Holiday in Hawaii and one of the birds you’re most likely to encounter is the chicken. You find them everywhere from beaches, to car parks and on walks through the bushland. But chickens are not native to the Hawaiian islands, so how did they get there?
We are not biologically identical to our Paleolithic predecessors, nor do we have access to the foods they ate. And deducing dietary guidelines from modern foraging societies is difficult because they vary so much by geography, season and opportunity.
Gene found in Native Americans and Asians may have helped babies survive in dark Arctic winters
We all have them, but what are eyebrows actually for? While eyebrows help to prevent debris, sweat, and water from falling into the eye socket, they serve another important function too – and it's all to do with how they move, and with human connection.
From the first cells to the dawn of our species, Michael Le Page takes a whirlwind tour through 3 billion years of evolution
Many of us have had crooked, ill-fitting teeth at some point in our lives. The reason has a lot to do with what we eat.
Radio NZ Podcast. Why we humans have chins. That jutting piece of bone at the front of your face makes us unique in the animal kingdom. But nobody really knows why we've evolved to have them!
A scientist from King's College London stayed with the Hadza tribe in Tanzania. After 72 hours his body had already begun to change.
When humans began their slow migration out of Africa some 100,000 years ago , they carried with them the genetic seeds necessary to help survive the bitter chill of Europe and Asia.
Adaptations include those for increased BMI and folate production
No one needs to tell a new mother that human childbirth can be challenging, to say the least. While monkeys and apes (our closest evolutionary relatives) spend about two hours laboring during birth, h
Your nose looks the way it does thanks, in part, to the climate where your ancient ancestors lived, finds new research. The new study, published today in PLOS Genetics, explores the evolutionary histo