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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.

Penn State Schreyer Scholar wins 2014 International Children's Peace Prize (19 November 2014)

Battling drug-resistant pathogens: Biologist Andrew Read argues for new treatment strategies in race against rapidly evolving 'bugs.' (12 November 2014)

First detailed picture of a cancer-related cell enzyme in action on a chromosome unit (29 October 2014)

Penn State Dean Chosen as Chancellor of New Research University in Ecuador (23 October 2014)

In Disease Outbreak Management, Flexibility Can Save Lives and Money (21 October 2014)

"Potential Habitable Worlds: How Common Are They?" is the Friedman Lecture on 30 October 2014 (Event Date: 30 October 2014) (101 Thomas Building , from 30 October 2014 07:30 PM to 30 October 2014 08:30 PM)

Greater Rates of Mitochondrial Mutations Discovered in Children Born to Older Mothers (13 October 2014)

Thomas Henning to Present Marker Lectures in Astronomy and Astrophysics on 20, 21, and 22 October 2014 (Event Date: 21 October 2014) (101 Thomas Building, from 21 October 2014 07:00 PM to 21 October 2014 08:00 PM)

Song Tan Awarded C.I. Noll Award for Excellence in Teaching (2 October 2014)

Daniel Costantino Awarded C.I. Noll Award for Excellence in Teaching (2 October 2014)

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