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7 Things That Show That Evolution Is An Actual Fact

If you're tired of arguing with people who don't understand evolution, here's the ammunition you need.<p>"The fossil record is incomplete! Where are the missing links?" ask creationists. Yes, the fossil record is "incomplete". The only way it could be "complete" would be if literally every single …

Just A Bit Of DNA Helps Explain Humans' Big Brains

Scientists studying the difference between human and chimpanzee DNA have found one stretch of human DNA that can make the brains of mice grow significantly bigger.<p>"It's likely to be one of many DNA regions that's critical for controlling how the human brain develops," says Debra Silver, a …

Genetics

Want proof evolution is real? Just look at creationism

At the Creation Museum in Kentucky, a kid rides the triceratops statue. Just like our ancestors did, or something.<a …

Is The Human Species Still Evolving?

Bill Nye The Science Guy speculates on the future of mankind<p>Is there a <i>Homo superius</i> just around the next corner, waiting to take our place? Let’s think about what it would take: If we were to give rise to a new species, something would have to happen to us to create a bottleneck or isolated place …

Giraffes may be headed for extinction

Elephants aren’t the only African animals in grave danger. Giraffe populations are down 40 percent over 15 years<p>One of the world’s most iconic and beloved animals is quickly disappearing. Fifteen years ago about 140,000 giraffes (<i>Giraffa camelopardalis</i>) roamed the plains and forests of Africa. …

Chinese genome mappers BGI explain their mission to change the world

A giant in genomics sequencing, the company doesn't seem to be in thrall to the Chinese government. BGI says it is a non-profit research …

Genetics

Sex redefined

The idea of two sexes is simplistic. Biologists now think there is a wider spectrum than that.<p>As a clinical geneticist, Paul James is accustomed to …

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