Early humans called Denisovans lived in a remote mountain cave between 100,000 and 60,000 years ago, and possibly longer still, raising intriguing questions about their relationship to modern humans.
Genetic studies show mingling between populations has been the norm throughout human history.
A new study of centuries-old Mesoamerican statues lends weight to the idea that many human facial expressions are universal.
Recognizing the influence of evolution on behavior and gender norms suggests ways to reduce gender inequality in leadership in the real world.
Human genes are one of the main reasons we can't grow wings. And even if humans did have wings, they wouldn't necessarily allow us to fly.
Capuchin monkeys in Brazil use big stones to crush the shells of nuts they want to eat. An experiment in the field investigated how these monkeys prepare to use new, unfamiliar tools.
The truth is scientists aren't exactly sure why our fingers and toes get wrinkly in the bath. But here's what we know, and what we suspect.
Hidden forces are always at work in the world, and people always want to control them, a cognitive anthropologist explains. Enter the human universal of shamanism.