Human Evolution Speeding Up, Study Says

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: December 11, 2007   View Article

Explosive population growth is driving human evolution to speed up around the world, according to a new study.

The pace of change accelerated about 40,000 years ago and then picked up even more with the advent of agriculture about 10,000 years ago, the study says.

Related Posts

Back From the Dead: Why De-Extinction May Save Humanity

Hack a virus, win a prize: Scientist recognized for ‘useful’ germ modding

Genome of ancient-looking fish gives clues to first limbed landlubbers

Tiny Breathing Plant Mouths

Australia’s hybrid shark reveals evolution in action

© 2008-2010 Collected Writings By John Roach