New study suggests humans evolved to run on less water than our closest primate relatives

Our noses may have contributed to the success of early humans. A study has found that humans conserve water more efficiently compared to our primate cousins, which may have allowed our ancestors to hunt further away from watering holes. How? One hypothesis suggests that our more prominent noses, which started developing in Homo erectus, may have helped conserve water by condensing exhaled air into water vapor that’s then reabsorbed by our bodies. Read full article here

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