Category: Humans

Exploring what makes us human through interdisciplinary scientific study of our species’ evolution, diverse cultures, behaviors and relationship with the natural world.

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Are humans animals? Here are some key points

You know, as with many things, there are nuanced perspectives to this “humans as animals” notion! Straight up biologically speaking, yes scientists classify us Homo sapiens as the only extant members of our genus...

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The longest living human in history

The longest living verified person in recorded history was French woman Jeanne Calment. She lived to the age of 122 years and 164 days before passing away in 1997. She was born on 21...