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World’s Oldest Humanlike Hand Bone Sheds Light on Evolution

Scientists have discovered the oldest known fossil of a hand bone to resemble that of a modern human, and they suggest it belonged to an unknown human relative that would have been much taller and larger than any of its contemporaries.<p>This new finding reveals clues about when modern humanlike hands …

Nature Communications

Google and Intel bring RealSense to phones with Project Tango dev kit

It was only a matter of time until Intel's RealSense 3D camera got a chance to dance with Google's 3D-mapping initiative, Project Tango. Today at Intel's Developer Forum, the two companies revealed that they're working together on a Project Tango developer kit for smartphones using RealSense. From …

Ashley Madison hack data reportedly released, including credit cards and employer data

Attention, 37 million users of the notorious affair website Ashley Madison: time to start sweating. According to a report from Ars Technica, the personal data pilfered during the hack is now available online, released as a BitTorrent file earlier today.<p>According to the report, a 10GB file chock …

Earthquake strikes San Francisco Bay Area

A magnitude 4.0 earthquake was reported Monday morning in Piedmont, Calif., near Oakland, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.<p>The temblor occurred at 6:49 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 3.1 miles.<p>According to the USGS, the epicenter was two miles from Emeryville, Calif., three miles from …

Archaeologists discover the gates to Gath, home of Goliath

<i>Archaeologists working in Israel have discovered the remains of the fortifications and entrance gate of the biblical city of Gath, which was first</i> …

Archaeology

The Carbon-14 Dating of the Amphipolis Tomb

<b>*By Andrew Chugg</b><p>At the end of January this year the Greek Ministry of Culture commissioned various tests on the bones found in the burial chamber of …

Ancient princess was no Barbie

The woman’s remains and the grave goods she was buried with — which includes finely crafted pots and bowls — will soon be put on display in the …

Archaeology

The secrets of extraordinary survivors

When faced with trauma, some people manage to emerge stronger than ever. How do they manage it? Michael Bond investigates.<p>Eugenie is telling me the story of the end of her life. At least, it is the end of the life she used to know.<p>Three years ago, government soldiers came to her home in Kinshasa in …

Mental Health

The Magnificent Constructions of King Nebuchadnezzar II

Neo-Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar II remains known as the leader of one of the most powerful ancient empires to have preceded that of the Athenians …

Before Humans Showed Up, Huge Animals Were The Norm

In Earth's history, there have been some incredibly large animals that look sort of like animals we have today, just a lot bigger. In North America, there was a sloth that was the size of an elephant.<p>Transcript<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST:<p>You know, often here at MORNING EDITION we just like to check in with …

Paleontology