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Mendalla

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And sticking with evolution, here's one of the great puzzles of human evolution. Most mammals, indeed most animals, do not have a hand preference. Most importantly, chimpanzees, our closest living non-human relative, do not. So why do most humans have one? And why do most humans favour the right? Whatever the reason, it has to have happened after we branched off from the ancestors of modern apes.

 

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This is shocking, scientists have discovered that not all of our brain dies completely upon what we consider "death". "Zombie" genes are still alive......

 

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Imagine these wandering about as stray genetic matters! Not for the gene a' phobes ...

Mother of everything could this be ? Thus the Mum 've God and all was silent as mortals didn't wish to hear such crap and man heurist ix. Nain ...
 

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We often associate plate tectonics with destructive events like the recent volcanic eruptions in Iceland and St. Vincent. However, the truth is that they are a vital part of shaping our world and, most importantly for us, keeping it habitable. What is even more interesting, is a new hypothesis that life may have played a role in how plate tectonics developed. SciShow host Stefan Chin explains.

 

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Recently, malaria has been in the news as word of a successful vaccine trial gets circulated. But it is a disease that has plagued humankind for millennia, possibly as long as mosquitoes, its carriers. Today's Scishow profiles Chinese pharmacology researcher Tu Youyou, who sought a new treatment for the parasitic disease in the 1960s by looking into ancient Chinese texts to see how it was handled hundreds, and even thousands, of years ago. And guess what? She found one, earning a Nobel Prize and the thanks of millions who have been treated with her discovery.

 
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