Category Archives: Humans

Why are human babies so helpless?

A baby gazelle struggles to climb on its legs straight after being born. A newborn monkey clings tightly to its mother’s fur. And then you look at human babies, feeble and vulnerable creatures. And you can’t help but wonder how

Why are human babies so helpless?

A baby gazelle struggles to climb on its legs straight after being born. A newborn monkey clings tightly to its mother’s fur. And then you look at human babies, feeble and vulnerable creatures. And you can’t help but wonder how

Older fathers have more risk of having diseased children

Tick tock, tick tock. The clock is ticking for women. They can’t have children forever. But, although men produce sperm until late in life, in the light of accumulating evidence that the risk to have a child with a disease

Older fathers have more risk of having diseased children

Tick tock, tick tock. The clock is ticking for women. They can’t have children forever. But, although men produce sperm until late in life, in the light of accumulating evidence that the risk to have a child with a disease

Do our senses affect how much we eat?

There’s only one cookie left in the box. It looks so forlorn. You know you shouldn’t, you already had several cookies. But it would be stupid to leave a single cookie in the box. You eat the cookie. Sounds familiar? Well, don’t

Do our senses affect how much we eat?

There’s only one cookie left in the box. It looks so forlorn. You know you shouldn’t, you already had several cookies. But it would be stupid to leave a single cookie in the box. You eat the cookie. Sounds familiar? Well, don’t

One more genetic clue about what makes us human

Where do we come from? If there’s one question that has obsessed humanity since the dawn of time, maybe that’s the one. In The Descent of Man, Charles Darwin wrote: “We thus learn that man is descended from a hairy,

One more genetic clue about what makes us human

Where do we come from? If there’s one question that has obsessed humanity since the dawn of time, maybe that’s the one. In The Descent of Man, Charles Darwin wrote: “We thus learn that man is descended from a hairy,