Neanderthals http://iowapublicradio.org en You Have Neanderthal Genes http://iowapublicradio.org/post/you-have-neanderthal-genes <p>For our weekly news buzz program, we get a review of the pending U.S. farm bill that is moving through Congress, how businesses are dealing with the Affordable Care Act, modern humans have a surprising amount of genes that come from Neanderthals, an important piece of art is returning to Iowa, a new &nbsp;smartphone app designed in Iowa with which users can hear and see how to pronounce certain foreign language sounds, and we hear from a couple mayors of towns on this year’s RAGBRAI route.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 19:06:27 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Ben Stanton 35620 at http://iowapublicradio.org You Have Neanderthal Genes How Humans Tolerate Cold Weather http://iowapublicradio.org/post/how-humans-tolerate-cold-weather <p>Humans developed in warm climates, but eventually our ancestors made their way into colder and more inhospitable regions.&nbsp; Host Ben Kieffer talks with physiologist <a href="http://clas.uiowa.edu/hhp/people/kevin-kregel">Kevin Kregel</a> and anthropologist <a href="http://clas.uiowa.edu/anthropology/people/robert-g-franciscus">Robert Franciscus</a> of the University of Iowa about how humans have acclimated to cold and challenging environments.</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 20:51:15 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Sarah Boden 32939 at http://iowapublicradio.org How Humans Tolerate Cold Weather Franco-German Relations & Neanderthals http://iowapublicradio.org/post/franco-german-relations-neanderthals <div>50 years ago the French and Germans signed the Élysée Treaty, which&nbsp; ended centuries of hostile rivalry between the two nations, ushering in a new era of cooperation and friendship.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Host Ben Kieffer discuss Franco-German relations in the 21st Century with French Ambassador to the United States <a href="http://www.ambafrance-us.org/spip.php?rubrique95" target="_blank">François M. Thu, 07 Feb 2013 23:22:03 +0000 Ben Kieffer 14637 at http://iowapublicradio.org Franco-German Relations & Neanderthals