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Old person sleeping

Sleepy Grandparents Helped Keep Us All Alive

Older folks nodding off on the couch again? Don't blame the TV show, blame a hardwired survival mechanism left over from our ancestors.
Birthday cake and candles

How Long Can a Human Actually Live?

The previous estimate was 115 years, but new analysis of the data suggests the actual number may be higher than any of us can imagine.
Neanderthal fossil teeth

Open Wide and Say “I’m a Neanderthal”

Popular culture portrays Neanderthals as dim-witted, but their dental plaque suggests they were clever enough to use plants as medicine.
Denisova Cave, excavation in the East Gallery. Photo courtesy of Prof. Bence Viola.

Add Hominin

Deep in a Siberian cave, the bones of ancient human ancestors reveal new branches of our family tree.
Scan of brainvideo

Decoding the Brain

Exploring the intersection of neuroscience & technology with University of Waterloo Professor Chris Eliasmith.
New species named Homo naledi.

A New Branch on the Human Family Tree?

A new human ancestor has been discovered: Homo naledi. The next step is figuring out where it fits into our complex evolutionary past.

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