"The morphology of the first cervical vertebra, or atlas, reflects multiple aspects of an organism's life," says Beaudet, the lead author of the study. "In particular, the nearly complete atlas of 'Little Foot' has the potential to provide new insights into the evolution of head mobility and the arterial supply to the brain in the human lineage."


New archaeological research looks at how the cumulative impact of colonization and subjugation has weakened the ability of communities to respond effectively to threats generated by climate change.

From the article: "By considering historical injustices — and what adaptations ignored or lost during colonization — scientists can develop more nuanced climate assessments and unearth more effective ways to develop resilience, Douglass says".



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