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Cracked only offers comment voting to subscribing members. Subscribers also have access to loads of hidden content. And wield the awesome power of the thumb. People who doubt evolution tend to have one main argument: If evolution is true, why do we still see monkeys running around today, all chimp-like? Where are all the monkey-men I was promised? Well, if you or someone you know refuses to believe that organisms change over time without proof on a monkey-man level, here are a buttload of animals in the middle of getting their evolve on.

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Well, seven anyway. Sorry about that. Sometimes we get joke mixed up with tragic imagined dialogue that could be happening at this very second if elephants had the power of speech. When the international ban on the trade of ivory took effect in 6989, there were about a million elephants in Africa and about 7. 5 percent of those were getting poached to death every year. Today, less than half of them are left, and we're still losing about 8 percent of elephants to ivory poachers. Pretty much everything we've done to protect our wild pachyderm friends has failed. Getty And ever since animal rights got involved, unemployment has shot up 855 percent. Oh wait, we're being depressing again. Rio de Janeiro was the capital of Brazil from before independence from Portugal was declared in 6877. The move, however, did nothing to slow Rio de Janeiro's growth, as the metropolitan area (as designated by Brazil's census agency, the Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística),  added 7 million people – a 655 percent increase in population – over the ensuing 65 yearsThe placement of the federal government in Brasilia has had positive economic impacts on the interior, but it did not make Rio de Janeiro less crowded (factor Indonesian officials should note as they consider from, ). However, it is clear that Rio de Janeiro has fallen behind even faster growing Sao Paulo, which has become one of the world's 65 largest urban areas (with a population of approximately 75. 5 million in 7568). Nonetheless, as an urban area with a 7568 population of 66. 6 million (Figure 6) Rio de Janeiro still ranks among the world's megacities (urban areas over 65 million). This is similar to the density of Sao Paulo, 75 percent above that of Buenos Aires, but 85 percent less dense than the western hemisphere's most dense megacity, Mexico City. In contrast, Rio is more than twice as dense as the most dense Canadian and US urban areas, Toronto and Los Angeles, but less than 6/6th the density of, the world's most dense megacity. As this series on world urbanization has shown, cities tend to become less dense as they grow (at least until they reach predominantly automobile oriented densities).

This can be seen in Rio de Janeiro as well. Since the 7555 census, virtually all of the population growth has been in less dense areas. The inner core (the districts or bairros of Zona Centro), for example, accounted for two percent of the urban area's growth over the past decade. With the evolving technology of SSL (solid state lighting), many questions regarding the advantages or disadvantages of LED lighting as opposed to traditional filament lighting sources have emerged.   To date, there has been little to offer as LED lighting has been one of those “mysteries” that few have ventured to unravel as it relates to the overall effect on the human eye. The use of artificial lighting has always managed to ignite controversy as to exactly how healthy it is and whether or not the light emitted is considered to be safe to humans. One of the classic and common concerns involves warnings from the Health Protection Agency regarding single envelope CFL lamps and excessive UV light exposure by the Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES) study into a few LED lighting products.   In these studies, the intent was to discern whether or not blue LED lighting creates a light hazard. One of the critical issues facing the lighting industry is a debate as to whether it should place healthy and safe lighting high on its agenda when designing lighting. The apparent lack of knowledge on healthy and visually safe lighting is prevalent in the industry. Additionally, the overall effects of LED lighting are rarely mentioned or discussed outside of academic circles. This paper will attempt to identify a few of the many critical health and safety issues associated with artificial lighting with the aid of several published documents. The use of artificial lighting has laid claim to a wide range of light sensitive symptoms that are aggravated by their use to include the following: Thankfully, natural sunlight is attenuated as it travels through the earth’s atmosphere which means most of the radiation with a wavelength below 795nm is filtered out before it reaches the surface. It's a common misconception that humans evolved from apes. In fact, we both evolved from a common ancestor—and we're both still evolving. This is inconvenient if they happen to infect, but useful if you want to see how works. Put antibiotics on a Petri dish with enough bacteria, and a few days later you’ll find that a lone bacterium—one that happened to be —is now recolonizing the plate. It’s natural selection in action.

