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evolution

Neanderthal DNA Could Be Messing With Your Health

Most of us are at least 1 to 4 percent Neanderthal.
Markham Heid
11.7.17
phobias
phobias

Fear of Snakes and Spiders Might Be Hardwired Into Our Brains

They're two of the most prevalent phobias among adults.
Jesse Hicks
10.23.17
tonic explains
tonic explains

You Actually Need Anxiety to Survive

Your brain's responses to stress are pretty smart.
Anita Rao, MD
10.11.17
here's the rub
here's the rub

Masturbation Has Evolved For the Better

Monkeys are teaching scientists a thing or two.
Christian Tighe
7.17.17
depression
depression

My Nine-Hour Breakup Playlist, Explained by Scientists

“I liked hearing this chorus of familiar voices say all the things we weren’t saying.”
Nick Keppler
6.30.17
Sleep
Sleep

Lonely People Don't Sleep as Well

Something to think about while you lie awake in bed.
Erene Stergiopoulos
5.18.17
depression
depression

The Secret Link Between Evolution and Depression

Evolutionary psychiatrists argue that negative emotions wouldn’t exist if they weren’t useful to our species’ survival.
Caroline Beaton
5.10.17
The Human Race
The Human Race

Evolution Isn't Through With You Just Yet

Just because we're in a period of genetic stability doesn't mean we're not still changing.
Cindy Kuzma
5.4.17
mental health
mental health

Your Tendency to Be Self-Critical Is Actually Evolution at Work

Dwelling on dumb mistakes is part of what's kept us alive.
Kristen Dold
4.24.17
It's Science
It's Science

Evolution, Creationism, and the Great Appendix Debate

One of the human body's most mysterious organs is fueling the anti-evolution fire.
Shayla Love
3.31.17
longevity
longevity

Evolution is Not What We Thought

The things we thought we understood about Europeans are coming unstuck as we examine the genes of more ancient people.
Gaia Vince
3.7.17
hard data
hard data

How C-Sections Could Alter the Course of Human Evolution

Narrow hips? No problem.
Justin Lehmiller
1.30.17