Tag Archives: hominin

Big find in little China

Charles Darwin wrote 502 pages outlining his groundbreaking theory of evolution by natural selection. In it he provides incredible evidence of natural selection he gathered over 20 years, using many different species of animals, from humans breeding dogs to the … Continue reading

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We are made of star stuff

“The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies, were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of star stuff.” (Carl Sagan, Cosmos) New hominin … Continue reading

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Land of the Giants

There are tales that Giants roamed our lands. Gigantic bones enigmatically poking out of the ground have, until fairly recently, led to some wonderful creations of mythical creatures. With a relatively unexplored world and with only a handful of animals known … Continue reading

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