Another week goes by, another set of fun facts about our ancestors
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.
As a PhD student, I do a lot of reading. Some of the stuff I read about is very interesting and gets turned into an article here. Some of it less interesting and will only ever be seen by my supervisor. For the stuff in
What makes food appealing? One evolutionary hang-over that still influences our decision is colour. We inherited our ancestors preference for red food.
The first Europeans migrated into the continent ~1.2 million years ago. Damage to their teeth indicates they used toothpicks to keep them clean.
Humans are really bad for the environment. But just how long we’ve been bad for it can be surprising. As far back as 50,000 years ago, humans arriving in a region has been linked with a lot of the local animals going extinct. However, human
Researchers made parkour athletes jump about, revealing how our early ancestors may have been both bipedal and living in the trees.