Neanderthals and Homo-Sapiens: A tale of prehistoric debauchery
Biology / Thought

Neanderthals and Homo-Sapiens: A tale of prehistoric debauchery

Well, this is awkward. Some of our Homo Sapien ancestors had sex with Neanderthals. We know this because a curious bunch of palaeontologists at the Max Planck Institute in Leipzig, Germany decided to spool through Neanderthal genomes in 2010. However, we never quite understood the implications of such filthy, prehistoric debauchery. That’s where John Capra … Continue reading

The prehistoric first words of man & womankind
Biology / Thought

The prehistoric first words of man & womankind

Image: Reconstruction of Homo habilis, of a Hominini tribe. Westfälisches Museum für Archäologie, Herne. Wikimedia Commons. By Billy Wright ‘Beastly,’ was the first word of a child George Orwell; he was eighteen months old and bedridden with bronchitis. Russel Brand’s first words were ‘don’t do that’—appropriately repressive? Steven Spielberg asks back with his first, ‘why?’ Bambi the … Continue reading