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The Domestication of Man: The Social Implications of Darwin
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New Adventures in Recent Evolution
In the last few years, biologists peering into the human genome have found evidence of recent natural selection.
Social Darwinism: 21st century edition
Primordial Sperm Gene Found
A gene involved in the production of sperm is shared by almost all living animals, including sea anemones, worms, insects, marine invertebrates, fish and humans. The finding suggests the ability to produce sperm arose just once, 600 million years ago, and has been conserved through all subsequent animal evolution.
Birds Chose Different Path to Manage Their Sexes
After reconstructing many of the steps in the evolution of the human sex chromosomes, a scientist has started to analyze birds.
Evolution of homosexuality in birds explained
When birds have help on the parenting front, it leaves wiggle room for homosexual behavior without sacrificing evolutionary efficiency.
Tracking the Evolution of Malaria
Scientists have long speculated about just how old malaria is, with wildly varying estimates.
Scientists create a mosquito that's 'malaria-proof'
Malaria's Tenacious Buzz
When ideas have sex
At TEDGlobal 2010, author Matt Ridley shows how, throughout history, the engine of human progress has been the meeting and mating of ideas to make new ideas. It's not important how clever individuals are, he says; what really matters is how smart the collective brain is. posted by kliuless (19 comments total)
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