Image of the Day: Foot Biomechanics
Image of the Day: Foot Biomechanics
A new study highlights the importance of the transverse arch in regulating the stiffness of the human foot.
Image of the Day: Foot Biomechanics
Image of the Day: Foot Biomechanics

A new study highlights the importance of the transverse arch in regulating the stiffness of the human foot.

A new study highlights the importance of the transverse arch in regulating the stiffness of the human foot.

bipedalism
Ape Fossils Shed New Light on Evolution of Bipedalism
Ape Fossils Shed New Light on Evolution of Bipedalism
Catherine Offord | Nov 7, 2019
The 12-million-year-old bones of a previously unknown species named Danuvius guggenmosi challenge the prevailing view about when and where our ancestors first started walking upright.
Exploding Stars Probably Didn’t Spur Hominins to Walk Upright
Exploding Stars Probably Didn’t Spur Hominins to Walk Upright
Ashley Yeager | Sep 1, 2019
The astronomical idea doesn’t align well with the fossil record, anthropologists argue, but the origins of bipedalism are still difficult to determine.
Bipedal Beginnings
Bipedal Beginnings
Tracy Vence | Dec 4, 2013
Re-examination of a thigh bone from one of the earliest putative hominins could impact scientists’ understanding of the origins of human bipedalism, a study suggests.
Book Excerpt from <em>The Accidental Species</em>
Book Excerpt from The Accidental Species
Henry Gee | Nov 30, 2013
In Chapter 7, “The Way We Walk,” author Henry Gee describes the first steps taken by the ancestors of Homo sapiens.
Standing Up for Sex
Standing Up for Sex
Henry Gee | Nov 30, 2013
Humans evolved the ability to walk on two legs because it allowed them to more accurately size up prospective mates. Or did they?
Acrobatic Ancestors?
Acrobatic Ancestors?
Beth Marie Mole | Oct 24, 2012
Amid controversy, hominin shoulder-bones suggest that our bipedal relatives still climbed trees.
Why People Lost Their Fur
Ruth Williams | Dec 12, 2011
The need for ancient humans to keep cool during the day might explain their lack of body hair but not why they walked on two feet.