The Origins of Language

The Origins of Language

The Neanderthals may be a greater part of modern humanity than previously thought, developing as part of humanity instead of being a precursor to humanity, which still leaves open the question of when did modern humanity acquire the traits that define us a human and...
White and Black

White and Black

Few human characteristics have caused as much conflict as skin colour, but what is the evolutionary driver for the colour of our skin? Researchers studying vitamin D have found that not only is the vitamin essential to staying alive it may also be the reason some...
What Makes Us Human

What Makes Us Human

As we search for the essence of ‘what makes us human’ researchers are focusing on the development of language as the clearly defining trait that sets us apart from apes – but in doing so researchers in Japan have stumbled upon some fascinating findings about ape...