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Nov 18, 2015 02:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
The history of actual Hobbit humans is like a page out of a J.R.R. Tolkien novel.
Nov 10, 2015 11:36 AM ET
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.
Nov 2, 2015 12:09 PM ET
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.
Oct 29, 2015 02:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Our earliest ancestors were more like a slow furry loris than an imposing King Kong, suggests a new primate fossil found in Spain.
Oct 26, 2015 07:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Red meat may cause cancer, a study reported this week. But didn’t we evolve to eat it?
Oct 23, 2015 01:10 PM ET
What's not fun about being able to hear? Good music, good conversation, the din of construction near your house. OK, maybe not that last one. But overall hearing's pretty great. How did we develop it?
Oct 15, 2015 12:00 PM ET // Talal Al-Khatib
Our ancestors slept about as many hours a night as we do, though their sleep quality was likely better.
Sep 25, 2015 02:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Our ancestors apparently had a lot to say 2 million years ago, even if they said it quietly.
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