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What makes humans different from animals? Exploring the answer to this question has led researchers to make some fascinating discoveries.
Scientific experiments help elucidate the evolution of music from a meaningless jumble of sounds into a more coherent form of human communication.
The hairy penis occurs in chimpanzees and male mammals of other lower species. How it disappeared during the evolution of man is a fascinating story.
The color red was most likely the first color (besides black and white) to be registered in our ancient ancestors brains.
Our genes, brain, and psychology all conspire to generate inequality in our highly developed societies. But it wasn't always so. When and why has inequality become so entrenched?
In the past, cooperation for mutual benefit was so biologically advantageous that it was hard-wired in the brain, but politics may have changed the rules of the game.
The ancients recognized that wine was good for you in small quantities but harmful in excess. In Greek mythology, only the Gods were allowed to get drunk.
What does science have to say about what women want when it comes to men? It turns out, it says a lot, but also very little. Dov Michaeli examines the evolutionary psychology and physiologic evidence.
When we compare ourselves to other species, We all share a secret point of pride: we think, they don't! Thinking brains consume a lot more energy than simpler brains—a challenge we have more than met.
Music and dance, like language, are forms of communication that are deeply embedded in our brains. They make us feel happy and serve as a glue to our social bonding.
Those of you who are European or Asian ancestry probably wouldn't exist today, at least not in your present form, if were it not for the Neanderthal lurking on your genes.
Some of our decisions on the societal level are so irrational that you might wonder if natural selection fell asleep at the switch.
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