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Ancient Tools Discovered in China Confound Accepted Theory of Human Migration

"This has been one of the high points in my career."<p>Earth is littered with evidence of intrepid, ancient peoples who had one big thing in common …

Anthropology

Record-Breaking Evidence Just Changed What We Know About Star Birth After The Big Bang

We are getting super-close to the cosmic dawn.<p>Astronomers using some of the most powerful telescopes on Earth have found evidence that stars were …

How 700,000-Year-Old Rhino Bones Could Change the Story of Human Migration

The find could put human ancestors in Southeast Asia long before Homo sapiens were even a species.<p>A 700,000-year-old butchered rhino carcass in the Philippines is rewriting the history of early human migration around the globe, and telling us more about a tool-using human relative that lived long …

Scientists just discovered an 88,000-year-old finger bone in Saudi Arabia that changes our understanding of human migration around the world

In the Nefud Desert of Saudi Arabia, researchers have found the oldest remains from early humans outside of Africa and the nearby Mediterranean Levant region.<p>It's a single bone from a <i>Homo sapiens</i> finger, and it's at least 85,000 to 90,000 years old, according to a study published in the journal …

Ancient DNA Is Rewriting Human (and Neanderthal) History

The genomes of the long dead are turning up all sorts of unexpected and controversial findings.<p>Geneticist David Reich used to study the living, but now he studies the dead.<p>The precipitating event came in the form of 40,000-year-old Neanderthal bones found in a Croatian cave. So well-preserved were …

One of the oldest skeletons ever seen in the Americas was found in a flooded cave — and it could reshape our understanding of human history

Deep within a flooded cave in the remote Mexican jungle, archaeologists came across a stunning find: An almost completely intact skeleton of a teenage girl.<p>A new documentary from PBS's NOVA, "The First Face of America," investigates the bones, and what they reveal could be a critical piece of …

Archaeologists found thousands of hidden structures in the Guatemalan jungle — and it could re-write human history

Using state-of-the-art laser technology, archaeologists uncovered over 60,000 previously unknown Maya structures deep in the Guatemalan jungle, including foundations for houses, military fortifications, and elevated causeways.<p>Archaeologists could barely contain their excitement about the …

Everything We Learned in One Year About Thousands of Years of Human Evolution

Seven breakthroughs rewrote our history.<p>If you were to encounter humans from 200,000 years ago, you might be struck by how much they look like humans …

Discovery of Unknown Ancient Population Changes Our Understanding of How North America Was Settled

She died 11,500 years ago at the tender age of six weeks in what is now the interior of Alaska. Dubbed “Sunrise Girl-child” by the local indigenous …

Anthropology

Did Modern Humans Come from China as Much as from Africa?

A reappraisal of the Chinese Dali skull suggest a more prominent role for China in early human history.<br>Read More

Ancient Hominin Skull From China Suggests Humans Didn't Evolve Just From African Ancestors

Most scientists believe all modern humans are descended from African ancestors. But a new analysis of an ancient Chinese skull found too many …

Shocking discovery of ancient teeth could rewrite human history

There’s still many questions to be answered regarding the origins of mankind, but researchers have a pretty good outline of how it all went down — or …

New evidence would push life back to at least 3.95 billion years ago

Labrador find is similar to hotly debated Greenland rocks that had been oldest.<p>You could be forgiven for thinking that the remnants of the Earth’s …

Our species aged 100,000 years overnight

That’s the conclusion being drawn from a new fossil find in Morocco.<p>Previously, the oldest known fossils clearly from our species were a bit less …

A 3.3-million-year-old fossil with a missing rib tells us a lot about human evolution

Meet Selam, the 2-and-a-half-year-old Australopithecus afarensis child<p>Our spinal column is different from that of apes because — yes, you guessed that right — we walk upright on two feet. But when did our distinctive back structure first evolve? The skeleton of an early human ancestor found in …

Fossils cast doubt on human lineage originating in Africa

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fossils from Greece and Bulgaria of an ape-like creature that lived 7.2 million years ago may fundamentally alter the understanding of human origins, casting doubt on the view that the evolutionary lineage that led to people arose in Africa.<p>Scientists said on Monday the …

11 Fantastic TED Talks That Explain How Your Brain Works

Why are we the way that we are? Is there anything we can do to change the way we think, behave, and react? And even if we come to know how the brain …

Psychology

Humanity’s strange new cousin is shockingly young — and shaking up our family tree

<i>Homo naledi</i>, a strange new species of human cousin found in South Africa two years ago, was unlike anything scientists had ever seen. Discovered deep in the heart of a treacherous cave system — as if they'd been placed there deliberately — were 15 ancient skeletons that showed a confusing patchwork …

Anthropology

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5 TED Talks that will make you more persuasive

Knowing how to sell is crucial in many jobs. But knowing how to sell <i>yourself</i> is crucial in your career — to land a job, a promotion, a high-profile project.<p>What does it take to make yourself the person people count on and go to?<p>These five TED Talks will teach you everything you need to know about …

Mastodon Bone Findings Could Upend Our Understanding of Human History

Paleontologists have dug up a 130,000-year-old mastodon skeleton that looks like it was smashed apart by humans. But they found it in America, where people were not supposed to have arrived for another 100,000 years.<p>How could that have happened?<p>The researchers say they think early humans must have …

Anthropology

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Pacific Islanders Appear to Be Carrying The DNA of an Unknown Human Species

A third extinct human relative.<p>Hints of an unidentified, extinct human species have been found in the DNA of modern Melanesians - those living in a …

No, The Universe Is Not Expanding at an Accelerated Rate, Say Physicists

This could change everything.<p>Back in 2011, three astronomers were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for their discovery that the Universe wasn't …

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Ascent of Man image should be ‘the other way around’, leading expert in human evolution says

The idea that humans evolved from a knuckle-dragging ape, leaving chimpanzees in the Darwinian dust, was crystallised in the famous ‘ascent of man’ …

Scientists possibly find "revolutionary" fifth force of nature

Physicists appear to be on the verge of a tremendous discovery. While examining an anomaly reported by a 2015 study on dark matter, a research team …

Physics

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