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Nearly Naked Apes

Humans are weird mammals. We have enormous brains, we live long lives, and we constantly walk upright. But perhaps one of our most unique features is our hairlessness. No other mammals, aside from subterranean naked mole-rats and marine-living species, exhibit this trait. Generally, we think that mammals with missing hair are sick, like a dog […]

Understanding the Evolution of Human Handedness

Chances are that if you are reading this you are right-handed. If you are not, you’re one of roughly 10% of the population that is left-handed. Or you may identify as ambidextrous. That is, you use both hands with a similar frequency, dexterity, and precision. We call the regular use of one hand manual laterality. […]