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Evolution making women taller, thinner

In many places around the world, people are living longer and are having fewer children. But a new study in the journal Current Biology reports that those aren’t the only changes happening. The research shows that modern-day selection may lead women to be taller and slimmer, too. “This is a reminder that declines in mortality […]

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U.S. heads getting bigger

In the space of less than 200 years, the average U.S. Caucasian skull size has increased nearly 7 percent, becoming taller and narrower. To assess the change in head size, University of Tennessee forensic anthropologists Lee Jantz, Richard Jantz and Joanne Devlin examined 1,500 skulls dating back to the mid-1800s through the mid-1980s. They found […]

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