By around 100,000 years ago human height was the tallest it had ever been. However, it has since begun to decrease. What’s up with that?
Humans have a flat face unlike every other member of our family. New research suggests this is due to the fact our face reabsorbs bone as we grow.
Several apes in our family tree mated, spreading around genes in a unique way. The results of this interbreeding are still seen in chimps, gorillas, and us
The 2D:4D digit ratio is supposed to differ between the sexes due to their hormones. However, a group has been found without any sexual dimorphism
Learning from each other is a key part of human success. Language helps with teaching now, but was it enough of a force in the past to influence evolution?
Damage to bones indicates our ancestors were eating meat more than 3 mya. However, it turns out crocodiles can cause similar damage, challenging this
Humans spend 20% of their energy budget on their brain. However, whilst we might be an expensive ape, other primates have costlier brains.
New research on prehistoric cave art sites has shown the artists sought out areas with specific acoustic properties, perhaps linked to music in these caves
Neanderthals closely related to those we mated with have been discovered. Studying their genome has revealed Neanderthal genes in ours we didn’t know about
The classic ascent of man shows our ancestors used to knuckle-walk before they became bipedal. But is this popular image close to reality?