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Why Human Speech Is Special
Why Human Speech Is Special
Evolutionary changes in both the vocal tract and the brain were necessary for humans’ remarkable gift of gab.
Why Human Speech Is Special
Why Human Speech Is Special

Evolutionary changes in both the vocal tract and the brain were necessary for humans’ remarkable gift of gab.

Evolutionary changes in both the vocal tract and the brain were necessary for humans’ remarkable gift of gab.

products, developmental biology, evolution, genetics & genomics
Scientists  Bring  Ancient  Proteins  Back  to  Life
Scientists Bring Ancient Proteins Back to Life
Amber Dance | Jul 1, 2018
Researchers are resurrecting proteins from millions of years ago to understand evolution and lay the groundwork for bioengineering custom molecules.
New Caledonian Crows Build Tools From Mental Images, Not Lessons
New Caledonian Crows Build Tools From Mental Images, Not Lessons
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 29, 2018
When it comes to tool making, the birds learn differently than humans.
Risk of Dying Levels Off in Super Old Age: Study
Risk of Dying Levels Off in Super Old Age: Study
Kerry Grens | Jun 28, 2018
The researchers say that their results are evidence we haven’t yet reached a limit to human lifespan.
Artificial Intelligence to Boost Liquid Biopsies
Artificial Intelligence to Boost Liquid Biopsies
Claire Asher | Jun 26, 2018
Machine-learning algorithms tuned to detecting cancer DNA in the blood could pave the way for personalized cancer care.
Fruit Fly Geneticist Dan Lindsley Dies
Fruit Fly Geneticist Dan Lindsley Dies
Kerry Grens | Jun 26, 2018
A leader in the Drosophila community, the UCSD professor was well known for his so-called Red Book of fruit fly genetics.
Genes Tied to Intelligence and Neurotic Behavior Identified
Genes Tied to Intelligence and Neurotic Behavior Identified
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 26, 2018
Researchers found several hundred genes expressed in the human brain are tied to cognition or neuroses.
Bones in Ancient Tomb Are of Newly Discovered Ape Genus
Bones in Ancient Tomb Are of Newly Discovered Ape Genus
Kerry Grens | Jun 21, 2018
The now-extinct gibbon was buried with the grandmother of China’s first emperor and her many pets.
Common Gene Variants Found Among Psychiatric Disorders
Common Gene Variants Found Among Psychiatric Disorders
Abby Olena | Jun 21, 2018
In the largest-ever study of its kind, researchers combined genomic data from nearly 900,000 patients and healthy individuals to identify commonalities among 10 mental illnesses.
Koko the Signing Gorilla Dies at 46
Koko the Signing Gorilla Dies at 46
Shawna Williams | Jun 21, 2018
The primate was famous for her ability to communicate with humans.