A review of How to Think Like a Neandertal by Thomas Wynn (and more). Genes inherited from long-extinct human ancestors Denisovans may be more common than thought, suggesting a Homo sapiens origin story with more than a few evolutionary one-night stands. We know that our species is unique, but it can be surprisingly hard to pinpoint what exactly makes us so, but are we the teachable species? A review of A Cooperative Species: Human Reciprocity and Its Evolution by Samuel Bowles and Herbert Gintis (and more). Was Darwin wrong about emotions? Contrary to what many psychological scientists think, people do not all have the same set of biologically "basic" emotions. From Discover, are most people “behaviorally modern”? Culture may trigger rapid evolution of various human features, suggests new research into the marital practices of a tribe from the Brazilian rainforest (and more). Evolution is still happening: Adam Lee on beneficial mutations in humans. Triumph of human evolution: The Web is more than just a powerful tool, it's our greatest adaptation. Sic transit hominum: Jared Daniel on the transcent of man (and part 2 and part 3 and part 4 and part 5).

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