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Mammals First Evolved Big Brains for Better Sense of Smell

Mammals First Evolved Big Brains for Better Sense of Smell

Mammals first evolved their characteristic large brains to enable a stronger sense of smell, according to a new study in the journal Science.

Famous Fossil Lucy Scanned at The University of Texas at Austin, Offers New Insights into Ancient Human Ancestor

Famous Fossil Lucy Scanned at The University of Texas at Austin, Offers New Insights into Ancient Human Ancestor

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin, in collaboration with the Ethiopian government, have completed the first high-resolution CT scan of the world's most famous fossil, Lucy, an ancient human ancestor who lived 3.2 million years ago.