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Mar 4, 2015 01:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
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.
Mar 4, 2015 01:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Newly unearthed remains push back the origin of our genus by an incredible 400,000 years.
Feb 26, 2015 02:45 PM ET // Tia Ghose, LiveScience
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.
Feb 26, 2015 11:15 AM ET
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?
Feb 25, 2015 09:12 AM ET
Aside from the pleasurable feelings that come with it, evolutionarily speaking why do humans have to have sex to keep the species going when it doesn't seem the most efficient way to go?
Jan 28, 2015 01:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
The remains of an ancient Israeli female strongly suggests that Neanderthals and Homo sapiens first met and mated in Israel.
Jan 27, 2015 11:00 AM ET // Jennifer Viegas
The human history plot thickens with the discovery of a new archaic human from Taiwan that might have coexisted and interbred with our species.
Jan 27, 2015 03:48 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Flatulence, diarrhea, rashes and other health issues have been with some humans and their ancestors for up to a million or more years.
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