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A New Study Has Shown The Oldest Hand Axe, And Remains Of A Fire In Europe Date Back Over 800,000 Years Ago

The hand axe and remnants of a fire were discovered hidden in a rock shelter in the southeastern region of Spain.<p>In the southeastern region of Spain, …

Fatal flaw in quake theory: Science reveals what brought down Mycenaean palaces

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In Cities, Wildlife Evolves Astonishingly Fast

Animals, plants, and insects adapt to the extreme urban environment—and even to specific subway lines.<p>Most naturalists turn up their noses at cities, regarding them as anti-nature—sterile wastelands of concrete and steel. But evolutionary biologist Menno Schilthuizen, author of <i>Darwin Comes to Town</i>, …

Archeological study reveals unique 35,000-year-old culture

The bones were processed to have grooves appearing in a fixed area on the bone. It is reasonable to assume that this was a unique item of the local …

Signs of symbolic behavior emerged at the dawn of our species in Africa

More than 320,000 years ago in the Rift Valley of Africa, some early innovators adopted a new technology: They eschewed the clunky, palm-size stone …

Why Earth's History Appears So Miraculous

The strange, cosmic reason our evolutionary path will look ever luckier the longer we survive<p>It was hard times for the bomber pilots that floated over Europe, their planes incinerating cities below, like birds of prey. Even as they turned the once-bustling streets beneath to howling firestorms, …

Did climate change help modern humans emerge?

Half a million years ago, something big happened in east Africa.<p>It was a big enough change to transform the terrain, reshape the landscape and to alter the populations of animals living there.<p>And it completely transformed the early humans who lived there.<p>“What we are seeing is the demise of a way …

Scientists find evidence of paint, complex tools and climate chaos at the dawn of humanity

In 320,000-year-old colored rocks and sophisticated stone tools uncovered at an archaeological site in southern Kenya, scientists say they've found early evidence of what makes humans unique.<p>The rocks show signs of being ground up for paint pigment — an indicator of ancient communication. And the …

Why This Paleolithic Burial Site is So Strange (and so Important)

Around 34,000 years ago, hunter-gatherers who roamed the Russian plains started to bury their dead at the site of Sunghir, about 200 kilometers east …

Neanderthal cave art

On 23 February this year, the American journal <i>Science</i> published an article by an international group of scientists and prehistorians. It presented a …

Living in a sea of false signals: Are we being pushed from “trust, but verify” to “verify, then trust”?

<b>Editor’s note</b>: Craig Silverman — the indefatigable BuzzFeed journalist who specializes in misinformation, disinformation, and all things fake news — recently gave testimony at the Miami meeting of the Knight Commission on Trust, Media and Democracy, which is charged with examining “the causes and …

2,000-year-old ruins of a Roman military chief's luxury villa with 14 rooms, marble floors and ornate mosaics are unearthed by subway construction workers in Rome

Sprawling ruins of the 2,000-year-old luxury villa of a Roman military commander have been unearthed during work to expand the Italian capital's …

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How Billionaires Learned to Love Populism

What’s behind the Trump alliance between self-dealing plutocrats and blue-collar voters.<p><b>For a while, it looked like one of the great gaffes</b> in a disastrous political year. You probably know the photo: Steven Mnuchin, the ultra-wealthy secretary of the Treasury, smugly holding up a sheet of freshly …

Sculpture By Neanderthals? This Stunning Exhibit Will Make You Rethink Everything You Know About Art

One day approximately 500,000 years ago, a group of hominids abandoned an encampment at Boxgrove in West Sussex, England. They’d occupied the site for a brief span of several decades, during which time they knapped flint handaxes and butchered animals in abundance. Excavated since the early 1980s, …

Homo erectus may have been a sailor – and able to speak

They had bodies similar to modern humans, could make tools, and were possibly the first to cook. Now one expert is arguing that <i>Homo erectus</i> might have been a mariner – complete with sailing lingo.<p><i>Homo erectus</i> first appeared in Africa more than 1.8m years ago and is thought to be the first archaic …

The Peloponnese has its Own Parthenon (video)

They call it the “Parthenon of the Peloponnese”. The columned temple of Apollo Epicurius is as beautiful as the Parthenon in Athens, as it rises …

Ancient Cave Drawings and Early Human Language Linked in New Study

Sound echoing within caves may have also influenced what early humans put on rock walls.<p>Thousands of years ago, an early human ventured deep within a cave, where sound reverberated off the walls. Perhaps by either speaking or walking, they generated the sound reminiscent of a hoof. To represent …

What Are Our Best Clues To The Evolution Of Fire-Making?

Remember the movie <i>Quest For Fire</i>?<p>It's an iconic Hollywood moment: Ancient humans discover how to make fire. It happens pretty quickly, and there's a chase scene — starring a saber-toothed tiger — to heighten the suspense.<p>Off the big screen, though, evolutionary changes, including …

How we became human

Bipedalism<p>The ability of humans to comfortably stand on two feet for extended periods of time marks us out from almost all other animals.<p>This feat …

Scholars Analyze Russia’s Sunghir Burials

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI—<i>Live Science</i> reports that researchers led by Erik Trinkaus of Washington University in St. Louis, and Alexandra Buzhilova of …

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10 Things to Read to Understand America

The U.S. in the 21st century can be a bewildering place, even for its own residents. The political turmoil, the kaleidoscope of radical online social …

Close Human-Dog Relationships Date Back 14,000 Years

LEIDEN, NETHERLANDS—Veterinarian Luc Janssens of Leiden University recently examined the dog remains discovered in a Paleolithic grave in western …

He Predicted The 2016 Fake News Crisis. Now He's Worried About An Information Apocalypse.

“What happens when anyone can make it appear as if anything has happened, regardless of whether or not it did?" technologist Aviv Ovadya warns.

Newly discovered buildings reveal clues to ancient Egyptian dynasties

The archaeological excavation of an ancient Egyptian city at Tell Edfu in southern Egypt, led by the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, …

Archaeology

Before private jets, there were luxurious private train cars

Mobile mini mansions<p><i>Welcome back to</i> <i>Period Dramas</i><i>, a weekly column that alternates between rounding up historic homes on the market and answering questions we’ve always had about older structures.</i><p>From private suites on Emirates Airlines to Alessi-designed tableware on Delta, airlines constantly try …

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Language Utilizes Ancient Brain Circuits That Predate Humans

A new paper by an international team of researchers presents strong evidence that language is learned using two general-purpose brain systems …

Paul Ryan Is the Silent Partner in Trump’s War on the Rule of Law

In early January, FBI director Christopher Wray and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein met with House Speaker Paul Ryan and asked him to rein in …

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2017 Set a Record for Most New Skyscrapers in One Year

But 2018 is coming for the title.<p>When the Ping An Finance Center was finally completed this year, it reached the pinnacle of Shenzhen, China’s obsession with high-rises. Standing 1,965 feet high, the sleek 115-story office building is the second tallest in China and fourth tallest in the world. …

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Robert Ritner & Theo van den Hout | The Battle of Kadesh: A Debate

Dismembered Remains Tell Horrifying Tale of Ritual Human Sacrifice in Ancient Crete

In the distant past, earthquakes shook not only lands, but also the ancient perspective on how to interact with the world, the gods, and each other. …