How Fossils Helped Determine when Humans and Apes Diverged

I also found this article on the National Geographic Channel website and i thought it was a good topic to chose because we discussed fossils a lot. Also, it gives us information about neandertals which was our common ancestor from 500,000 to 600,000 years ago. The part about the parasitic DNA that caused human mutation about 2.8 million years ago fascinates me, along with learn about how humans came about through all the years.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2002/08/0823_020823_humanorigins.html

– John Hildebrand

 

 

Changes Overtime in Skulls

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2008/03/080317-neandertal-split_2.html

I found this article on the National Geographic Channel and thought it was very interesting since we have been talking about this with all the different species in our summer course. Its interesting because all skulls change in size according to the species, some might have narrower skulls, some might be wider than others, there all sort of different things. Not everyones skull is going to be exactly the same, which makes it more unique .

-John Hildebrand

 

 

Study Of Anthropology

http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/encyclopedia/anthropology/?ar_a=1

I also found this article on the National Geographic channel, and i thought this topic was very interesting  when we learned about it in this course over the summer. Anthropology was a main topic through ISS and is the study of how the human and culture came about. In this article they talk about 3 different types of anthropology which includes biological, cultural and Linguistic. Biological is the study of human beings, Cultural is the study of learned behavior, and Linguistic is the study of language. This article is very good if you wanna learn a little bit more about anthropology.

 

 

How Animals Adapt to Their Environment

I found this article on the National Geographic Channel website and thought it would be a good topic to talk about, since we have talked about adaptation in this course. This article explains how animals have adapted in many different ways. Some animals use structural  or behavioral. Some animals adapt to warmer places better than others. And some need to migrate to adapt to colder places to survive. Animals have to be adapted into the right environment for them to survive or they will not make. It plays many different roles for all sorts of animals.

http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/encyclopedia/adaptation/?ar_a=1&ar_r=999#page=1