A 1.5-million-year-old hominin bone shows signs that the victim was eaten by lions — and humans.
The structure is fully developed in humans, partially developed in chimps, and completely absent in Old World monkeys.
Metaphors like the Great Chain of Being can lead people to misunderstand evolution and humanity’s place in the web of life.
In polarized times, our shared cellular origin can unite us in solidarity and awe — from the embryonic scale to the grandest cosmic perspective.
There were at least eight other human species, some of whom existed for far longer than we have. Who were they?
From the laying out of the body plan to the organization and functioning of our nervous system, cells rule gene expression and make us who and what we are.
Modern memory athletes use this ancient technique to memorize thousands of digits of pi.
In numerous cultures worldwide, women were just as involved in bringing home the prehistoric bacon as their male counterparts.
The fear of deep bodies of water may be evolutionarily ingrained.
On the menu: stews, cheese, and fermented drinks.
You don't have a "reptile brain."
If we manage to avoid a large catastrophe, we are living at the early beginnings of human history.
Evolutionary pressures drove the formation of tribes who encoded their values in myths and symbols. Was this cooperation cursed?
Nobody knows where the word "penguin" comes from.
Left-handed humans were likelier to get stabbed in the heart.
How humans came to feel comfortable among strangers, like those in a café, is an under-explored mystery.
Science isn't synonymous with technology; it's about a way of thinking.
It's more than just a cute habit.
Researchers discovered something modern humans had never before seen—a flashy Neanderthal horn collection.
A new discovery pushes back the origin of these technologies by about 40,000 years.
At least one of Earth's creatures is able to survive the vacuum of space.
This is your brain on work.
Only humans can voluntarily conjure new objects and events in our minds.
Human thinking is antiquated.