Research on which paw cats prefer to use reveals females end to be right-handed, males left-handed. More importantly, these discoveries challenge many hypotheses we had about why hand preferences might evolve.
All apes walk on the whole sole of their foot. New research suggests this unique posture may be an adaptation for fighting by giving us a more stable foundation.
Neanderthals DNA has been recovered from individuals who lived after humans arrived in the region. Despite this, they lack signs of human DNA suggesting these Neanderthals avoided mating with us.
Humans have a smaller face and jaw than our ancestors. Despite this, it turns out we have a stronger bite than them. However, new research suggests this may be an evolutionary accident.
Humans are really good at dealing with heat, thanks in part we sweat really well. New research suggests this ability initially evolved in our common ancestor with chimps.
Macaques are the second most successful primate species on the planet (after humans). New research reveals the secret to their success is that more females survive to adulthood. Could something similar explain human success?
The Neanderthal extinction has often been explained by innate differences between our species. However, new research suggests our success may have been due to circumstance rather than birth.
Creationists have been arguing that students need to be taught “the controversy” of evolution. That the theory has weaknesses that should be taught. Now, they claim there’s evidence that teaching these weaknesses helps students.
Beards are typically ranked as attractive, but is this always the case? New research finds that face shape influences how attractive a beard is, with some faces being more attractive without one.
There are many differences between us and other apes. One is our love for eating meat. But just how old is that love? Which of our ancestors was the first meat eater?