Ancient teeth from Italy suggest that the arrival of modern humans in Western Europe coincided with the demise of Neanderthals.
Neanderthals may have gone extinct because anatomically modern humans used fire to cook their food, meaning they could get by on fewer resources.
The prominence of the chin may simply be a side effect of the rest of the face evolving to be smaller.
A woman dies five days after taking title of world's oldest human (must have been the stress). But what does the future hold for longevity?
The very first human dates to at least 2.3 million years ago, a new study concludes, suggesting that the origins of our genus could go back 3 million years ago.
Newly unearthed remains push back the origin of our genus by an incredible 400,000 years.
A single gene may have paved the way for the rise of human intelligence by dramatically increasing the number of brain cells found in a key brain region.
Some of us are tall, some of us short, some just average height. Clearly, save the occasional exception, our species seems to have hit a height, er, ceiling? What keeps us from being fee-fi-fo-fumming giants?
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