Awash in fresh insights, scientists have had to revise virtually every chapter of the human story
The latest molecular analyses and fossil finds suggest that the story of human evolution is far more complex—and more interesting—than anyone imagined
Swings between wet and dry landscapes pushed some of our ancestors toward modern traits—and killed off others
A graphical tour of our evolutionary advantages starts with anatomy
Many kinds of archaic humans walked the planet at the same time. How did Homo sapiens come to be the last species standing?
A radical new take on human evolution adds a large dose of luck to the usual story emphasizing the importance of our forebears' ability to make tools
Coupling up might have been the best move our ancestors ever made
Our ability to cooperate in large societies has deep evolutionary roots in the animal kingdom
The capacity to engage in shared tasks such as hunting large game and building cities may be what separated modern humans from our primate cousins
We asked scientists for their views on the evolution of our species
For the first time in the history of our species, we are never alone and never bored. Have we lost something fundamental about being human?
For 30,000 years our species has been changing remarkably quickly. And we're not done yet
New fossil and archaeological finds, along with insights from genetics, are upending the story of our origins
Promiscuity, polygamy, monogamy—over the course of millions of years, humans and their primate relatives have tried nearly every possible mating arrangement
Our species is still changing. What will become of it?
More proof of recent and rapid human evolution
A 50-year-old discovery revolutionized our view of human evolution
New ideas about human evolution reveal just how unique Homo sapiens are
Psychologist/primatologist Michael Tomasello explains