More than half a million Americans break their wrist every year. It’s one of the most common fractures out there, accounting for 25% of the broken bones in kids. What makes it so vulnerable? Something we’ve all probably done. As you fall you stretch out
Evidence has been found that links socialising to evolutionary success, potentially explaining why our species got big brains.
Homo naledi might have performed the worlds oldest burial. Or they might not. The debate is ongoing, but new finds show that burial can’t be ruled out yet
In their efforts to criticise the evolutionary origins of fire use, intelligent designists have misrepresented the views of both palaeoanthropologists and other intelligent designists.
The first stone tools seem to have been invented whilst our ancestors were cracking nuts. However, the ability to crack nuts wasn’t enough to allow us to make these tools. We had to have had additional abilities.
Although there’s some evidence for an ancient origin of monogamy, the jury is still out. But we can say is that our co-operative breeding was important; particularly having kids help raise their siblings.
Two fossils have been found suffering from cancer, pushing back the earliest incidence of the disease in our ancestors to 2 million years ago.
Homo erectus was the first member of our family to leave Africa. But they only did so because climate change made the environment more habitable for them
Creationists try to break science so they get to be included, but in the process they have to accept silly ideas. Like aliens being demons.
Humans have very little hair, compared to our close primate relatives. This obviously raises questions about why, when, and how humans evolved to be hairless. However, hair doesn’t fossilise because it isn’t made of bone. The resulting lack of information makes it difficult to come