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Evolution - the rise of man

Researchers from the Hebrew University and their partners around the world have discovered that parents repeat words more often when talking to young babies, and use a more varied vocabulary as the children get older
Some problematic trends can be understood from a mismatched evolutionary fit. For example, competition and anxiety about social status have been linked to obsessions with studies, competing for prestigious positions and materialism. There is a growing trend of "being poor longer".
A new study by Tel Aviv University reveals: in the areas of the Samaria Mountains, east of Jaljulia and Merat Kesem, special stone tools appeared for the first time in the world, which were used about 400 thousand years ago to hunt donkeys
Why did the ancient man return again and again, over hundreds of thousands of years, to the same quarry sites? It turns out that the secret lies in the migration routes of the elephants
The loss of the tail occurred about 25 million years ago, when the lineage of humans and great apes split from that of the ancient apes. The researchers identified the insertion of a specific AluY element into the intron of the TBXT gene
Great apes recognize pictures of group members they haven't seen in more than 25 years and respond more enthusiastically to pictures of their friends, new research suggests
Sediment studies in the Mediterranean reveal the existence of a green corridor in the Sahara desert that emerged at the exact time when our ancestors migrated from Africa about 2.1 million years ago
On the way in which vocal expressions can convey emotional information, especially in powerful experiences, and on the importance of the visual context
The primitive facial architecture of the gorilla as a key to understanding human facial expressions
The need to hunt small animals caused prehistoric man to improve his mental abilities in order to perfect his hunting tools
The people who lived in the Hula valley hundreds of thousands of years ago made long journeys to obtain quality raw material for the production of hand stones
Chapter nine from the book: "The Free Man - Evolutionary Psychology, Brain Research and Understanding the Mind"
A new model of human evolution suggests that Homo sapiens arose from many closely related populations rather than from a single group
Using rigorous and detailed collection methods, the researchers were able to place the remains of fossilized apes, such as Morotopithecus, in detailed reconstructions of habitats. Credit: Corbin Rainbolt
This is the earliest evidence of self-initiated cooking with fire. A global breakthrough by the Hebrew Universities, Bar Ilan and Tel Aviv in collaboration with Oranim College and the Sea and Lake Research Institute
An international study with the participation of researchers from the Technion and the Hebrew University won the prestigious ERC Synergy Grant
Following on from Judith's question about the longevity of women compared to men, Nir asks what is the evolutionary logic in living long after the period of fertility has ended?
Santa Febo is a Swedish evolutionary geneticist, one of the founding fathers of the field of paleogenetics, leader of the international project to map the Neanderthal human genome, and co-discoverer of Denisovan man
Contrary to the popular assumption until now, a team of researchers from France and Chad discovered that walking on two feet is not only characteristic of Homo sapiens and may have evolved several times. Contrary to the popular assumption so far, a team of researchers
Why do we think our nature is so bad? Why do we believe that constant warfare is a basic human drive?
In this chapter we will examine whether social morality is a product of religions, or a universal biological trait that preceded cultures and religions? And how humanity can unite in times of emergency
Yaniv wonders about human nature: "Why did the word humanity take on the meaning of human love, tolerance, patience, etc., are wars, death, cruelty and oppression of the weak less humane?" Yaniv wonders about human nature: "Why does the word
The findings obtained through an innovative method based on artificial intelligence are some of the earliest evidence of the use of fire in Israel and in the world
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