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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.

2014 Marker Lectures in the Physical Sciences Scheduled for October 7, 8, and 9 (Event Date: 08 October 2014) (117 Osmond Laboratory, from 08 October 2014 08:00 PM to 08 October 2014 10:00 PM)

Meredith Defelice Receives George W. Atherton Award for Excellence in Teaching (2 October 2014)

Krishna Kanti Dey Awarded First Prize at Postdoc Research Exhibition (1 October 2014)

Predicting the Future of Antarctic Ice (30 September 2014)

Growing anatomically human kidney tubes from skin cells to fight kidney disease (Event Date: 26 September 2014) (100 Life Sciences Building, the Berg Auditorium, from 26 September 2014 03:30 PM to 26 September 2014 05:00 PM)

Smallest Possible Diamonds Form Ultra-thin Nanothreads (21 September 2014)

Mystery of rare 5-hour space explosion explained with help from US/Russia and US/UK/Italy satellites (17 September 2014)

Rethinking the Basic Science of Graphene Synthesis (7 September 2014)

Niel Brandt Named Verne M. Willaman Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics (2 September 2014)

Mark Maroncelli Receives Joel Henry Hildebrand Award in the Theoretical and Experimental Chemistry of Liquids (28 August 2014)

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