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5 Possible Ways Humans Can Evolve In The Future, According to Scientists

What would humans of the future look like with continuing evolution?

Charles Darwin formulated the Theory of Evolution more than 150 years ago. According to scientists, humans really haven’t stopped evolving. This means that humans of the future might look far different from humans of today with continuing evolution. How will future humans look?

Assuming the civilization will continue on for about 200,000 more years, there are theories as to how humans will look like or what characteristics they have by then. Here are five possible ways humans can evolve in the future.

#1. Monoethnicity

Modern society now welcomes different culture as there are more of the mixing of ethnicities.

If the mixing continues, it is expected that humans will no longer have a specific ethnicity and will not bear the characteristics particular to one group.

Instead, the future humans will have all mixed ethnicities. And as comedian Russell Peters said, everyone in the future will look “beige.”

#2. Greater height

For the past two centuries, human height has not ceased to grow. Human height has grown by 10 cm over the last 150 years.

With the availability of advanced nutrition, human height is expected to continue to grow.

Source: James Emery

Famine is no longer a problem and other countries already have a solution for it. The more people will eat, the more energy they have to grow.

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#3. Muscle atrophy

With modern technology, anything can be done with less work. Humans could become physically weak as they become more dependent on machinery to do the work. The entire species could grow weaker.

The less the future generations find physical strength to be useful, the less likely it will be needed.

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Muscle atrophy is also possible in a scenario where humans will be moving out of Earth and into space.

Daily activities will then require less physical strength from people. As a result, muscle mass will eventually be lost.

#4. Loss hair

A majority of human body hair has already been lost and it’s likely that the future generation will become balder overtime. For some people, being bald is attractive.

For women, they are considered to be sexy if they have less hair.

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This then paves way to theories that females will eventually have no hair on their body. Also, humans now have modern heating devices and of course, air conditioning units for cooling, which decreases the need for body hair.

Although hair is expected to be mostly absent, future humans may use it as a factor to select a mate.

#5. Climate change survival

Climate change has been gradually taking a toll on Earth and as it continues, it could have an effect on how human race will look like in the near future. With global warming, the planet’s ice caps will melt and there will be a rise in the sea level.

Humans could develop appendages that will help them adapt to the changing world.

With climate change’s effects, pretty soon humans would need to survive living mostly in water.

That’s where webbed hands or feet come into the picture.

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Doctors Bullying Nurses Is A Sad And Terrifying Epidemic

Nurses deserve respect, too.

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Within an eight to twelve-hour shift, nurses deal with a lot of problems - emergencies, patient concerns, issues with other hospital departments, and probably their own personal troubles, to name a few. And, as if those are not enough loads for a nurse to carry, here comes patients and relatives who rudely treat nurses. The thing is, even other healthcare professionals treat nurses poorly - even doctors do.

Sadly, a significant number of doctors are bullies and such bullying culture places nurses and patients at risk. Stories of doctors berating nurses, screaming profanities at them, and even physically assaulting them at times have been circulating on the internet, in the news, and in the hospital break rooms. Sure, nurses don't always fight back, but the effect that such kind of treatment and behavior has on them and on patients affect the quality of care delivered.

An article published on Slate revealed just how massive a problem is nurse bullying. A survey conducted by the Institute for Safe Medical Practices in 2013 shows that in the year prior, 87% of nurses came across doctors who were "reluctant or refused to answer questions or return calls," while 74% received “condescending or demeaning comments or insults.” About 42% answered that they have experienced being shamed and humiliated by doctors, or had malicious rumors spread about them. Another 26% of nurses responded that physicians have thrown objects at them.

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The Story of Kolmanskop, Former Diamond Mine and Now Ghost Town in the Namib Desert

The town has long since said goodbye to its glory days.

Ghost towns may be creepy, but they always have good stories to tell. Case in point, the Kolmanskop in the middle of the Namib desert in South Africa. Here, no humans can be found, only decrepit houses partly swallowed by the sand. They are witnesses to a once thriving town.

The story goes that in 1908, railway worker Zacharias Lewala, while shoveling in the desert, noticed a sparkling stone. Convinced the stone was a diamond, Lewala decided to show his discovery to his supervisor, German railway inspector August Stauch, for confirmation.

Kolmanskop is located in the middle of the Namib desert in South Africa.

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Here’s Why You Should Eat And Not Discard Your Eggshells

Don’t discard them; eat them instead!

Most people eat the eggs and throw away the eggshells without thinking about eating it. After all, having to think about eating eggshells might gross some people out. But science has found eggshells are nutritious and they are great sources of calcium. According to a 2003 review, eggshells have been found to have a number of good properties, especially when they are ground to become powder.

For instance, an animal study has shown the positive effect eggshell powder has on bone density in postmenopausal osteoporosis. It was also stated that the bioavailability of calcium was the same as or much better than the food-grade purified calcium carbonate.

Eggshells contain 95% of calcium carbonate and so they are good for bone and teeth health. The International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition says that half an eggshell is enough to provide the recommended daily calcium intake. Eggshells cannot be eaten straight up though after breaking the eggs. To make it work, they will still need to be pulverized – this is an important step in eating eggshells.

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