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Modern humans have better sense of smell than Neanderthals

Scientists have found that the human temporal lobes, involved in language, memory and social functions as well as the olfactory bulbs are relatively larger in Homo sapiens than in Neanderthals Continue reading “Modern humans have better sense of smell than Neanderthals” »  More...

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By BioNews On Thursday, December 15th, 2011
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Early man lost his fur to stay cool while running around on 2 feet

Early man shed his hair gradually to cope with the heat of active, foraging lifestyle, a new study has suggested Continue reading “Early man lost his fur to stay cool while running around on 2 feet” More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, December 14th, 2011
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Starving orangutans may tell tale of evolution of human teeth

Starving orangutans in Borneo may shed light on how human teeth evolved, a new study has suggested Continue reading “Starving orangutans may tell tale of evolution of human teeth” »  More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, December 13th, 2011
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T-Rex tooth fetches record £36k at auction

A dinosaur tooth from the remains a Tyrannosaurus Rex found in the United States has set a world record after being sold for 36,000 pounds Continue reading “T-Rex tooth fetches record £36k at auction” More...

By BioNews On Monday, December 12th, 2011
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Otzi the iceman’s stomach was full when he died

Otzi the iceman, a man who lived 5300 years ago, died less than an hour after his last meals, a new study has revealed Continue reading “Otzi the iceman’s stomach was full when he died” »  More...

By BioNews On Friday, December 9th, 2011
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World’s oldest beds contained mosquito repellents

World’s ‘oldest beds’, which dates back to 77,000 years, were designed to naturally fend off insects Continue reading “World’s oldest beds contained mosquito repellents” »  More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, December 7th, 2011
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New horned dinosaur species declared almost 100 yrs after discovery

Scientists have revealed a new species of horned dinosaur almost 100 years after the initial finding of the fossil Continue reading “New horned dinosaur species declared almost 100 yrs after discovery” More...

By BioNews On Monday, December 5th, 2011
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‘Straight-line evolution’ causing naked mole rat sperms to deteriorate

Scientists from South Africa have shown that naked mole rate sperms have become simple and degenerate, probably due to “orthogenic” (straight line) evolution Continue reading “‘Straight-line evolution’ More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, November 30th, 2011
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Ravens also make “hand” gestures like humans and great apes

Like humans, ravens also use so-called deictic gestures in order to test the interest of a potential partner or to strengthen an already existing bond Continue reading “Ravens also make “hand” gestures More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, November 30th, 2011
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‘Skin Bones’ may have assisted large dinosaurs to survive and reproduce

Bones contained entirely within the skin of some of the largest dinosaurs on Earth might have stored vital minerals to help the massive creatures survive and bear their young in tough times Continue reading “‘Skin More...