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Apr 13, 2016 05:27 AM ET
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?
Apr 12, 2016 03:31 PM ET // AFP
Havoc caused by sexually transmitted diseases convinced our ancestors it would be better to mate for life. Continue reading →
Apr 12, 2016 12:06 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Similar to how migrating Europeans spread disease to Native Americans, it appears that humans from Africa spread disease to Native Europeans and Asians.
Apr 8, 2016 02:30 PM ET // Bianca Nogrady, ABC Science Online
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.
Apr 6, 2016 04:41 AM ET
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.
Mar 30, 2016 01:00 PM ET // Discovery News
New excavations at an Indonesian cave introduce more mystery into the demise of Hobbit humans.
Mar 30, 2016 01:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
What led to the demise of Hobbit humans? Our own species is among the suspects.
Mar 29, 2016 05:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
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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