We evolved to take a punch in the face, study finds

June 10, 2014 2:07 PM

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That shiner you got from an ill-advised bar fight? Just be thankful it's not a lot worse.

According to a new study from the University of Utah, the human face has evolved to be able to take a good punch. Researchers David R. Carrier and Michael H. Morgan examined the skulls of australopiths, apelike ancestors of humans that went extinct 2 million years ago, and found that their jaws, che...

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