Mankind is shrinking and so are our brains

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Scientists blame agriculture, with restricted diets and urbanization.

Man has conquered Everest and landed on the Moon, so it is tempting to think we are bigger and better than our ancestors. But on a purely physical basis we just don’t measure up. Mankind is actually shrinking.

 

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Every Language in the World Evolved From Single Prehistoric Mother Tongue

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Every language can be traced back to a long-forgotten dialect spoken by our Stone Age ancestors in Africa.

From English to Mandarin – Every language in the world evolved from a prehistoric ‘mother tongue. ‘ The mother tongue was first spoken in Africa tens of thousands of years ago, a new study reveals.

 

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We May All Have a Little Bit of Neanderthal Man in Us

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Most of us have some Neanderthal genes in our DNA.

Scientists have discovered that most people have a little bit of Neanderthal man in them.  A major DNA study suggests that our ancestors interbred with the Neanderthals at least twice tens of thousands of years ago  – and that their genes have been carried down the millennia ever since.

 

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Pedigree Dogs Are Becoming Stupid

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I just yelled “BANG”and look what happened!

Pedigree dogs have become increasingly stupid as they are now bred for their looks, not their brains, according to new research.

Their mental and physical agility of many breeds is being eroded as owners now look for docile, pretty pets to live in their homes.

In the 19th century dogs were more likely to be selected for their strength and skills, so they were able to earn their keep guarding homes and livestock and fetching the quarry on a hunting trip.

But a significant change in breeding trends has meant the ancestors of these proud working dogs are now less responsive to commands and not as alert or attentive.

Scientists in Sweden have found strong evidence that breeding for appearance has led to a decline in intelligence.

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