evolution

Leaves May Have Helped Apes Evolve An Upright Stature

Posted in Featured, Science on 15th Apr, 2023
by Alex Muller

If an ape's back is horizontal, the hands and feet are typically underneath the body, which makes it harder to move outward to the smaller branches of the tree.

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"