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20 May 2011

How to deliver a real punch

The human ability to stand on two legs may have developed because it improved males' ability to fight, a new study suggests.

The human ability to stand on two legs may have developed because it improved males' ability to fight, a new study suggests.

"The results of this study are consistent with the hypothesis that our ancestors adopted bipedal posture so that males would be better at beating and killing each other when competing for females," biology professor David Carrier said in a university news release.

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