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In this lecture, beginners can familiarize themselves with basic information and terms used to describe the evolution of humanity beginning with the origin of primates through the comings and goings of Genus Homo.
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October 2007

The fish that can survive for months in a tree
Posted: Wednesday, October 17, 2007
By David Derbyshire

It's one of the golden rules of the natural world birds live in trees, fish live in water.

The trouble is, no one bothered to tell the mangrove killifish.

Scientists have discovered that it spends several months of every year out of the water and living inside trees.
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Scientists: Appendix Protects Good Germs
Posted: Friday, October 5, 2007
Some scientists think they have figured out the real job of the troublesome and seemingly useless appendix: It produces and protects good germs for your gut. That's the theory from surgeons and immunologists at Duke University Medical School, published online in a scientific journal this week.
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Neanderthals trekked all the way into Siberia
Posted: Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Neanderthals, the stocky kin of modern humans, were far more widespread geographically than previously thought, with some trekking into southern Siberia before vanishing about 30,000 years ago, scientists said on Monday.

Researchers led by Svante Paabo of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, found that Neanderthals spread 1,250 miles (2,000 km) further east than scientists had commonly believed.
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