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Anthropologists love Scientific American

In its 166+ year history, Scientific American has changed and evolved in different directions many times. There were periods when it was a densely-packed, jargony, almost unreadable publication aiming for a small niche of super-geek readers, and there were periods (like the last couple of decades, fortunately for all of us) when the magazine went [...]
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Scientific racism's long history mandates caution

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (7 months ago)

Racism as a social and scientific concept is reshaped and reborn periodically through the ages and according to a Penn State anthropologist, both medical and scientific researchers need to be careful that the growth of genomics does... Read Post

Parasite arms race spurs color change in bird eggs

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (2 years ago)

The eggs laid by two African bird species have evolved different color patterns over a period of just 40 years, according to new research published in The American Naturalist. The quick change appears to be driven by an unwanted gue... Read Post

Human Evolutionary Change 100 Times Higher in Past 5,000 Years (Today's Most Popular)

Academics / General Science : The Daily Galaxy (last year)

"We are more different genetically from people living 5,000 years ago than they were different from Neanderthals," according to John Hawks -University of Wisconsin anthropologist. "Five thousand years is such a small sliver of time ... Read Post


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