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The new head of the National Center for Science Education promises to "fight the good fight" against attacks on...
Analyses of the H7N9 strains isolated from four new cases show that the virus is evolving rapidly, heightening anxiety...
In 2009, Jack Szostak shared a Nobel Prize for his part in discovering the role of telomeres, the end bits of...
Science has exposed a thriving academic black market in China involving shady agencies, corrupt scientists, and...
Paper-selling agencies flourish in the aura of reputable businesses. For some scientists, it may be difficult to tell...
Featuring the first lunar rover in 40 years, Chang'e-3 is seen as an important milestone on China's quest to send a...
Data collected by satellites and floating probes have chronicled a 2-decade rise in the temperature and thickness of a...
Cholesterol, the artery-clogging molecule that contributes to cardiovascular disease, has another nasty trick up its...
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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.