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NEW STUDY: Human Beings Are Getting Dumber

TIME.COM - Just look at all the amazing innovations modern technology has given us: at-home HIV tests, motion-activated screwdrivers and self-inflating tires. It's easy to look down on our prehistoric ancestors for their primitive, electric screwdriver-less way of life. But one scientist says we shouldn't be so quick to judge.

In a two-part paper published in the journal Trends in Genetics, Stanford University researcher Gerald Crabtree suggest that evolution is, in fact, making us dumber—and that human intelligence may have actually peaked before our hunter-gatherer predecessors left Africa. click here to read more

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