Over a dozen skeletons of an unknown, early Homo species found

Earlier this week, I Pressed this article. And now: an entire new Homo species. Just goes to show that there’s still a lot we don’t know about how our species came to be, exactly. What is evident though is that our evolution has been going on longer and more diverse than was previously thought. Homo […]

Humans aren’t so special after all: The fuzzy evolutionary boundaries of Homo sapiens

It shouldn’t really come as a surprise that humans aren’t so different from our closest relatives. After all, evolution doesn’t create sharply defined edges between species. Over time, populations diverge slowly until they differ enough that we label them as a different species. Exciting new evidence of Neanderthals and Homo Erectus creating abstract patterns reveals […]

Did natural selection make the Dutch the tallest people on the planet?

An interesting article that should serve as a reminder that natural selection is still very much at work on our species, arguments from creationists notwithstanding. New study shows that taller men in the Netherlands tend to have more children Source: Did natural selection make the Dutch the tallest people on the planet?