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SciCafe: The Story of the Human Body

November 6, 2013

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How and why is the human body the way it is? What did evolution adapt our bodies for? And how is the human body changing today? To address these questions, evolutionary biologist Daniel Lieberman will examine the major evolutionary transformations that have shaped the human body since we diverged from the apes, and how our bodies have further evolved and changed—for the better and the worse—since the Agricultural and Industrial Revolutions.

Find out more about this month's topic on, the "New York Times" Science Section and Room for Debate,, and the Colbert Nation.

This SciCafe event occurred on November 6, 2013. Hear the full program in this podcast, or watch a version here: 


The SciCafe series is proudly sponsored by Judy and Josh Weston.

This SciCafe event is presented in collaboration with The Leakey Foundation.

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