Portrait of the Human as a Young Hominin
How the world looked when we were Australopithecus.
What Made Early Humans Smart
Walking upright made our ancestors easy prey. It also made them get smart.
What Color Really Evolved For
The finding that melanosomes are so common inside animals’ bodies may overhaul our very understanding of the function of melanin, the pigment responsible for color in feathers and other external features.Photograph by Aline Dassel / Pixabay What color were the dinosaurs? If you have a picture in your head, fresh studies suggest you may need […]
Gold Mining for Profit and Paleontology
How the Gold Rush and Fossil Rush came together.