How Alexandre Lacassagne, the “French Sherlock Holmes,” solved a grisly crime at the dawn of forensic anthropology.
A new study suggests that changes to the head and teeth seen in our early human ancestors could have occurred before cooking—thanks to the invention of chopping raw meat.
Reproduction seems so obvious to us now. Even if we don’t know the details, we know about the birds and the bees. For humans and an overwhelming number of other species, both female and male contribute stuff that, together, transmogrifies into babies. These days we take our understanding of the baby-making process so much for granted that it’s amusing to look back at the intellectual struggles of early …
New research suggests that depression risk, smoking addiction, and other health and cognitive traits may be partially shaped by the Neanderthal DNA that persists in modern humans.