Surprising Science

As globalization continues and the spread of genes between disparate populations increases, our biological features are likely to become more homogeneous. Culture, meanwhile, will continue to evolve at an explosive rate.

Surprising Science

Living with the Masai people of Tanzania convinced Donald Johanson that art first emerged from bodily decoration—which in turn emerged from the earliest human bonding rituals.

Surprising Science

Don Johanson believes we didn’t interbreed with our ancient rivals—we just outcompeted them.

Surprising Science

The group of fossils Don Johanson found in 1975 marked a watershed in the study of human origins—and deserves to be revisited today.