The footprints of over 20 different prehistoric people, pressed into volcanic ash thousands of years ago in Tanzania, show possible evidence for sexual division of labor in this ancient community.
May 14, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: anthropology paleontology archaeology human-evolution tanzania human-behavior paleoanthropology hominins prehistory behavior
A bereavement counsellor on grief, loss and longing.
May 13, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: evolution depression grief grieving evolutionary-biology trauma bereavement five-stages-of-grief
Has the Sun entered a stage of old age?
April 30, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: exoplanets stars stellar-evolution the-sun solar-flare space-weather coronal-mass-ejection
Female piglets with more play fighting experience did better in adult contests – but for males the opposite was true.
April 28, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: evolutionary-biology pigs wild-boar
Every time the virus copies itself it makes mistakes, creating a trail that researchers can use to build a family tree with information about where it's traveled, and when.
April 27, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: epidemiology coronavirus viruses mutation-rate viral-evolution mutation wuhan coronavirus-2020 sars-cov-2 disease-spread viral-spread
Research shows smartphone use disrupts an essential facet of human connection – eye contact.
Tags: parenting teamwork smartphones human-evolution homo-sapiens parents mobile-technology young-children cell-phones
New research suggests African monkeys crossed the ocean to South America earlier than previously thought.
April 9, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: evolution primates palaeontology monkeys non-human-primates palaeobiology
Social distancing increased over the course of human history – but so did empathy and new ways to connect
People have changed over time, growing ever more distant and isolated from others – while at the same time finding new ways and technologies that let individuals connect and feel with others.
April 8, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: human-evolution cognitive-science empathy novels evolutionary-psychology grooming robert-koch social-connection social-ties social-distancing
The SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 is constantly mutating. What do this mutations reveal about this virus's evolution? And will this knowledge help us to develop a long-lasting vaccine?
April 6, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: evolution vaccines rna coronavirus mutation covid-19 coronavirus2020
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