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Are we interfering with birds' evolution?

Our fondness for feeding birds in the garden is making them grow longer beaks
British scientists have discovered that a fondness for feeding birds in our gardens is having an impact on their evolution - by making them grow longer beaks, as Richard Hamilton explains:
(Photo: A great tit on a washing line. Credit: Getty Images)
Chimps in Uganda (c) Cat Hobaiter 2017

Victoria Gill

Science reporter, BBC News

Wild chimpanzees have changed their hunting strategies in response to being watched and followed by scientists, observations suggest.

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Oldest Homo sapiens found
Fossils of five early humans have been found in North Africa that show Homo sapiens emerged at least 100,000 years earlier than previously recognised.