A new set of skulls discovered in China provide evidence for a case of ancient interbreeding, showing our relatives were hooking for longer than we knew
Apes have a big body, which is unusual given how much they climb. New research on parkour athletes might shed light on this evolutionary paradox.
Another week goes by, another set of fun facts about our ancestors
For a long time the evidence suggested that lucy was a tree swinger. However, a re-evaluation of shoulders suggest this isn’t the case
Research on cats identifies ways natural selection may be influencing them to become friendlier and more appealing to their human overlords.
Interbreeding between ancient humans, Neanderthals, and Denisovans influenced our ancestor’s genome. They inherited an improved immune system from them.
Some time over the past million years our ancestors began cooking our food. And this was so great our evolution has adapted us to eating the food we cook.
As a PhD student, I do a lot of reading. Some of the stuff I read about is very interesting and gets turned into an article here. Some of it less interesting and will only ever be seen by my supervisor. For the stuff in
What makes food appealing? One evolutionary hang-over that still influences our decision is colour. We inherited our ancestors preference for red food.
The first Europeans migrated into the continent ~1.2 million years ago. Damage to their teeth indicates they used toothpicks to keep them clean.