It's time to talk about toes. How did we end up with our strange, stubby, utilitarian feet?
New fossil discoveries continue to push the known boundaries of human evolution.
Scientific studies can yield results that are often unexpected, occasionally shocking and every now and again just downright weird.
The history of actual Hobbit humans is like a page out of a J.R.R. Tolkien novel.
Is there an evolutionary reason why we seem to prefer a nice hot meal to something cold? Why, yes, there is! And it has to do with the birth of fire, and the energy boost we got from cooking our food.
Our teeth contain the hardest mineral in the human body -- enamel. What is it, why is it so tough, and how did we get it? A fierce mini-predator from the long-ago deep may hold the answer that last question.
Our earliest ancestors were more like a slow furry loris than an imposing King Kong, suggests a new primate fossil found in Spain.
Red meat may cause cancer, a study reported this week. But didn’t we evolve to eat it?
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