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SCIENCE

How human being evolved. See what you need to know

We now realise that modern humans are just one of the African great apes. So when and how did this radically changed perception come about? Early observations In the 19th century the only evidence available for determining the closeness of the relationship between any two living animals was how similar they were in terms of what the naked eye could tell from their bones, teeth, muscles and organs. Biologist Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-1895). Wikimedia/Carte de Visite Fotografie The first person to undertake

  2 years ago ago
How human being evolved. See what you need to know

HEALTH

5 Parts Of The Human Body That Will Disappear In The Future

Please, click the following button on the right hand side of this app for more interesting information. In the principal section of The Descent of Man, Charles Darwin distinguished about twelve body parts that he joyfully depicted as "pointless, or almost futile." Darwin's inventory was a long way from complete — our bodies are littered with parts we don't know. Let's have a look at some of them.  1. Body hair  Our brows assist keep sweat from our eyes, yet male facial hair assumes a similarly important

  1 year ago ago
5 Parts Of The Human Body That Will Disappear In The Future

SCIENCE

The Dunning Kruger Effect.

The Dunning Kruger Effect. The Dunning-Kruger effect is a type of cognitive bias in which people believe that they are smarter and more capable than they really are. It refers to the seemingly pervasive tendency of poor performers to overestimate their abilities relative to other people–and, to a lesser extent, for high performers to underestimate their abilities. According to the researchers for whom it is named, psychologists David Dunning and Justin Kruger, the effect is explained by the fact that the

  2 years ago ago
The Dunning Kruger Effect.