Evolution

A Human Operating System - Unlocking Optimal Health And Happiness

James Ford | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Tech
James Ford

Technology hasn't created a fully integrated and optimised human operating system yet. So we must work with the one we have, which is pretty incredible by the way! We have to learn how our brains and bodies work so we can optimise them ourselves. It's a tough challenge that I've spent years trying to work out, and by no means have it mastered.

This Is Why We Have Five-Fingered Hands

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 07.10.2016 | UK Tech

Scientists have traced our fingers all the way back to our piscatorial ancestors in a new study which reveals why we have five digits on each hand. Re...

What Is This Obsession With Us?

Philippa Brakes | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK
Philippa Brakes

Many of us enjoy a walk in the woods, a trip to the beach or even a snorkeling holiday. Besides the escape from the digital grind, there is something ...

You're Not As Kind As You Think You Are, It's All Just Evolution

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 21.07.2016 | UK Tech

We might believe humans are kind and charitable because we’re good people, we have been raised “properly” or we are just of a higher moral breed...

EU Referendum: Leave Voters Twice as Likely to Disbelieve Facts and Science

Assaad W Razzouk | Posted 16.06.2016 | UK Politics
Assaad W Razzouk

If you instead believe that climate change is an existential threat to human civilization; if you believe renewable energy's time has come; and if you believe in science and facts, get out to vote Remain on 23 June.

Fossil Discovery Reveals More About Origin Of Tiny "Hobbit" Humans

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 09.06.2016 | UK Tech

A new fossil discovery in Indonesia could be the key to learning more about the ancestors of human ‘Hobbits’. A research team on the island of Flo...

Hero of Harlem Beats Ayn Rand With Altruism

Jeremy Howick | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jeremy Howick

Evolutionary theory would be compatible with altruism if we could expect the same in return. One monkey picks the parasites from the back of his monkey friend, then his monkey friend returns the favor. But it is hard to see how the 'you scratch my back, I'll scratch yours' gene could ever gain dominance in the first place.

Bursting the Blister Bubble

Chris Terrill | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Terrill

As an ultra runner who has trained with the Royal Marines I reckon I know more about blisters than most (I have sported some humdingers in my time) so here is my take on those ubiquitous pustules of pain that inflict us all - whatever gender, age, race or creed.

Texas Man Finds Evidence Of Noah's Flood While Digging In Aunt's Garden

The Huffington Post | Paul Vale | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK

A man digging in his aunt’s garden in East Texas has found hard evidence of Noah’s flood. Wayne Propst made the historic discovery of snail fossi...

All Branches Lead to Darwin

Philippa Brakes | Posted 13.02.2016 | UK Tech
Philippa Brakes

He knew that behaviour was an important player in the evolutionary game. He was also aware that not all behaviours were inherited and some appeared to be acquired (learnt from each other) and he noted that some behaviour may be beneficial to the group rather than the individual.

Why Do Christians on Campus Put Themselves Out So Much?

Jack Harvey | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Harvey

Across many universities beside York, from St. Andrews to Chester, university Christian Unions are known for their regular acts of goodwill and their members' enthusiasm. 'Grilling a Christian' is not the first time that the University of York's Christian Union has hosted an atypical event on campus and it won't be the last.

Is Evolution Going Backwards?

Xavier Toby | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK Comedy
Xavier Toby

These days a lot of people don't know what a book is, especially if they're under thirty. If you need to explain it, tell them a book is just like a small piece of the internet but on paper.

Sibling Rivalry - it's in the Genes

Dr Helen Driscoll | Posted 26.11.2016 | UK
Dr Helen Driscoll

Petty fights in the back of the car, temper tantrums over the possession of a favourite toy, irrational jealousy over who is the family favourite - squabbling brothers and sisters have infuriated parents for generations.

Dawkins Embarrasses Creationist Presidential Candidate For 'Not Knowing His Own Subject'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK Politics

NEW YORK -- Richard Dawkins is upsetting the Godly… again. On Sunday, the scientist and author decried Republican primary candidates for their creat...

Natural Selection: Does Evolution Pull or Push?

Mark Brewer | Posted 23.07.2016 | UK Tech
Mark Brewer

Consider the following alternative. The forward-facing brain can almost certainly be traced back to the development of neural nets in all extremely simple organisms with bilaterian (symmetrical) body plans.

Reflections of a Sentient Being

Stephen Fear | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK
Stephen Fear

I was terrified when the kidnappers pounced, my family ran screeching into the trees. My mum tried to free me but didn't know how. I wonder where she is now, was she caught too? My greatest hope is that she isn't chained to a post like me.

Can Understanding How We Evolved Solve Inequality?

Jonathan Young | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK
Jonathan Young

When we create this environment, the corporate machine will begin to meet the market need. Of course, none of this will happen possible without a government that endorses it. And government will only do what we tell it to. So let's take every opportunity we can to make sure our voice is heard.

Scientists Have Rather Casually Discovered A New Species Of Human

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK Tech

Scientists have unearthed the remains of what they believe is another ancient human species, in Afar Ethiopia. The discovery of 3.3 to 3.5 million-...

Scientists Uncover The Real Reason Why Men Exist

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Why do men exist? It's a question that has been puzzling women biologists since time began, but now scientists finally have an answer For decades, ...

Dark Web's Biggest Market Disappears With Millions In Users' Bitcoin

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Tech

An illicit trading site known as the “top drug market” on the dark web has been taken offline — along with millions of dollars-worth of its user...

Unearthing Giants: What Discoveries Are Still Awaiting Us?

Frontier | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Tech
Frontier

Will any animals to evolve so large again, or has the earth's atmosphere moved beyond such possibilities?

Animals Acting Suspiciously Like Humans

Frontier | Posted 26.04.2015 | UK
Frontier

We've all heard dogs cry or seen monkeys smile and laugh, but there are some skills we thought no other animals had... most of the time, we were wrong. From tools to fire, from clothes to food seasoning, here are some animals which display "human" characteristics.

EXPLAINED - Why Some American Politicians Have To Deny Evolution

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Politics

NEW YORK -- During a foreign policy think tank discussion in London on Wednesday, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, a likely presidential candidate for...

A Handy Cheat Sheet For Republican Presidential Hopefuls Visiting The UK

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Politics

London has become the elephant’s graveyard. It’s the place where Republicans go to die. In less than a month, three of the GOP’s main preside...

What Can Monkeys Teach Hipsters About Beard Evolution?

Mia Rozenbaum | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mia Rozenbaum

When you live high in rainforest canopies with other closely related species, what you do need to recognise is your own kind, for breeding and other social purposes. Could Hipsters be trying to stand out in the city jungle as a different species?