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Evo in the news

Recent news on Tibetans' high altitude adaptations - August, 2014
During the summer holidays, Evo in the News is revisiting past news items to bring you up to date on recent research and developments. In 2010, we first reported on the fascinating adaptations that allow Tibetan highlanders to thrive at extreme altitudes. Now new research shows that a key high-altitude gene version came to humans from an unexpected source—relatives of early humans who lived alongside the Neanderthals.

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Highlights

Kim Bostwick How boogieing birds evolved: The work of Kim Bostwick
When ornithologist Kim Bostwick goes hunting with her binoculars, she's not just looking for birds; she's looking for untold evolutionary stories.
Jackson Njau CSI: Olduvai Gorge. The work of Jackson Njau
Follow paleoanthropologist Jackson Njau as he examines fossil evidence for clues of crocodile predation on early hominids.
Evo Connection Evo Connection slide sets
This series of short slide sets explain several basic biology topics in evolutionary terms. Each set includes notes to help you present every slide.
A fisheye view of the tree of life A fisheye view of the tree of life
Explore our interactive fish evolutionary tree to learn about amazing innovations that have evolved in the different lineages.

 

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