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Yes, humans are still evolving. Here's how you can tell.

Even more evidence that we’re continuing to change.
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It's a common misconception that humans evolved from apes. In fact, we both evolved from a common ancestor—and we're both still evolving.

The nice thing about bacteria is that they multiply really fast. This is inconvenient if they happen to infect, but useful if you want to see how evolution works. Put antibiotics on a Petri dish with enough bacteria, and a few days later you’ll find that a lone bacterium—one that happened to be resistant to the drug's effects—is now recolonizing the plate. It’s natural selection in action.

The reality is that every single living

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