Macaques use rocks as hammers and anvils to crack open shellfish. But they’re so good at it these tool using monkeys are driving their prey extinct
Researchers have developed a new method for studying evolution in humans. It reveals that natural selection has been purifying our genome
Fire can keep us nice and warm but it’s also bright, noisy, and needs attention. So on balance, does it help us sleep or keep us awake?
Macaques have had their environment changed by humans.But they’ve adapted to their new surroundings, inventing new tools to better exploit the environment
Another week, another bunch of cool discoveries about our ancestors. Here are the highlights. Remmeber, you can get these live by following me on twitter or facebook. Plus some general complaints about academia, for balance. If you want to read this paper about Aboriginal Australians
Many people have an aversion to rotting food. However, a review suggests it may have been an important part of the Paleo diet of our ancestors
Chimps become independent a lot sooner than humans. Despite this, they still stick around with their family for a long time. What’s up with that?
The size of the Neanderthal population at the time humans arrived in Europe is debated. New evidence indicates they were actually doing quite well.
Homo naledi has a mixture of archaic and more derived traits. New research has found that there are even more modern-like traits than we thought.
The classic image of our ancestors is living in a stone age cave. But what was it really like in the underground homes of hominins?