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The Human Strain

We used to live on a planet with other thinking, two-legged beings, and that could inform us about intelligence in the universe

May 30, 2018 — Caleb A. Scharf

This Island Earth

One planet, modified by life, racing into the future. Our species should gear up

April 25, 2018 — Caleb A. Scharf

Broken Bones Hint at Earlier Human Arrival in the Americas

Mastodon bones and shattered stones suggest humans were migrating to the Americas some 100,000 years earlier than currently thought. Nature Video explores this controversial find. This video was reproduced with permission and was first published on April 26, 2017...

April 26, 2017 — Nature Video
Is Zika How Humanity Ends?

Is Zika How Humanity Ends?

Probably not, but pathogens that damage brains may earn a special place in cosmic hell

May 11, 2016 — Caleb A. Scharf
De Loys’ Ape and what to do with it

De Loys’ Ape and what to do with it

Purely because the time feels about right, I thought I’d post an excerpt from the cryptozoology-themed book that John Conway, Memo Kosemen and myself published last year – Cryptozoologicon Volume I (Conway et al...

July 17, 2014 — Darren Naish

A Good Man is Hard to Find, So Here’s an (Evolutionary) Tip

We’re herd animals... especially the female members of our species when it comes to their dating instincts. That’s the conclusion one might reasonably draw from the results of a new study in press at the journal Human Nature...

July 15, 2014 — Jesse Bering

Genes and Race: The Distant Footfalls of Evidence

A review of Nicholas Wade’s book, “A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race and Human History“. In this book NYT science writer Nicholas Wade advances two simple premises: firstly, that we should stop looking only toward culture as a determinant of differences between populations and individuals, and secondly, that those who claim that race is only a [...]..

May 13, 2014 — Ashutosh Jogalekar
Debate Flares over Identity of Celebrated Human Fossils

Debate Flares over Identity of Celebrated Human Fossils

CALGARY--In 2010 paleoanthropologists announced to great fanfare that they had recovered from a South African cave two partial skeletons of a previously unknown member of the human family that lived nearly two million years ago...

April 17, 2014 — Kate Wong
The Most Fascinating Human Evolution Discoveries of 2013

The Most Fascinating Human Evolution Discoveries of 2013

Wow. Ive just spent the last couple days going through the paleoanthropology news that broke in 2013 and I must say it was a banner year. There were so many exciting new findings that bear on scientists understanding of just about every chapter of humanitys seven-million-year sagafrom our ancestors first upright steps to the peopling [...]..

January 1, 2014 — Kate Wong
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