Tagged: evolution

Viruses have evolved so that men suffer worse symptoms than women

Viruses have evolved so that men suffer worse symptoms than women

Many infections cause more severe illness in men than women. Men infected with tuberculosis are 1.5 times more likely to die than women; men infected with human papillomavirus are five times more likely to...

The story of human evolution in Africa is undergoing a major rewrite

The story of human evolution in Africa is undergoing a major rewrite

There’s a story that we’ve been telling about the origin of our species. It goes something like this: Around 200,000 years ago, in East Africa — near modern-day Ethiopia — the first Homo sapiens diverged from...

“Weird World of Neutron Stars” –Astronomers Decode Exotic States of Matter Unlike Anything in the Universe

“Weird World of Neutron Stars” –Astronomers Decode Exotic States of Matter Unlike Anything in the Universe

Now that scientists can detect the wiggly distortions in space-time created by the merger of massive black holes, they are setting their sights on the dynamics and aftermath of other cosmic duos that unify...

See How Life Has Changed in the Middle East Over 58 Years | Short Film Showcase

See How Life Has Changed in the Middle East Over 58 Years | Short Film Showcase

Colbert Held is a former United States Foreign Service officer who has amassed a photo collection spanning 48 years and 17 countries. He did so to have a detailed, photographic record of all the...

Bad Luck Causes Most Cancer, New Study Finds

Bad Luck Causes Most Cancer, New Study Finds

Mutation, which drives cancer, is actually totally normal. In fact, its the engine of evolution–if not for mutation, our genes wouldn’t make the random changes that once in a while end up giving us...

Why Is There Homosexuality?

Why Is There Homosexuality?

Scientists say it may have evolved in order to promote social bonding amongst humans.  This is the first study of its kind to find discrete evidence that our need to bond with others, actually...

Climate Change-Driven Extinction of Alpine Plant Species May Go Undetected

Climate Change-Driven Extinction of Alpine Plant Species May Go Undetected

Researchers working in the Austrian Alps warn that current models may be missing the impending extinction of alpine plants that are unable to migrate from or adapt to a warming climate. While current models...

Watch this bizarre, hilarious history of the whole world

Watch this bizarre, hilarious history of the whole world

The video does not contain every single detail of world history. After all, that’s just not possible to capture in even 20 minutes. It doesn’t go too deep into, for example, how the Black...