Human Origins

  • What Will Nobel Recognition Mean for Ancient Human DNA Studies?

    by Mary Prendergast

    An archaeologist sees the recogntion of paleogenomics as a vital tool to reinvigorate the field's access to knowledge about early humans, but warns that the science needs to be accompanied by ethical self-reflection to respect the remains of indigenous people and avoid giving credence to pseudoscientific racism. 

  • The Paradox of Sourness

    Of all the major taste categories, the relationship between human thriving and sensing sourness is the least understood.