What made humans ‘the fat primate’?

Blame junk food or a lack of exercise. But long before the modern obesity epidemic, evolution made us fat too. “We’re the fat primates,” said Devi Swain-Lenz, a postdoctoral associate in biology at Duke University. The fact that humans are chubbier than chimpanzees isn’t news to scientists. But new evidence could help explain how we… Read More »

Massachusetts Democrats look to liberalize abortions late in pregnancies and for minors

Massachusetts Democrats are inching toward expanding the right to abortion, giving physicians greater discretion to perform abortions later in pregnancy. The “Removing Obstacles and Expanding Access to Women’s Reproductive Health,” or ROE, Act is meant to codify in state law the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling, which legalized abortion nationwide, as other states… Read More »