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Even Homo habilis Was Right-handed

In the human population, around 90% of us are right-hand dominant. That is, we find most tasks involving fine motor skills to be easier when done with the extremities on our right side.  1,361 more words


A Toast to Darwin's Origin & Lucy's Discovery

November 24th is arguably my favorite day of the year. Not because it’s Thanksgiving this year, or because ski season has officially begun (though both of those are great), but because a couple of pretty incredible events occurred on this day in history. 678 more words

History Of Science

Human diversity

It is enormous indeed, although our common craddle is Africa, according to paleoanthropologists (please, if you  understand French, don’t miss this lecture: http://www.college-de-france.fr/site/jean-jacques-hublin/course-2016-10-04-17h00.htm), and we all have the same mother from the genetics point of view. 306 more words

34th Sunday In Ordinary Time

The Famous Anaktuvuk Pass, Alaska

The famous Anaktuvuk Pass, Alaska:

Dr. Lewis Binford (1931 – 2011) spent 1969 living with a Nunamuit group to understand their way of life. He was particularly interested in the material culture of this group. 41 more words

Human Evolution

Millet Seed & Shoemakers' Gauges: Knowing the First Neanderthal

How to make sense of a skull

Imagine this scenario: you are handed a skull. That’s all you’ve got, no other information. The skull is only partial, but it’s relatively large, approximately the size of a human skull. 795 more words

History Of Science

The team behind Ötzi the Iceman reconstructed his vocal cords using a series of CT scans. They announced the project back in February. After recontrustrion of the length of the larynx, they then  101 more words