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Evolution of Human 'Super-brain' Tied to Development of Bipedalism, Tool-making

April 20, 2011

researcher working at a site in Russia Scientists seeking to understand the origin of the human mind may want to look to honeybees--not ancestral apes--for at least some of the answers, according to a University of Colorado at Boulder archaeologist. Full Story

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