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"Scientists unravel the mystery of man's hair loss"
Scientists unravel the mystery of man's hair loss
trefwoorden: mens - haar - verlies
Early humans shed their coats of fur as a result of being plagued by disease-carrying parasites, a new theory of evolution claims.
The new hypothesis challenges the long-held view that our early ancestors become almost hairless in order to control their body temperatures in the heat of the African savannah.
Instead, claim two scientists from Reading and Oxford universities, Professor Mark Pagel and Professor Walter Bodmer, our ancestors' hair loss was a consequence of their natural intelligence.
Lees verder bij: The Independent (8 juni 2003)