Humans spend 20% of their energy budget on their brain. However, whilst we might be an expensive ape, other primates have costlier brains.
How social were prehistoric humans? Neanderthals seem to have remained isolated, but humans were different. We got to know their neighbours
Studying the day to day life of Neanderthals is difficult because we don’t have high-resolution data. But careful soot analysis changes that!
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.