Kelvin

10 Flips | 2 Magazines | 2 Followers | @kelvinthebold | Keep up with Kelvin on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Kelvin”

What Killed the Great Beasts of North America?

Until about 11,000 years ago, mammoths, giant beavers, and other massive mammals roamed North America. Many researchers have blamed their demise on …

New Technique Could Demystify Ancient Human DNA

<i>This story was updated on Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 11:00 a.m. E.T.</i><p>The DNA of a Neanderthal found in a Siberian cave has been sequenced, thanks to a new …

Evolution

Neanderthal lineages excavated from modern human genomes

A substantial fraction of the Neanderthal genome persists in modern human populations. A new approach applied to analyzing whole-genome sequencing …

Earth-Sheltered Passive Home Plan

First floor: 842 s.f.<br>Second floor: 746 s.f.<br>Total size: 1588 s.f.<p>This house is designed to provide comfort in a variety of climates: dry, humid middle …

World's shrinking groundwater 'needs better governance'

An eminent Australian water scientist has urged the world to take better care of its groundwater resources – or risk dangerous scarcities, economic …

Discovery of oldest footprints gives clues to Mexico's climate

The oldest human footprints in North America have been dated for the first time and could help scientists to understand what Mexico's climate was …

As the human species evolved from Paleolithic to modern times, our bodies have changed to fit the world around us

As the human species evolved from Paleolithic to modern times, our bodies have changed to fit the world around us. But with the human landscape moving quickly from the Agricultural and Industrial Revolutions to the modern day of smartphones and junk food, are our bodies able to keep up?<p>Evolutionary biologist Daniel Lieberman discusses how human bodies evolved from our ape ancestors, and how this evolution continues to affect our bodies and their ailments to this day.

Human ancestor was less-chimp-like than thought: study

The last common ancestor of Man and Ape was not a knuckle-walking, tree-swinging hominid resembling today’s chimpanzee, said a study Tuesday challenging some long-held theories of human evolution.<p>Rather than a prototype chimp as commonly believed, our common forefather was an ape unlike any that exists today.<p>From it, humans and modern-day apes evolved into two completely different directions, according to research published in the journal <i>Nature Communications</i>.<p>“The majority of …