articles tagged: human evolution
the amazing, evolving ancient astronaut theory
# oddities

the amazing, evolving ancient astronaut theory

For some people, science is not enough but religion is too implausible to explain our origins, so instead of making their peace with one, they turn to a curious mix of both.

did exploding stars really help humans walk upright?
# evolution

did exploding stars really help humans walk upright?

Do we owe our ability to walk on two legs to a sudden burst of supernovae activity lasting for nearly five million years, or are researchers connecting dots that don't need to be connected?

world of weird things podcast: how absolute power corrupts absolutely
# podcast

world of weird things podcast: how absolute power corrupts absolutely

As we’ve been told for decades, the wealthy and powerful are not like the rest of us. Not only do they enjoy things we can only dream of, their very mental wiring is altered.

when bigots hijack science
# science

when bigots hijack science

Researching human diversity helps us understand how we evolved. Unfortunately, it also gives racists opportunities to cherry pick justifications for their bigoted views...

how to fail in publicly defending creationism
# evolution

how to fail in publicly defending creationism

Why do creationists insist on demanding evidence that's been produced so many times over?

why you really need to pick the right experts
# science

why you really need to pick the right experts

Michio Kaku is an expert in theoretical physics. This is why it's not surprising that he's reciting for sci-fi cliches about evolution instead of the actual science.

how natural selection still affects humans
# evolution

how natural selection still affects humans

Contrary to what you may have heard, humans are still very much evolving and natural selection plays a huge role in two recently discovered helpful mutations.

does size really matter? just ask evolution…
# sex

does size really matter? just ask evolution…

Evolution and surveys by scientists and condom manufacturers could answer every man's age-old question...

how high could the world’s population go?
# science

how high could the world’s population go?

There is a hard limit to how many people this planet can support, but we may never actually reach it. If we do, we could be quickly cut down to size.

the evolutionary mystery of human breasts
# evolution

the evolutionary mystery of human breasts

For all the time we've spent admiring, sexualizing, and thinking about breasts, we still haven't figured out how and why they evolved.

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