One broken gene made us very good runners

A genetic fluke two to three million years ago turned humans into the best endurance runners around.

Man-made: we’ve domesticated our own species

Does this make us pets?

Humans got taller, then bulkier in ‘bursts’ during our evolution

Growing strong!

Neanderthal and modern humans shared long childhoods

Yet another sign that the two species from the same Homo genus were very similar to one another.