Volume 600 Issue 7889



News Features

News & Views

Context is key for learning motor skills p.387

A sophisticated theory for learning motor skills places emphasis on the need for inferring context — drawing conclusions about the structure of the environment — for efficiently storing and expressing motor memories.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-021-03028-x

Hominin footprints at Laetoli reveal a walk on the wild side p.388

Bipedalism is a defining feature of the human lineage, but not all hominin species walked in the same way. New data from a famous palaeoanthropology site reveal that at least two differently bipedal hominins roamed eastern Africa.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-021-03469-4