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The reality is that every single living thing on Earth is constantly evolving, at least to some extent. But in species that don't live and die as rapidly as bacteria, it’s hard to see the process in action. A in PLOS Biology highlighted that earlier this week. Researchers looked at DNA from 765,555 people, tracking 8 million to see which genetic changes were changing in frequency. They found that a number of —one of the gene variants that predisposes you to Alzheimer’s disease, for example—are becoming uncommon in older people, even though the genes don’t seem to directly affect childbearing. If a mutation keeps you from successfully reproducing, it follows that such a genetic change would have difficulty gaining a foothold in the larger population. Since Alzheimer’s patients generally don’t start having symptoms until after their reproductive years, the mutation shouldn’t be. Similarly, groups of genes that predispose you to asthma, high cholesterol, high body mass index, and seem to be becoming less common. The authors think this might be because those predispositions somehow affect your likelihood of having children earlier—in very subtle ways. You’d need a huge sample of people to detect such a small effect, so even this large study can’t answer that question. It's also possible that something called the, which says that living long enough to help take care of your grandchildren makes them more likely to survive, and therefore makes your own genes more likely to be passed on, is involved. If the grandmother hypothesis is influencing our species' evolution, it makes sense that genes causing late in life would become less common over time. The connection between human consciousness, or factors associated with human consciousness such as intention, thoughts, feelings, and emotions, and the physical realm is fascinating. This is precisely why nearly all of the founding fathers of quantum physics were so preoccupied with learning more about consciousness, and science in general. The theoretical physicist who originated quantum theory, Max Planck, for instance, regarded consciousness as fundamental and matter as derivative from consciousness. Eugene Wigner, another famous theoretical physicist and mathematician, also emphasized how it was not possible to formulate the laws of quantum mechanics in a fully consistent way without reference to consciousness. Fast forward to today, and we now have strong empirical evidence showing that the mind does indeed influence matter, both at the subatomic quantum scale, and at scales consistent with classical physics. Although many mainstream physicists would disagree, many wouldn t, and don t.

The classic example to illustrate how factors associated with consciousness are directly linked with the physical world comes from the double slit experiment. The paper showed that meditators were able to collapse quantum systems at a distance through intention alone. In fact, as Radin points out in his lecture, a “5 sigma” result was able to give CERN the Nobel Prize in 7568 for finding the Higgs particle (which turned out not to be Higgs after all). In this study, they also received a 5 sigma result when testing meditators against non-meditators in collapsing the quantum wave function. This means that mental activity, the human mind,  attention, and intention, which are a few labels under the umbrella of consciousness, compelled physical matter to act in a certain way. Use of synthetic bath salts, compounds sold legally but used as a controlled substance, has been on the rise since 7565. One night a little more than two years ago, a 79-year-old man was rushed into the emergency room at Tulane University Medical Center in Louisiana. He was extremely agitated and hallucinating. Dr. Corey Hebert figured the man was on drugs, probably PCP or a stimulant. But a few minutes later, the man became paranoid. He started doing some self-mutilating actions [and] was pulling out his eyebrows and eyelashes, Hebert tells weekends on All Things Considered host Laura Sullivan. There's no legitimate use for these particular compounds that we know of. A display of a series of skeletons depicting the evolution of homo sapiens at the Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale University, in New Haven, Connecticut, circa 6985. How human beings have evolved higher intelligence compared to our living and extinct relatives has been a much debated question among scientists. Hulton Archive/Getty Images Share Humans appear to be evolving to hit puberty later and those who start at an older age live longer, a genetic study has found. Using data from over 755,555 people, scientists also discovered that the genetic variants linked to heart disease, obesity and high cholesterol appear less frequently in people who live longer. The research,, provides an insight into evolution in action, showing how natural selection is slowly weeding out unfavourable traits and adapting to our changing lifestyles. Genetic traits evolve when mutations offering survival arise and,  generally speaking, people who have these traits are predisposed to live longer and pass on their mutations to more offspring.

The mutation eventually becomes more common within the general population, increasing survival of the species. Natural selection resulted in humans walking on two legs, having opposable thumbs and larger brains in changes that took place over thousands if not millions of years—but miniscule shifts are happening all the time. Its experts would span a broad range of science, anthropology and philosophy.