Category: Jeremy DeSilva

Skull challenges understanding of evolution

Boston Globe (subscription required) Jeremy DeSilva, College of Arts & Sciences The broad face, large teeth, and snout-like mouth of an exquisitely preserved 1.8-million-year-old skull, discovered near a medieval town at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, challenges our fundamental understanding of modern human origins, according to a detailed analysis of the fossil unveiled Thursday […]

One in 13 of us share the same bendy, tree-climbing feet as chimps but scientists can’t decide if it’s down to evolution or our SHOES!

Daily Mail Jeremy DeSilva, College of Arts & Sciences It may have been millions of years since our ancestors lived among the branches but it seems many of us still carry an unusual relic of our tree-dwelling days… Expert quote: “I was, and continue to be, surprised by this.” View full article