An analysis of modern DNA uncovers a rough dating scene after the advent of agriculture.
An early look at a Pacific Standard story that's currently only available to print and digital magazine subscribers.
It's time to stop focusing on population growth as the cause of our environmental problems. It’s not the main culprit, and the women of the world are already doing all they can to slow it. They just need more support.
As a way to politicize the issue, most media coverage of birth-control methods is focused on the potential complications of use, but far more women experience positive benefits, including cancer prevention and menstrual regulation.
New research suggests that lowering the hurdles to publicly-funded female sterilization could do both of those things.
We all know scrotal testicles evolved to keep sperm cooler than the rest of the body, but evolutionary psychology's activation hypothesis explains so much more.
Advances in the field of epigenetics show that environmental contaminants can turn genes "on" and "off" triggering serious diseases that are handed down through generations. But there's also a more heartening prospect: The same diseases may be treated by relatively simple changes in nourishment and lifestyle.