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.
Humans are really bad for the environment. But just how long we’ve been bad for it can be surprising. As far back as 50,000 years ago, humans arriving in a region has been linked with a lot of the local animals going extinct. However, human
Researchers made parkour athletes jump about, revealing how our early ancestors may have been both bipedal and living in the trees.
New research suggest ancient humans may have been seafood specialists, eating a lot of crab to survive. But does this hold up to scrutiny?
How far back in time could you go and find a human with an essentially modern brain. Turns out the answer is surprisingly obvious
Researchers found chimps which use more noises to communicate have a larger social network, suggesting the origin of language might be to help us socialise.
Creationists disagreed over what Homo naledi was. However, they never acknowledged the existence of such debate, until now.
Australopithecus sediba has a jaw that makes no evolutionary sense. They ate a lot of tough food, yet it lost the adaptations for doing so its relatives had