human evolution

SciGirls | Digging Archaeology 01: Mentor Moment

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Seeing women who have succeeded in STEM helps inspire and motivate girls, especially when they can relate to these mentors as people with full lives both inside and outside of the lab. The SciGirls learn how their mentor got interested in archaeology and pursued her passion in her career.

When Humans Lost Their Tails | Your Inner Fish

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By looking at our vestigial tailbone—the coccyx—we can trace back the history of human and primate evolution. Unlike all other primates, apes don't have a tail, but when did our ancestors lose this potentially useful appendage? Paleoanthropologist Holly Dunsworth introduces Neil Shubin to Proconsul, a fossil ape that provides some answers to that question.

Why Do Men Have Nipples? - 12 Days of Evolution #7 | It's Okay to Be Smart

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Some of the biggest evolution questions finally answered.

Forensic Anthropology: Bone Whispering | Smithsonian Science How

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Examine what skeletons can tell you about how people lived and died. Meet Kari Bruwelheide, a Forensic Anthropologist and Physical Anthropologist at the National Museum of Natural History. Join her in probing the mysteries contained in human bones. See the sophisticated technologies being used to extract information from bones, and think about how bones will be studied in the future. Consider what an old skeleton reveals about people and places of the past. Learn how Kari is analyzing skeletal remains along with historical records and other artifacts to recreate a picture of human life in the Colonial Chesapeake.

Forensics Identification

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In this video from QUEST produced by KQED, students learn why Chelsey Juarez developed the new technique to identify the remains of migrant workers; how teeth are prepared and examined to provide information about where we come from; and the important role forensic anthropologists play in forensic science.

Does Smiling Make You Happy? | BrainCraft

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Joy and happiness makes us genuinely smile, but can forcing a smile make us genuinely happy? Say cheese!

Museum of the Earth

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Created in 2003 by the Paleontological Research Institute, Museum of the Earth takes its guests on a tour through history spanning four billion years. The museum contains multiple exhibits including a reconstructed whale skeleton and interactive discovery labs to provide fun for all visitors while learning about the history of life on Earth.

Do You Know This Voice? | BrainCraft

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How our brains are able to recognize familiar voices and faces is a distinct ability. In this episode, we explore how the brain uses sensory information to recognize voices we know and distinguish between voices we hear.

Why Do We Love Sugar? | Braincraft

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What does sugar really do inside our bodies?

Can We Make a Pet Dinosaur? | The Good Stuff

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Can Dinosaurs be brought back from extinction? Would a Dinosaur make a good pet? Renowned Paleontologist and Jurassic World adviser Jack Horner seems to think so. It turns out that the key to reviving these long gone creatures might be hiding in the DNA of their living relatives: birds.

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