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Found in South Africa: Key Link in Human Evolution?

Evolution skeptics like to trot out the argument that if Darwin had been right, scientists would have discovered transitional fossils by now — creatures with a...

Darwin Lives! Modern Humans Are Still Evolving

Modern Homo sapiens is still evolving. Despite the long-held view that natural selection has ceased to affect humans because almost everybody now lives long...

Q&A: 'Lucy' Discoverer Donald C. Johanson

Paleoanthropologist Donald C. Johanson is the man who found the woman that shook up our family tree. In 1974, Johanson discovered a 3.2 million-year-old fossil...

The Hobbit Wars Heat Up

The inhabitants of the Indonesian island of Flores used to tell stories of a separate race of little people called the ebu gogo, 3-ft.-tall, hairy human-like...

Bones of Contention

"In those days we ate our meat raw, like animals." The speaker is Viktor Jurubu, an Indonesian farmer in his 60s, who, in his T shirt and sarong, looks little...

Anthropologists: THE LEAKEY FAMILY

Louis Leakey's enthusiasm for Africa and the search for earliest man were infectious. Speaking before a packed lecture hall in his staccato-like voice,...

Up From The Apes

Despite the protests of creationists and their intellectual allies, and such efforts as the Kansas school board's vote last week to expunge evolution from the...

The Real Truth About The Female Body

Are men really bred for promiscuity, while women seek a stable provider? Just one of the myths being exploded by new evolutionary research, says Barbara...

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