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Faster Than a Hyena? Running May Make Humans Special

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Science  19 Nov 2004:
Vol. 306, Issue 5700, pp. 1283
DOI: 10.1126/science.306.5700.1283

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Scientists propose that hominids evolved into long-distance runners 2 million years ago to become better scavengers on the African savanna.