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Tue May 6, 2014

How Human Sex Life Compares To The Birds And The Bees

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The publisher of Nature's Nether Regions begins the book summary this way: "What’s the easiest way to tell species apart? Check their genitals."

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3:40 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

Evolution Legislation Moves Through Missouri House

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State and local-level school officials would be required to develop guidelines for teaching evolution under legislation making its way through the Missouri House.

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6:00 pm
Wed December 26, 2012

Paleoanthropologist Donald Johanson On What Lucy Says About Us

Donald Johanson and Lucy

She certainly shook up our family tree that day in 1974. The human family tree that is.

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12:45 pm
Thu June 21, 2012

Early Man And Mammoths: Linda Hall Exhibit Shows Human History

Neanderthal skull discovered in Gibraltar in 1848.
Charlie Upchurch KCUR

In the early 19th century, it was commonly believed that humans were a relatively new species, existing for only about 6,000 years. 

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Central Standard
3:18 pm
Fri May 11, 2012

Real Hobbits: Discovery of New Hominid Shows Diversity of Evolution

Skull of homo floresiensis
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Matt Tocheri knows hobbits pretty well: he’s been studying their wristbones for years.

Well, not quite hobbits, per se, but homo floresiensis, a hominid fossil discovered on the island of Flores in Indonesia, which at first glance appeared to be a small version of a modern human. However, researchers argue that these ‘hobbits’ are in fact h. floresiensis, and make up a new branch of the human evolutionary tree.

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12:55 pm
Tue April 24, 2012

Donald Johanson: What Lucy Says About Us

He certainly shook up our family tree that day in 1974. The human family tree that is.

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8:05 am
Wed February 15, 2012

The Struggle Over Teaching Evolution

Oxford University Press

From the Scopes trial of the 1920s to intelligent design today,  teaching evolution remains a most divisive issue in America.   Across the battlegrounds of pulpits, classrooms and courtrooms, opposing forces have struggled with what the curriculum should include.

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