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.
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.
What makes food appealing? One evolutionary hang-over that still influences our decision is colour. We inherited our ancestors preference for red food.
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?
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
Primates are rarely fat and smart. Yet humans are. It turns out ground-based animals can do both, so might our bellies have evolved when we left the trees?