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He Helped Discover Evolution, And Then Became Extinct

Ask most folks who came up with the theory of evolution, and they'll tell you it was Charles Darwin.<p>In fact, Alfred Russel Wallace, another British naturalist, was a co-discoverer of the theory — though Darwin has gotten most of the credit. Wallace died 100 years ago this year.<p>Wallace developed …

Aquatic apes are the stuff of creationism, not evolution

It happened many years ago in my role as an editor at the international scientific journal, Nature, but the experience was so traumatic that I …

Hearing changes could be ancient in the human line

Comparison between hominins suggests modern middle-ear bones evolved early.<p>A study of two ancient hominins from South Africa suggests that changes in …

How Researchers Cloned Human Embryos

Scientists in Oregon have achieved something that many thought might be impossible.<p>They said Wednesday that they have cloned human embryos and then harvested the embryo's stem cells.<p>The discovery, if it holds up, means scientists would be able to make personalized stem cells, with their genetic …