Persistence hunting is a technique our ancestors may have used to hunt. But it also costs a lost of energy. New research investigates whether it is worth it
Homo naledi is the most recent species to join the human family. And since its discovery a couple of years ago it seems to be doing its best to mess up our understanding of that family. Notably, it looks quite old, but it isn’t. A
New research suggests the power to detect if someone has a disease with their nose alone. But does this work hold up to scrutiny?
Prehistoric cannibalism was a surprisingly common behaviour. But why did our ancestors do it? New research suggests it wasn’t because they were hungry.
Our family was using pigments before they made cave art. What could they have been doing? Some think it they were using them as makeup.
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
Research has claimed that humans have an innate drive for violence. A drive influenced by our territoriality. But why are humans like that? Because of fish
Humans gained many new traits over the course of our evolution. However, not all of them were beneficial. New research identifies genes linked with schizophrenia and autism that developed over the course of human evolution. In fact, they may have appeared late in the game;
Cooking could have given us the energy to evolve big brains. But the difference between the invention of fire and our brains growth reveals this is false
Over the course of human brain evolution our noggin has become more bloodthirsty. Literally. It needs more blood than would be expected given its size.