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News tag: human evolution


fingers-wrinkle

Here’s why your fingers wrinkle in water


14 Mar, 2015 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
You hop into the shower and then your finger wrinkle. It's a fact of life, but what is the scientific explanation for this? Most people think this is due to the water being absorbed by the skin, causing it to swell and change its shape. But new research shows  that…

mental-virus

Junk DNA retroviruses improve brain processes


14 Jan, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
During millions of years of evolution, humans have inherited dormant viruses, which have been considered “junk DNA”. These viruses, however, play an important role in making the human brain agile and capable of performing multiple tasks, a new study says. The endogenous retroviruses make up about five percent of human…