Over the past 4 million years our mouth changed a lot, but the speed and scope of this change has been unknown. New research sheds light on this mystery.
In some parts of human evolution the number of human species decreases. Research suggests this is due to missing data, and there’s more species out there.
The Toba supervolcano was the largest explosion on earth for the past 25 million years. How much of an impact did this really have on humans?
The human face is unique in our lineage, lacking the pronounced brow ridges present in other species. New research claims to have figured out why this is.
One of the more unusual Neanderthal features is a very large nose. Although many explanations for it have been proposed, none have held water. Until now.
The human hand seems to have evolved along a different path to our ape relatives. New research sheds light on why this may have happened, suggesting our unique hand evolved to smash!
African footprints from 700,000 years ago reveal early humans butchered a hippo together as a family, with children as young as 6 months old taking part.
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.
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.