Sunday, June 2, 2013

Ape-like feet 'found in study of museum visitors'

Bonobo on branch

Bonobos have bendy feet to help them grip branches
Scientists have discovered that about one in thirteen people have flexible ape-like feet.
A team studied the feet of 398 visitors to the Boston Museum of Science.
The results show differences in foot bone structure similar to those seen in fossils of a member of the human lineage from two million years ago.
It is hoped the research, published in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, will establish how that creature moved.
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