We are still new at this.
Virtually all the statistical methods researchers commonly use assume potential mating partners decide who they will have children with based on a roll of the dice.
Cooperation was the first technology.
An increase in genetic regulatory elements explains how modern humans evolved bigger brains than other hominins.
We got lucky with our evolutionary history.
The same brain differences that contribute to left-handedness also contribute to psychotic disorders. But there's a bright side.
There were many other species of human on the planet. Svante Pääbo discovered one of them.
The monsoon rains were not always so reliable.
Just as human beings diversified so that people in Asia look different from people in Europe, so too did their microbiomes.
Was our distant ancestor a biped or not – i.e., human or not human?
One tiny change might have made a huge difference.
Despite the fact that both species shared a similarly large neocortex, scientists still have many questions about how closely the function of their brains resembled our own.
Thanks to genetics and improving nutrition, denizens of the Western Balkans have surpassed the Dutch in height.
Nietzsche both wished he was as stupid as a cow so he wouldn’t have to contemplate existence, and pitied cows for being so stupid that they couldn’t contemplate existence.
Fossils of Australopithecus in a South African cave are one million years older than previously thought. This challenges the consensus that humans first evolved in East Africa.
Science doesn't fit neatly into ideology.
Shame is a powerful tool that must be used with care.
The simulation gave researchers some of the first concrete data linking climate change to human evolution and speciation.