Primate nails like ours first popped up on the evolutionary timeline some 55 million years ago, on a tiny lemur-like creature. What made them a better option than claws?
Havoc caused by sexually transmitted diseases convinced our ancestors it would be better to mate for life. Continue reading →
Similar to how migrating Europeans spread disease to Native Americans, it appears that humans from Africa spread disease to Native Europeans and Asians.
The disappearance of the Neanderthal Y chromosome from modern humans may be due to genetic incompatibilities that led to miscarriages, suggests the first-ever analysis of the male Neanderthal sex chromosome.
Have you ever tried to outrun a cheetah? It's a safe bet you lost, right? You could out-endure a cheetah, though, so take heart! Here's why humans traded speed and strength for endurance.
New excavations at an Indonesian cave introduce more mystery into the demise of Hobbit humans.
What led to the demise of Hobbit humans? Our own species is among the suspects.
Protein-based Paleo diets aren’t for everyone, suggests research that finds some people are actually hardwired to stick to veggies.
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