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From: Skin Deep

Our Solar-Powered Evolution

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Did natural selection favor darker skin tones? Professor Nina Jablonski never believed that cancer could have an effect on the evolution of skin color, and new research may prove her right.

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Skin color both unites and divides us. For centuries, it has been used as a marker of race, but groundbreaking research is changing the way we see ourselves, and each other. Join anthropologist Nina Jablonski and scientists around the world as they uncover the intricate relationship between our pigment and our environment. We reveal how the world's sepia rainbow of skin color is an adaptation to the sun's UV rays and our diet. Exposing the fact, that in a time of mass migration, we must address the mismatches between our color and our new surroundings.

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