Category: Jeremy DeSilva

Skull challenges understanding of evolution

October 18th, 2013 in 2013, Boston Globe, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Jeremy DeSilva, Newsmakers 0 comments

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The broad face, large teeth, and snout-like mouth of an exquisitely preserved 1.8-million-year-old skull, discovered near a medieval town at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, challenges our fundamental understanding of modern human origins, according to a detailed analysis of the fossil unveiled Thursday by an international team of scientists…

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A step back in time: why so many of us walk like chimps

July 21st, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Jeremy DeSilva, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, Sargent College, Simone Gill 0 comments

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Even in sandals or flip-flops, however, the similarity is not obvious as the resemblance is in the muscle structure, not the appearance…

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A New Feet in Primate Research

June 6th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Jeremy DeSilva, National Geographic, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU 0 comments

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Jeremy DeSilva could see something was afoot. He just couldn’t believe it.

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Gait study links a flexible midfoot to tree climbing

June 3rd, 2013 in 2013, Boston Globe, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Jeremy DeSilva, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU 0 comments

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For over a year, people visiting the Boston Museum of Science took off their shoes for science…

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Do You Have Chimp Feet?

June 1st, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Discovery News, Jeremy DeSilva, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU 0 comments

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Climbed a tree lately?…

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”My guess is that we are getting more variation than ever before, perhaps because shoes have impacted foot anatomy.”

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8 percent of people found to have feet with chimp-like flexibility

May 31st, 2013 in 2013, Boston.com, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Jeremy DeSilva, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU 0 comments

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Jeremy DeSilva, College of Arts & Sciences

For over a year, people visiting the Boston Museum of Science took off their shoes for science…

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One in 13 of us share the same bendy, tree-climbing feet as chimps but scientists can’t decide if it’s down to evolution or our SHOES!

May 30th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Daily Mail, Jeremy DeSilva, Newsmakers 0 comments

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It may have been millions of years since our ancestors lived among the branches but it seems many of us still carry an unusual relic of our tree-dwelling days…

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“I was, and continue to be, surprised by this.”

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1 in 13 people have bendy chimp-like feet

May 30th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Jeremy DeSilva, New Scientist, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU 0 comments

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You may be walking on chimp-like feet without knowing it…

Expert quote:

“My guess is that we are getting more variation than ever before, perhaps because shoes have impacted foot anatomy.”

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New Studies Shake Up Human Family Tree

April 12th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Jeremy DeSilva, National Geographic, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Everybody knows “Lucy.” For nearly four decades, this famous partial skeleton of Australophithecus afarensis, dated to 3.2 million years ago, has been an ambassador for our prehistoric past…

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Evidence points toward solving evolutionary ‘missing link’

April 12th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Jeremy DeSilva, Los Angeles Times, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU 0 comments

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With long arms, high shoulder blades and powerful fingers, the ancient creatures were built for climbing trees…

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