Maria Maura

Maria Maura

Creative teacher, video maker. Think, sing, art.
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This amazes me. timeline graphic | Hominid Skulls from the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

This amazes me. timeline graphic | Hominid Skulls from the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

“In the 5 million years since early hominids first emerged from east Africa’s Rift Valley, the Earth’s climate has grown increasingly erratic. Over cycles lasting hundreds of thousands of years, arid regions of central Africa were overrun by forests, forests gave way to grasslands and contiguous landscapes were fractured by deep lakes. It was within the context of this swiftly changing landscape that humans evolved their sizable brains and capacity for adaptive behavior.

“In the 5 million years since early hominids first emerged from east Africa’s Rift Valley, the Earth’s climate has grown increasingly erratic. Over cycles lasting hundreds of thousands of years, arid regions of central Africa were overrun by forests, forests gave way to grasslands and contiguous landscapes were fractured by deep lakes. It was within the context of this swiftly changing landscape that humans evolved their sizable brains and capacity for adaptive behavior.

Everyone needs a little boost now and again... sometimes a smile or kind word can make all the difference.

Everyone needs a little boost now and again... sometimes a smile or kind word can make all the difference.

He's so expressive...

He's so expressive...

Gorillas in Rwanda: photography by Andy Rouse

Gorillas in Rwanda: photography by Andy Rouse

Mother and Baby - Snow Monkeys

Mother and Baby - Snow Monkeys

Chimpanzees are our closest relatives, with whom we share 99 percent of our DNA. We are more closely related to chimps than chimps are to gorillas. Humans didn't evolve "from" chimps. Rather both species evolved from separate ape like species. Those who coined the term "evolved from" chimps or monkeys, or those who still don't differenciate between apes and monkeys are highly misinformed.

Chimpanzees are our closest relatives, with whom we share 99 percent of our DNA. We are more closely related to chimps than chimps are to gorillas. Humans didn't evolve "from" chimps. Rather both species evolved from separate ape like species. Those who coined the term "evolved from" chimps or monkeys, or those who still don't differenciate between apes and monkeys are highly misinformed.

so cute Thanks ♥ :) no different, human or animal. They love their family and their child like we do

so cute Thanks ♥ :) no different, human or animal. They love their family and their child like we do

Baby orangutan hugging its parent

Baby orangutan hugging its parent

A Gorilla holds her newborn baby, born this past week in Germany. (imgur.com)

A Gorilla holds her newborn baby, born this past week in Germany. (imgur.com)