million years ago.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.