Chimps seem to learn from each other, producing a unique culture in each group. New research challenges this, saying behaviours is just invented each time.
Examining tooth growth indicates Neanderthals grew up faster than humans. However, new fossils reveal that they would actually grow up at the human rate.
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
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.
Human-neanderthal interbreeding introduced a lot of Neanderthal DNA into humans, but why did none of it go the other way? It may have after all.
Evidence of Neanderthal interbreeding introducing human genes into Neanderthals was limited. New fossils from Germany confirm that it actually did happen.
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