Markus Luthard

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Human Ancestor May Put Twist in Origin Story, New Studies Say

Two-million-year-old fossils—and possibly skin—offering key insights.<p><b>Two-million-year-old bones—and possibly skin—from a pair of primate fossils are offering new insight into the apelike species that may have given rise to the first humans.</b><p>Known as <i>Australopithecus sediba,</i> the ancient human ancestor …

Why did humans evolve big brains? We don’t know, but math can help

Math may solve why people are such eggheads. A new model published Thursday in PLOS Computational Biology mathematically illustrates what led to the …

The Brain

Human Evolution: Crash Course Big History #6

Human skull evolved along with two-legged walking, study confirms

The evolution of bipedalism in fossil humans can be detected using a key feature of the skull -- a claim that was previously contested but now has …

A 400,000-year-old fossil offers new clues on how humans evolved

Deep inside a Portuguese cave, the fossil of a human cranium lay buried for 400,000 years, surrounded by a smattering of stone tools and animal …

Human evolution: why we're more than great apes

Palaeoanthropologists have used the anatomical signs of bipedalism to identify our earli­est ancestors, demonstrating our shared genetic heritage …

Transhumanism Is the Next Step in Human Evolution

The Body Hacking Convention in Austin, Texas took place a few months ago. It brought together a collection of people who share in the idea of using …

What Your Nose Knows About Human Evolution

They can be bulbous, pert or pointy, but why do noses look so different from one another? It could have something to do with how humans evolved to …

How our autistic ancestors played an important role in human evolution

When you think of someone with autism, what do you think of? It might be someone with a special set of talents or unique skills – such as natural …

Did autism help drive human evolution?

When you think of someone with autism, what do you see? It might be someone with a special set of talents or unique skills – such as a natural …

Autism

How Humans Are Shaping Our Own Evolution

Magazine<p>Like other species, we are the products of millions of years of adaptation. Now we're taking matters into our own hands.<p><b>When I met the cyborg Neil Harbisson</b>, in Barcelona, he looked like any local hipster, except for the black antenna arching impressively from the back of his skull over his …

Singularity