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The human brain stands out from that of all other species by facilitating cognitive tasks that other species are not able to achieve. The human brain weighs about three pounds -- a gigantic size relative to the body. Scientists have long believed that the large size of the human brain and our powerful minds are...

A human skull that has been fossilizing for almost two million years has been the focus of multiple recent science news articles, forcing scientists to take another look at the previously-thought explanations for human evolution. Discovered in Dmanisi, Georgia in Asia, the skull has proven to be one of the most interesting, yet controversial, finds...