Prehistory

Human Evolution From Fish: DNA Memory Can Teach Us A Lot - If We Don't Eat It

The fish some humans are frying up and eating are actually related to us and can help us understand how our DNA evolved.<p>A type of fish called an …

Evolution

Danish Vikings 'may have made their own wine'

Studies of grape pips point to wine production in Denmark during the time of the Vikings.<p>The Vikings liked alcohol, but while it is easy enough to …

Iron Age

Excavation at site of 'ancient wag' in Caithness

<b>Archaeologists are excavating the site of what is thought to be an Iron Age home known as a wag.</b><p>A small scale excavation was done at Burn of Swartigill south of Wick in Caithness in 2015.<p>A copper alloy fragment thought to have been part of a brooch possibly worn by a person of high status was among …

Iron Age

Researchers map the evolution of dog breeds

When people migrate, <i>Canis familiaris</i> travels with them. Piecing together the details of those migrations has proved difficult because the clues are …

Evolution

Ancestors of Flores 'hobbits' may have been pioneers of first 'human' migration out of Africa

I was in Jakarta, Indonesia in 2008 and lucky enough to examine the bones of one of the most controversial hominin species that has ever been …

Humanity

Origins of Male Domination May Lie in Food

“Women and lowly men are so hard to handle. If you let them too close to you, they become disobedient. But if you keep them at a distance, they …

Anthropology

As climates cool, adaptation heats up

Body size changes more rapidly when the planet cools than when it heats up.<p>While natural selection is a big part of evolution, the theory now …

Biology

Lebanese Activists Protest 'Stone Age' Rape Law With Haunting Public Art Piece

The longstanding law lets rapists go free if they marry their victim.<p>Lebanese activists are keeping the pressure on members of parliament as the time nears to repeal a widely criticized rape law that commutes the sentences of rapists who marry their victims.<p>Along Beirut’s coastline Saturday, 31 …

Stone Age

Indonesia's 'Hobbits' Are Far Older Relatives Than We Originally Thought

An unexpected journey.<p>Once upon a time, on an island in Indonesia, there lived a hobbit.<p>If you're familiar with the ongoing adventures of the species …

Anthropology

Assassin's Creed creator releases stunning trailer for new survival game Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey

'Humanity is one idea away from evolution or extinction,' the game's description reads.<p>Assassin's Creed creator Patrice Désilets has released a new …

Game Development

Losing Key DNA Made Us Modern Humans

When we visit a zoo and peer at our closest living relatives, the great apes, two things reliably captivate us. One: they look so very much like …

Evolution

Origins of Indonesian hobbits finally revealed

The most comprehensive study on the bones of Homo floresiensis, a species of tiny human discovered on the Indonesian island of Flores in 2003, has …

Archaeology

The new Neanderthals

Acclaimed writer Claire Cameron’s title character is strong, sexy, smart and, yes, a redhead<p>Toronto novelist Claire Cameron, whose 2014 bestseller <i>The</i> …

Humanity

These amazing creative animals show why humans are the most innovative species of all

Of all the many millions of species on the planet, only humans have sequenced genomes, invented smart phones and composed moonlight sonatas. To an …

Creativity

Follow photographer Aga Szydlick as she meets the San tribe of South Africa.

People of the Earth: San tribe<p>The first people<p>Deeply rooted in their nomadic culture and in a symbiotic relationship with the animals and plants, the …

Stone Age

Ungar, P.S.: Evolution's Bite: A Story of Teeth, Diet, and Human Origins. (eBook and Hardcover)

Whether we realize it or not, we carry in our mouths the legacy of our evolution. Our teeth are like living fossils that can be studied and compared …

Humanity

From Stone Age to Drone Age: Debt Collection Goes High-Tech

<i>Zoey, a collections avatar by BeGuided Inc.</i><p>Behind on bills? Brace yourself. Debt collectors are adopting high-tech tactics to boost payments. Watch your smartphone for avatars that coo and voicemails that arrive without a sound.<p>Collections agencies are evolving from the financial stone age of …

Stone Age

Ancient Stone Tools Force Rethinking of Human Origins

The desert badlands on the northwestern shores of Kenya's Lake Turkana offer little to the people who live there. Drinking water is elusive, and most …

Anthropology

Stone Age Woman Had Modern-Looking Face

The pretty face of a woman who lived more than 13,000 years ago in what is now Thailand, and is considered a likely descendant of the first humans to …

Stone Age

The popular 'paleo' diet is based on a myth

<i>Peter S. Ungar is Distinguished Professor and director of the Environmental Dynamics Program at the University of Arkansas. He is the author of Evolution's Bite: A Story of Teeth, Diet, and Human Origins.</i><p>People have been debating the natural human diet for thousands of years, often framed as a …

Nutrition

Bronze Age Bling

<b>On a windblown</b> island in the Persian Gulf, archaeologists have found a 3,500-year-old jewelry workshop that may hold secrets to the collapse and …

Bronze Age

Survival of the Fittest, Only the Strong Survive - Fact or Myth?

What Does Survival of the Fittest Mean?<p>“Survival of the fittest” means that those who are best adapted to their environment thrive and tend to be …

Biology

Age-Specific Mortality During the 1918 Influenza Pandemic: Unravelling the Mystery of High Young Adult Mortality

1. Gina K (2001) Flu: The Story of the Great Influenza Pandemic. 1st ed. Touchstone. 352 p.<p>2. Viboud C, Eisenstein J, Reid AH, Janczewski TA, Morens …

Biology

Tumps of tunnelling moles reveal the past

The Trundle, West Sussex Ramparts’ busy archaeologists send forth iron age pottery, shells and bones as they excavate<p>As we walked the perimeter of the ramparts, we noticed that the cropped turf-covered contours below were heavily tracked with molehills. We came across an area of fresh tumps, the …

Iron Age

Company helps home mortgage applicants with documentation submission

Why it matters to you<p>If you apply for a mortgage newer technology could make supplying the required documentation less arduous.<p>Searching for real …

Stone Age

Our ancestors defeated a virus from the same family as HIV 11 million years ago

Scientists studied ''viral fossils'' to find out how how the HERV-T retrovirus went extinct.<p>Viral fossils have revealed the secret of how our …

Fossils

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iPhone Apps

Origin of Genghis Khan's skilled horse-riding culture revealed in sacred Bronze Age burial mounds

The first evidence of sophisticated horseback riding in Mongolia has been dated to the Bronze Age in 1200 BCE by analysis of horse remains in burial …

Bronze Age

13,000-Year-Old Fillings Were “Drilled” With Stone and Packed With Tar

Having a dental procedure is painful enough with modern medicine—but it must've been even worse before the invention of high-speed drills and pain …

Stone Age

New Middle Pleistocene hominin cranium from Gruta da Aroeira (Portugal)

We describe a recently discovered cranium from the Aroeira cave in Portugal dated to around 400 ka. This specimen is the westernmost Middle …

Humanity