Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/05/12/the_odd_body_body_improvements/

What's the best way to improve the human body?

Bodily upgrade

By Stephen Juan

Posted in Science, 12th May 2006 08:02 GMT

We humans would look considerably different - both inside and out - if evolution had designed the human body to work better and last longer.

Dr S Jay Olshansky of the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois in Chicago and two other researchers recently speculated in Scientific American that a human "better designed for old age" might possess the following features:

With all of these changes our bodies would be better constructed, but wouldn’t win any beauty contests.

Stephen Juan, Ph.D. is an anthropologist at the University of Sydney. Email your Odd Body questions to s.juan@edfac.usyd.edu.au