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The Human Family Tree Bristles with New Branches

Scientists reported finding another species of ancient hominid, Australopithecus deyiremeda, fanning debate over the pace of evolution and the number of human forebears. - Carl Zimmer Source: The Human Family Tree Bristles With New Branches -

The Psychological Comforts of Storytelling

Stories can be a way for humans to feel that we have control over the world. They allow people to see patterns where there is chaos, meaning where there is randomness. Humans are inclined to see narratives where there are none because it can afford meaning to our lives—a form of existential problem-solving. - CODY C. [...]