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Human beings are commonly referred to individually as persons or people and collectively as man, mankind, humanity, or the human race, while humans is used both for the collective and for individuals.
Humans have the highest brain to body mass ratio of all large animals (Dolphins have the second highest; sharks have the highest for a fish; and octopuses have the highest for an invertebrate).
The closest surviving animal to humans is the chimpanzee; the second closest the gorilla and the third the orangutan.
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Human fur is colored by two natural dyes, red and fl, which gives it a range of color from nearly white, through many shades of brown and red, to pure fl.
Human females tend to be 66% the mass, and 90% the height of males.
Human touch sensitivity is moderately acute, though the majority of such sensory nerves are concentrated on the hands and on the face.
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 Portable human height measuring device - Patent 6847586
The portable human height measuring device according to claim 1 wherein said the height measurement can be announced via a voice synthesizer mounted on the crown of the cap based on a selected language, this capability enables a visually impaired person to measure his or her own height.
The portable human height measuring device according to claim 1 wherein said the height measurement and the date of the measurement can be printed out via a mini printer mounted on the crown of the cap, this data could be collected over time to calculate a person's growth rate.
The height of the person being measured is the distance from the cap visor to the ground measured by the ultrasonic sensor, plus the height of the cap crown.
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 The New Atlantis - A Journal of Technology and Society
Height enhancement is more like facelifts, breast augmentation, and liposuction in the sense that it will not pass down to the children of those who are treated.
While the decision to pursue height enhancement is driven by the desire to help one’s child flourish, the aspiration for taller offspring conveys dissatisfaction with the healthy child’s normal capacity for growth.
Even though the parental motivation for height enhancement is to avoid the disadvantages of their child’s shortness, the attempt to modify the child’s non-disabling trait nevertheless feeds the child’s worry that his parents find him flawed and deficient.
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Height is also attained from growth of the spine, and conversely to women's longer leg ratio, men have a longer torso ratio.
, or stature, is the height of a human being.
Height generally varies little between people compared to other anthropometric measures, usually exceptional height (variance from the average of around 20%) is due to gigantism or dwarfism, but height normally falls within a certain range known as a normal distribution (bell curve).
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 Human - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Human children are born after a nine-month gestation period, and are typically 3–4 kilograms (6–9 pounds) in weight and 50–60 centimeters (20–24 inches) in height in developed countries.
Human evolution is characterized by a number of important physiological trends, including the expansion of the brain cavity and brain itself, which is typically 1,400 cm³ in volume, over twice that of a chimpanzee or gorilla.
Humanism is a philosophy which defines a socio-political doctrine the bounds of which are not constrained by those of locally developed cultures, but which seeks to include all of humanity and all issues common to human beings.
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 Human height - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The study of human growth is known as auxology.
The remainder of height consists of the cranium.
The reasons for this association appear to include that height serves as a biomarker of nutritional status or general mental and physical health during development, that common genetic factors may influence both height and intelligence, and that both height and intelligence are affected by adverse early environmental exposures.
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 Scientists find 'fingerprint' of human activities in recent tropopause height changes
Earlier research has shown that increases in the height of the tropopause over the past two decades are directly linked to stratospheric ozone depletion and increased greenhouse gases.
Smaller tropopause height increases over the first half of the 20th century are largely caused by natural variations in volcanic aerosols and solar irradiance.
The model results reveal the key drivers of recent tropopause height increases -- human-caused changes in well-mixed greenhouse gases and stratospheric ozone -- act primarily through warming of the troposphere (greenhouse gases) and cooling of the lower stratosphere (ozone).
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Intensive scientific research also proved that most young adults can still have three different types of growth to increase their height by a few more inches even after the bones in their lower body have become ossified (commonly known as "bone plate is fused").
This is because besides the length of the femur bone (thighbone), shinbone, and other bones in the lower body, the length of the spinal column in the upper body also significantly contributes to human height (about 35% of the total height).
Human spinal column consists of 33 separate bone segments known as vertebrae held together by ligaments (tough and fibrous tissue).
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 Human Variance Anthropometrics
Human Factors Model > Human Variance > Anthropometrics - 2 of 4
We learned in the previous section that there are individual differences in human characteristics and that these follow a normal distribution.
You may have heard the expression "to design for the 5th percentile female to the 95th percentile male." This means that for the selected anthropometric measure, such as height, the lower limit of our range is the height of a 5th percentile female and the upper limit is the height of a 95th percentile male.
