Study links spikes in oxygen levels with bursts of evolution

Posted in Science on 14th May, 2019
by Alex Muller

The Cambrian explosion has long been studied as probably the most important event in the history of evolution of life on Earth.

Have We Been Wrong About the Origins of Life?

Posted in Featured, Science on 19th Aug, 2016
by Alex Muller

An alternative idea; that life arose deep in the ocean within warm, rocky structures called hydrothermal vents.

Schizophrenia emerged after humans diverged from Neanderthals

Posted in Medicine on 18th Aug, 2016
by Alex Muller

Schizophrenia poses an evolutionary enigma. The disorder has persisted throughout recorded history.

Orangutan 'copies human speech'

Posted in Featured, Science on 28th Jul, 2016
by Alex Muller

That "other orangutans seem to be exhibiting equivalent vocal skills shows that Rocky is not a bizarre or abnormal individual"

Blue-eyed humans have a single, common ancestor, a mutation from 6,000-10,000 years ago

Posted in Science on 11th Jul, 2016
by Alex Muller

Scientists have tracked down a genetic mutation which took place 6,000-10,000 years ago and is the cause of all blue-eyed humans.