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Dyslexia, a learning disability that hinders reading, hasn't been associated with deficits in vision, hearing, or...
Exotic, elusive, and dangerous, snakes have fascinated humankind for millennia. They can be hard to find, yet their...
Researchers have sequenced and analyzed the first two snake genomes, which represent two evolutionary extremes. The...
Snake venoms are remarkably complex mixtures that can stun or kill prey within minutes. But more and more researchers...
At age 30, Dutch biologist Freek Vonk has built up a respectable career as a snake scientist. But in his home country,...
Since arriving on the island of Guam in the 1940s, the brown tree snake ( Boiga irregularis ) has extirpated native...
An animal rights group known as the Nonhuman Rights Project filed lawsuits in three New York courts this week in an...
Researchers have been hot on the trail of the elusive Denisovans, a type of ancient human known only by their DNA and...
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Podcast: The Birth Pangs of Humanity
15 February 2013 6:00 pm
BOSTON—Evolution works with what it's handed. Take the human back, for example. It went from a horizontal connection between front and hind limbs to a vertical support for the upper half of the body. The resultant balancing act has led to chronic back pain for a huge percentage of the population. Science's Ann Gibbons spoke with Bruce Latimer and Jeremy DeSilva at the AAAS (publisher of ScienceNOW) meeting here about the tradeoffs we've made and the scars of human evolution.