Sleepwalking is the result of a survival mechanism gone awry
How footprints trapped in time unlocked a mystery of early hominids
Why do fear, cold and sublime feelings all provoke the same response in our skin?
Billionaires say they’ll end disease: evolution says otherwise
The future is mixed-race
Chomsky, Wolfe and me
How we evolved from drunken monkeys to boozy humans
Reason might be our puppet master but only after emotions tug on the strings
Unified theory of evolution
Anthropology is far from licking the problem of fossil ages
Is God a silverback?
David P Barash
The link between language and cognition is a red herring
Frans de Waal
Disgust made us human
Avan Judd Stallard
The reason we like the tidy feelings of home is evolutionary
How the orchestra is arranged by the biology of the brain
Virtual fossils revolutionise the study of human evolution
Human evolution is more a muddy delta than a branching tree
Symmetry is crucial to biology: a Q & A with Robert Trivers
Why can’t blindfolded people walk in a straight line? It’s a scientific mystery
Midnight at the oasis
Our existence is both cosmically trivial and linked to everything that ever was
Can a tiny slice of mouse brain help us understand the complex human mind?
Our divided brains are far more complex and remarkable than a left/right split
Last hominin standing
Do higher-pitched voices put women at a disadvantage?
Playing distracts us from many vital activities. Why did we evolve to love it?
From Tarzan to Tanzania – how a dream of living with animals changed primatology
Julie Guthman & Becky Mansfield