Why men have beards is a bit of an evolutionary mystery. Could it be because they provide an advantage in combat? Researchers examined facial hair in the UFC to see if this was the case.
Humans share many key traits with domesticated animals, suggesting we have also undergone some domestication in our evolution.
By around 100,000 years ago human height was the tallest it had ever been. However, it has since begun to decrease. What’s up with that?
Humans have a flat face unlike every other member of our family. New research suggests this is due to the fact our face reabsorbs bone as we grow.
Several apes in our family tree mated, spreading around genes in a unique way. The results of this interbreeding are still seen in chimps, gorillas, and us
The 2D:4D digit ratio is supposed to differ between the sexes due to their hormones. However, a group has been found without any sexual dimorphism
Neanderthals closely related to those we mated with have been discovered. Studying their genome has revealed Neanderthal genes in ours we didn’t know about
The classic ascent of man shows our ancestors used to knuckle-walk before they became bipedal. But is this popular image close to reality?
Young primates are often bipedal as they learn to move like a grownup. This shows just how flexible locomotion can be, and how easy it might be to switch.
Many people have an aversion to rotting food. However, a review suggests it may have been an important part of the Paleo diet of our ancestors