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Join Dr. Patrick Gathogo live on Lunch Break Science October 20, 2022 for an exploration of geology, the origin and ‘genetics’ of rocks, and human evolution!
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The 2022 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded on October 3 to geneticist Svante Pääbo for his groundbreaking discoveries about human evolution and the genomes of extinct hominins.
In 1980, a Buddhist monk climbed up to Baishiya Karst Cave, sat to pray, and found half of a massive human jawbone with two huge molars lying on the floor. The cave is at nearly 11,000 feet on the edge of the Tibetan Plateau, often called the “Roof of the World.” Such high-altitude landscapes were among the last places on Earth colonized by our ancient ancestors.
Human skin stood up to the sun before there were sunscreens and parasols – Nina Jablonski explains whyGuest Post
Human beings evolved under the sun. Sunlight was a constant in people’s lives, warming and guiding them through the days and seasons. Homo sapiens spent the bulk of our prehistory and history outside, mostly naked. Skin was the primary interface between our ancestors’ bodies and the world.
Is this bonobo cuddling a pet, or did this mongoose become a meal? Wildlife photographer Christian Zeigler captured this moment during his time in the field with researchers at the LuiKotale Bonobo Project, a Leakey Foundation-supported field site in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The photograph was shortlisted for the British Natural History Museum’s prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.
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