Michael Luke

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Cave Engraving May Be First Example Of Neanderthal Artwork

Neanderthals, our closest extinct human relatives, were long painted as primitive, thuggish brutes that were cognitively inferior to modern humans. …

Interbreeding Among Early Hominins

The evolutionary tree for modern humans a bit of a mess - humans haven’t had a close relative on this planet for over 10,000 years, but there used to …

Third Branch Added To Present-Day European Family Tree

Some 7,500 years ago, brown-eyed, pale-skinned farmers began migrating into Europe from the Near East. These migrants not only spread a new way of …

Bats Use Polarized Light To Calibrate Internal Compass

“Blind as a bat?” Pshaw. Bats are known for their ability to navigate their environment through echolocation, but new research shows that the greater …

Biology

Amazonian Turtle Mothers 'Talk' To Their Offspring

We seem to be learning a lot about animal communication at present; from ear movement in horses to jackass penguin calls. Now, a team of researchers …

Scientists Reveal How Our Circadian Clocks Are Reset

Flying half way across the world, staying up late to play on your smart phone and pulling an all-nighter to cram for tomorrow’s exam can all upset …

Protein

Walking Fish Sheds Light On The Evolution Of Vertebrate Limbs

From time to time, long, wriggly fish called bichirs enjoy walks along the banks of the Nile with its robust fins, breathing fresh air with its …

Kenny The White Tiger Reveals The Price of Inbreeding

Pictures and videos are circulating online about Kenny, a white tiger described as having Down’s Syndrome.<p>While much of the coverage refers to Kenny …

Bizarre 505-Million-Year-Old Spiky Worm Has Living Descendants

Somewhere between the iron maiden and Pinhead, you’ll find a misunderstood worm named <i>Hallucigenia</i>. For decades, researchers couldn’t make heads or …

Mesmerizing Gif Shows Cell Division

Metaphase is the point in the cell cycle after the chromosomes have condensed and lined up in the middle, just before the cell is divided into two …