The First Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Clip Gave Us Chills

Fox took the stage at CinemaCon, with one of the most impressive movie rollouts we've seen thus far. We saw a massive chunk of X-Men Days Of Future Past (more on that in a bit) — but more importantly, we saw the first ever clip from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and it is absolutely stunning. Spoilers ahead. »3/27/14 3:36pm3/27/14 3:36pm

Fossils reveal the evolutionary split between monkeys and apes

Scientists have discovered fossils of two newfound primate species, dating back to 25 million years ago. One fossil belongs to the group that contains great apes (hominids), while the other is from the group that includes Old World monkeys. The discovery may mark the moment when our primate ancestors first diverged… »5/16/13 2:40pm5/16/13 2:40pm

Did fist fighting change the course of human evolution?

The human hand is a beautiful product of evolution. Each one a finely crafted arrangement of 27 bones, our hands are among the most dexterous in the animal kingdom, and are every bit as capable of threading a needle as they are grasping the oar of a canoe. But newly published findings suggest our palms and fingers may… »12/20/12 4:20pm12/20/12 4:20pm