All posts tagged with metabolism


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Brian Switek reports on a study that investigated bony features correlated with lung morphology in birds and crocodiles, to see how much dinosaur lungs resem...

Dilemma of the obstetrical dilemma

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During the past few years, anthropologists have been questioning the long-held idea that human birth is uniquely risky for mothers and infants because of the...

Anthropology 105, lecture 13: Milk

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Technical issues caused me to miss lecture 12, which was about metaphyses and the growth of the skeleton, as cues for life history evolution.

Positive selection on killer whale mtDNA

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I’ve written about the study of selection on human mtDNA many times, and discussed the signs that Neandertal mtDNA may have disappeared because of selection.