The human Race Could be Infertile in Just 50 Years

Modern medicine has long presumed fertility to be the dominion of women, a space ruled by gynaecologists and invasive procedures explained by softly pink pamphlets. But that is only half the story. Possibly even less, according to mounting evidence. Male fertility is dipping, and fast. Sperm may prove to be the greatest casualty of modern life. Last summer, scientists at the … Continue reading

You May Be More Closely Related to ‘Neanderthal’ Than You Thought

A female Neanderthal who lived in what is now Croatia 52,000 years ago is revealing that our “caveman” relatives may have passed on genes that play roles in cholesterol levels, eating disorders, arthritis and other diseases today, the researchers who sequenced her genome say. And some modern humans are carrying around more Neanderthal DNA than scientists had thought: The study … Continue reading

We’re All Made of ‘Stuff’ That Came From Far Across the Universe

The atoms that make up your body have travelled across the cosmos. A new study has revealed that half of the atoms that make up our bodies have come from beyond the galaxy. One of legendary astronomer Carl Sagan’s most famous quotes states: “The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon … Continue reading

Ancient DNA Reveals How Cats Used Humans to Conquer the World

Ancient DNA from 209 cats over 9,000 years tell the story of their dispersal Sometime around the invention of agriculture, the cats came crawling. It was mice and rats, probably, that attracted the wild felines. The rats came because of stores of grain, made possible by human agriculture. And so cats and humans began their millennia-long coexistence. This relationship has … Continue reading

Dinosaurs and Humans Lived on Earth at the Same Time, Creationists Claim

Is this proof dinosaurs lived with HUMANS? Creationist claims REAL truth COVERED UP! Ken Ham, founder of Creation Museum in Kentucky, United States, has put the supposed evidence on display at his centre. Standard scientific evidence shows dinosaurs died out 66 million years ago following an asteroid colliding with Earth, which eventually led to the giant reptiles’ demise. Humans, on … Continue reading

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Cannibalism Study Finds People Are Not That Nutritious

While our ancient ancestors did practice cannibalism, eating other humans just couldn’t compare with taking down a mammoth. Note to the prehistoric party planner: One dead mammoth can feed 25 hungry Neanderthals for a month, but cannibalizing a human would provide the crowd with only a third of a day’s calories. Essentially, you’re a walking lunch. A new look at … Continue reading

Shape of Human Nose Influenced by Climate: Study

If you are not satisfied with the shape of your nose, blame it on climate, not your parents or grandparents. In a study published this week in the journal PLOS Genetics, researchers from the Pennsylvania State University found that human noses may have been shaped, at least in part, by a long process of adaptation to local climate conditions. Generally, … Continue reading

Are Humans Solar Powered?

Are Humans Solar Powered? Are we, too, solar powered, like plants? It’s no longer a question, it’s an answer. Summary of TEDxtalk: Water, Cells, Life by Dr. Gerald Pollack, a water scientist at the University of Washington, tell us where the energy comes from that supplies our bodies with get up and go. In it, Dr. Pollack challenges the long-held … Continue reading

‘Mars One Colony Humans’ May Quickly Evolve in the Martian Environment, Biologist Claims

An evolutionary biologist has suggested that human colonists on Mars could go through rapid evolution, eventually becoming an entirely new human species. Scott Solomon, an evolutionary biologist with Rice University and the author of “Future Humans: Inside the Science of Our Continuing Evolution,” wrote on Nautilus that humans on Mars would be subjected to the “founder effect,” a phenomenon in … Continue reading

Neanderthal-influenced traits. Credit: Deborah Brewington, Vanderbilt University
The Missing Link: Evidence of Human and Neanderthal Hybrid Found in China

A Chinese-American team of scientists has discovered two partial skulls in central China that appear to be half human, half Neanderthal. The skulls have caused speculation that they belong to a previously-unknown relative of homo sapiens. The skulls are between 105,000-125,000 years old, and were found in Lingjing, Xuchang County, in Henan province, by researchers from both the Chinese Academy … Continue reading

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