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Human evolution weekly update #7

Another week, another bunch of cool discoveries about our ancestors. Here are the highlights. Remmeber, you can get these live by following me on twitter or facebook. What makes humans unique? Only 28 changes separate the muscles of chimps and humans in the head, neck

Human evolution roundup #3

Another week, another selection of discoveries too short to make into articles but too fascinating to omit. Here is another dose of human evolution fun facts. Remember, you can get these as they’re hot off the press by following Filthy Monkey Men on Facebook or

Fun facts about our family #1

As a PhD student, I do a lot of reading. Some of the stuff I read about is very interesting and gets turned into an article here. Some of it less interesting and will only ever be seen by my supervisor. For the stuff in

Top human evolution discoveries of last week (22/11/15)

Another week goes by, another boat load of research on our ancestors. Here are the highlights: With all the excitement over Homo naledi, some of you may have forgotten the discovery that Homo lived much earlier than we thought. However, this conclusion was doubted by some. After a

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Top human evolution discoveries of last week (8/11/15)

It’s Sunday again; so lets review the latest human evolution discoveries from the past week. Perhaps the biggest development is the “contributor” button that now appears at the top of my pages. This is a new scheme by my ad network that allows you to

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Top human evolution discoveries of last week (19/10/15)

It’s Sunday; so here’s your weekly recap of the top 5 discoveries about our past (and future) from the last 7 days Oxytocin is something to fear; at least if you’re male. New research has revealed that this hormone – normally associated with affection, sex and