We talk to evolutionary biologist Andreas Wagner, a reference in the study of evolutionary innovations.
In her latest book, L'homme préhistorique est aussi une femme, the prehistorian Marylène Patou-Mathis delved right into the clichés and stereotypes about prehistoric women.
Scientific advances have, for the first time, presented plausible genetic interventions for the directed evolution of humans.
What will future humans look like? The monograph reflects on the science that will allow us to pose new challenges in our evolution.
Oral storytelling may have had evolutionary benefits at both the individual and group levels, and may have conferred evolutionary advantages.
In Lamarck's revolutionary work, only his failed attempt to elaborate a coherent theory of the evolutionary process has remained in popular teaching.
For there to be sound, there must be a vibrating source, a transmitting medium that propagates the vibration at a certain speed, and a receiver that is set into vibration when the wave arrives.
We have all inherited DNA sequences from forgotten ancient ancestors
Understanding what separates us from the rest of the animal kingdom is an old obsession of ours. The most frequent attribute we rely on to justify our supposed superiority is intelligence. Yet, how are we to compare the intelligence of species as different as humans, octopi or dolphins?
What kind of sign is a rhinoceros footprint? It is an index, an iconic representation, and can become a symbolic image. A whole world condensed into a single footprint.