Evolution News

  • Human Ancestors: Gatherers or Hunters?

    Human Ancestors: Gatherers or Hunters?

    November 1, 2007

    Chimpanzees crave roots and tubers even when food is plentiful above ground, according to a new study that raises questions about the relative importance of meat for brain evolution. In a study that appeared online the week… more>

    tags: evolution, human ancestors

  • An Opus for the Ages

    An Opus for the Ages

    July 1, 2007

    Ranked in the top half-percent of the world’s most cited scientists, University Professor Caleb Finch studies the genes that control aging in mammals. In his latest book, The Biology of Human Longevity: Inflammation,… more>

    tags: book, evolution, lifespan