What would happen if every creature in the animal kingdom had a human…

Who needs a fascinatingly creep-ball cartoon to kick off October? We're going to veto the lone dissenter in the peanut gallery because Hominid — this short animation by director Brian Andrews — is icky in all the right ways. In addition to this short, Andrews creates composite photography (which can be seen here) that… » 10/01/12 7:15am 10/01/12 7:15am

The last time we redefined what it means to be human

Over the past decade, you may have noticed more and more articles referring to "hominins" rather than "hominids." Just why are Homo sapiens and her ancestors now called hominins? The answer isn't just semantic — it has to do with a revolution in the way evolutionary biologists perceive humans' place in the tree of… » 3/12/12 3:53pm 3/12/12 3:53pm