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Living African group discovered to be the most populous humans over the last 150,000 years

04 December 2014 — New genetic research reveals that a small group of hunter-gatherers now living in Southern Africa once was so large that it comprised the majority of living humans during most of the past 150,000 years. Only during the last 22,000 years have the other African ethnicities, including the ones giving rise to Europeans and Asians, become vastly most numerous. Now the Khoisan (who sometimes call themselves Bushmen) number about 100,000 individuals, while the rest of humanity numbers 7 billion. Their lives and ways have remained unaltered for hundreds of generations, with only recent events endangering their hunter-gatherer lifestyles.

Gilliland is Part of Team that Wins Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics (16 December 2014)

Victor Cotton to Represent Penn State's Eberly College of Science as Student Marshal at Fall Commencement 2014 (11 December 2014)

Nancy Moran to present Marker Lectures in Evolutionary Biology on December 8 and 9, 2014 (Event Date: 09 December 2014) (8 Mueller Laboratory, from 09 December 2014 04:00 PM to 09 December 2014 05:00 PM)

Living African group discovered to be the most populous humans over the last 150,000 years (4 December 2014)

Four Alumni Honored with Penn State's Outstanding Science Alumni Award (3 December 2014)

Eight Penn State researchers named AAAS Fellows (24 November 2014)

Eberly College of Science names Cavener interim dean (24 November 2014)

Penn State senior selected as Marshall Scholar (24 November 2014)

NASA's Swift Satellite Marks 10 Years of Game-changing Astrophysics: Mission Control Is at Penn State (20 November 2014)

Major New Study Reveals New Similarities and Differences Between Mice and Humans (19 November 2014)

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