What would happen if humans had flat feet?
The transversal arch, absent in modern-day gorillas and chimpanzees, developed in humans around 3.4 million year ago
How smart were our ancestors? Turns out the answer isn’t in brain size, but blood flow
Skulls hold clues to intelligence, says this physiology professor
Botswana is humanity’s ancestral home, claims major study – well, actually …
Mitochondrial DNA comes almost only ever from mothers, so the story of its inheritance is much simpler than the histories of other genes
Global environmental change alters grasslands
Grasslands store 30 per cent of the world's carbon making them crucial in combating climate change
How much evidence is enough to declare a new species of human from a Philippines cave site?
There is no reason to expect human evolution to have been any different to the evolution of other animals
Signs of butchery in the Siwalik Hills of India 2.6 million years ago make the story of human evolution more intriguing than ever
`It is perfectly possible that Homo genus evolved in Asia'
Bernard A Wood is University Professor of Human Origins at the Centre for Advanced Study of Human Paleobiology, George Washington University, USA.…
Here’s how genetics helped crack the history of human migration
Humans evolved in Africa, spread across the world, and then it gets messy. Luckily advances in genetic sequencing have helped …