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Science Frontiers is the bimonthly newsletter providing digests of reports that describe scientific anomalies; that is, those observations and facts that challenge prevailing scientific paradigms. Over 2000 Science Frontiers digests have been published since 1976.

These 2,000+ digests represent only the tip of the proverbial iceberg. The Sourcebook Project, which publishes Science Frontiers, also publishes the Catalog of Anomalies, which delves far more deeply into anomalistics and now extends to sixteen volumes, and covers dozens of disciplines.

Over 14,000 volumes of science journals, including all issues of Nature and Science have been examined for reports on anomalies. In this context, the newsletter Science Frontiers is the appetizer and the Catalog of Anomalies is the main course.


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Compilations of back issues can be found in Science Frontiers: The Book, and original and more detailed reports in the The Sourcebook Project series of books.

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... Science Frontiers ONLINE No. 34: Jul-Aug 1984 Issue Contents Other pages Home Page Science Frontiers Online All Issues This Issue Sourcebook Project Sourcebook Subjects Our aquatic phase!Elaine Morgan, author of The Aquatic Ape, reviews new evidence supporting the Aquatic Ape Hypothesis. Sir Alister Hardy suggested this hypothesis in 1960 in an attempt to account for several human characteristics that are unique among primates but common in aquatic mammals. Some of these are: position of fetal hair, loss of body hair, subcutaneous fat, face-to-face copulation, weeping, etc. The combination of hairlessness and subcutaneous fat seems almost totally confined to aquatic mammals and humans. Two other characteristics are covered in some depth in this article: The discovery that some prehistoric shell middens consist of deep-water shellfish, which must be the result of breath-held diving. This human skill, again unique among primates, is obviously quite ancient. Furthermore, recent experiments suggest that in humans, in addition to seals and ducks, vascular constriction is not limited to the arterioles but extends to the larger arteries, too. This indicates some degree of specialized adaptation to a diving life. Most animals with a sodium deficiency display an active craving for salt which, when satisfied, disappears. In humans, salt intake has little or no relation to the body's needs. Some Inuit tribes avoid salt almost completely, while people in the Western world consume 1520 times the amount needed for health. In other works, a single African species (assuming humans have an African origin) possesses a wildly different ...
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... of Cetacean Osmoregulation Evolution of Giraffe Necks Bipedal Apes (before Humans) BMF BODILY FUNCTIONS BMF1 Water-Breathing in Mammals BMF2 Remarkable Adaptations in Diving Mammals BMF3 Oddities of Digestion BMF4 Perpetual Growth in Mammals BMF5 Limb Generation in Mammals BMF6 Anomalies of Hibernation in Monotremes BMF7 The "Winter Sleep" of Bears BMF8 Freeze-Avoidance in Hibernating Mammals BMF9 Cold-Blooded Mammals (Poikilotherms) BMF10 Transmission to Progeny of Adaptations Induced by Low Temperature BMF11 Inheritance of the Effects of Rotation BMF12 Male Lactation BMF13 Asymmetry in the Function of Mammary Glands BMF14 Pressurized, Sealed Suckling Systems BMF15 The Ability of One Mammal to Control the Sexual Functions of Another BMF16 Correlation of Primate Menstruation with Lunar Phase BMF17 The Delayed-Birth Phenomenon BMF18 Polymorphic Sperm in Mammals BMF19 Pregnancy Rates Correlated with Lunar Phase BMF20 Maternal Impressions in Mammals BMF21 Weeping in Mammals BMF22 Sleeplessness in Mammals BMF23 Curious Types of Sleep BMF24 REM Sleep in Mammals BMF25 Big-Bang Reproduction (Semelparity) in Mammals BMF26 Unusual Deaths of Mammals BMF27 Longevity Increased by Radiation and Hunger Sperm Competition Ear Regeneration BMG GENETICS BMG1 Discordances between Phylogenies Established from Visible Traits and Biochemistry BMG2 Closely Related Mammals with Different Chromosome Numbers BMG3 Evolution Rates That Are Much Higher Than Predicted from Genetics BMG4 Unexplained Rapid Evolution in Inbred Mice BMG5 Species with Cells Containing "Alien" Mitochondria BMG6 Paternal Mitochondrial DNA can Be Inherited in Mammals BMG7 Functions of "Knocked-Out" Genes Not Completely Lost BMG8 Armadillo "Identical" Quadruplets Are Not Early Deaths of Clones Oliver Is a Chimp DNA in Food Enters Cells of the Eaters Rabbits Surprisingly Closely Related to Primates Guinea Pigs Are Not Rodents Mammals Coexisted with Dinosaurs ...
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