Book Talk With the help of wolf dogs, early humans out-hunted—and outlasted—Neanderthals. In popular culture, they're often portrayed like members of a heavy-metal band: fur clad, shaggy haired, ape-like.
Discovery pushes back the origin of our genus, Homo, by half a million years. In a rare congruence of new evidence, two fossil jaws cast a fused beam of light on one of the darkest mysteries in human the
Changing Planet A new study in the journal Nature offers that for the first time scientists have directly observed an increase in one major greenhouse gas at Earth’s surface. “We see, for the first time
Science & InnovationLaelaps Bite force is all the rage lately. This year alone paleontologists have published new bite force estimates for the largest rodent of all time and a prehistoric crocodylian And
Weird & Wild Colors give butterflies camouflage, which helps them avoid hungry predators. Ask a social butterfly where she got that great dress, and she'll say, "This old thing?" and then tell you its