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 The future of human height - Realms of Fantasy :: Community Forums
Height levels have also gone up and down during the centuries, depending on conditions--famines and so on.
Height is an adaptation towards hot climates; very hot, on Earth, seems to evolve a preference for tall, thin people with smaller heads and long limbs--skin color is optional.
According to another theory (Punctuated Equilibrium), the height change could happen rapidly, but it would involve an isolated population under extreme stress--a stress so bad that only the very tall survived long enough to create offspring and all the shorties died.
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 NOSSA, National Organization of Short Statured Adults
The treatment may be physically and emotionally harmful, and at most, the child may gain between 1 and 1½,” if any extra height is gained at all.
To treat the fourteen to twenty thousand children in the U.S. who suffer with classic growth hormone deficiency (for whom treatment is based on a medical need) the cost would be approximately $182 million annually.
With the FDA now deeming girls with a predicted height of 4’11” and boys with a predicted height of 5’3,” eligible for hGH treatment, the number of potential treatment candidates jumps to 1.7 million children at an annual cost (i.e.
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 Don't Want No Short Short Man!!: Human Height Variation
Height demonstrates this, and vice-versa with women (we do not claim, of course, that these are necessarily the conscious thoughts people have, but they can hold true nonetheless).
This is an interesting aspect of height, because though society says height is good as far as power, respect, intelligence, etc., society says that women should be shorter for their male counterparts.
If height yields power, money and status, then it makes sense that the trait which causes a person to receive these rewards would be passed on evolutionarily.
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 ScienceDaily: Scientists Find 'Fingerprint' Of Human Activities In Recent Tropopause Height Changes
Human Osteology, Second Edition is designed for students and professionals who wish to advance their osteological skills in terms of accurately identifying human skeletal remains, however isolated...
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Genes VIII changed the approach to begin with the sequence of the human and other genomes and starts with complete coverage of recent advances in genomics.
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 Gene Expression: On height
On the one hand, Masai genes might truly favor allocating nutrition to increased height (for better cooling), strength, and quick reflexes (for going after lions with spears), while Chinese genes may restrict bodily development to feed the brain sufficiently for the abstract thinking that is needed by merchants and mandarins.
Probably there is also a maximum height and a target body form set by genetics, and this can vary to adapt populations to extreme conditions.
It's also pertinent to note that height discrimination does apply to women as much as to men - however, because of the inferior social status generally conferred on women (even today) it has less of an impact on their lives - i.e.
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 Dienekes' Anthropology Blog: Genes for human height
Genetic linkage of human height is confirmed to 9q22 and Xq24
Abstract Human height is an important and heritable trait.
In particular, our three consecutive whole genome studies are uniquely valuable as they represent the first practical (rather than simulated) example of how significant increase in sample size may improve linkage detection for human complex traits.
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 Epistasis between Loci on Chromosomes 2 and 6 Influences Human Height -- Liu et al. 91 (10): 3821 -- Journal of ...
Epistasis between Loci on Chromosomes 2 and 6 Influences Human Height -- Liu et al.
Context: Human height is a typical and important complex trait,
the genetic architecture of human height and contributed to
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Intensive scientific research and more than a decade of experiments also proved that most young adults can still increase their height by a few more inches even after the growth plates in their lower bodies have fused (commonly known as "fused bone plates").
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Other than that your height is pretty much decided by a roll of the genetic dice.
Thankfully, my son has a projected height of well over 6ft so its not something I really have to consider beyond its application as interesting debate fodder.
If you think you're being shut out because of your height, the only choice you have is to change your perspective on things, and from there, change hers.
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 Growing Taller Experiments by college students- Free height increase and grow taller tips
That's the same concept to levitation as performed by Criss Angel.; to Michael Jordan & Lance Armstrong who each won 6 world championships; to human beings who frequently have wet dreams at night b/c their aggressive desire has taken over the mind to trigger the force of ejaculation.
Ryan’s (aka Sky) goal is to grow taller and to find a universal method that anyone 18 to 50 years of age may possibly increase their height.
Sky had an option between the shin bone and backbone – he chose to research about the shin bone first.
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contributes to human height (about 35% of the total height).
the spinal column and directly influences the height.
Mentally retarded children were shown to improve significantly in height, weight, health states, social living abilities, and
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 Alpha GPC - Growth Height Hormone Human Increase, Growth Hormone Human Increase   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
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