Did Human Evolution Include a Semi-Aquatic Phase?
Did Human Evolution Include a Semi-Aquatic Phase?
A recent book outlines fossil evidence supporting the controversial hypothesis.
Did Human Evolution Include a Semi-Aquatic Phase?
Did Human Evolution Include a Semi-Aquatic Phase?

A recent book outlines fossil evidence supporting the controversial hypothesis.

A recent book outlines fossil evidence supporting the controversial hypothesis.

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Book Excerpt from <em>The Waterside Ape</em>
Book Excerpt from The Waterside Ape
Peter Rhys-Evans | Apr 1, 2020
In Chapter 11, “Surfer’s Ear,” author Peter Rhys-Evans describes a key piece of evidence he says supports his hypothesis of a brief period of semi-aquatic living in early hominins.
Book Excerpt from <em>Tree Story</em>
Book Excerpt from Tree Story
Valerie Trouet | Mar 1, 2020
In Chapter 5, “The Messiah, the Plague, and Shipwrecks under the City,” author Valerie Trouet tells the tale of wooden structures crafted by Europeans millennia ago and how dendrochronology helped determine their age.
Confessing to Plant Blindness
Confessing to Plant Blindness
Bob Grant | Mar 1, 2020
I have taken plants for granted. I pledge to change.
Opinion: Tree Rings as Soothsayers
Opinion: Tree Rings as Soothsayers
Valerie Trouet | Mar 1, 2020
Not only can studying the growth patterns obscured within tree trunks tell us about the past, the field can also help us plan for the future.
Opinion: Crafting a Cure for Plant Blindness
Opinion: Crafting a Cure for Plant Blindness
M. Timothy Rabanus-Wallace | Mar 1, 2020
The plant awareness revolution will be led by poets, philosophers, and hipsters; not just scientists.
Book Excerpt from <em>Drugs Without the Hot Air</em>
Book Excerpt from Drugs Without the Hot Air
David Nutt | Feb 24, 2020
In Chapter 14, author David Nutt describes the opioid crisis currently besetting the US.
Opinion: Governments Should Rethink Drug Policies
Opinion: Governments Should Rethink Drug Policies
David Nutt | Feb 24, 2020
Draconian drug laws harm citizens the world over. It’s high time to use sound science to change the landscape of prohibition.
It Takes Less Than 30 Days to Compost a Human Body
It Takes Less Than 30 Days to Compost a Human Body
Jef Akst | Feb 17, 2020
In a small trial of deceased volunteers, a Seattle-based company called Recompose demonstrates that its method for “natural organic reduction” of a human body completely breaks down soft tissue.
Scientists Report Stress, Bullying, and Harassment in New Survey
Scientists Report Stress, Bullying, and Harassment in New Survey
Amy Schleunes | Jan 15, 2020
The results shed light on a research culture that encourages “unkind and aggressive conditions.”