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Sep 12, 2015 04:34 AM ET
There's a new ancient rock star on the scene and its name is Homo naledi, a 3-million-year-old set of bones found in a cave in South Africa that's being touted as a new human species. How did scientists determine that it belonged in the genus Homo?
Sep 10, 2015 05:00 AM ET // Jennifer Viegas
A deep chamber within a South African cave has just yielded a new member of early human lineage – and the species seem to have buried their dead.
May 27, 2015 01:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
The early human species lived in Ethiopia 3.3 to 3.5 million years ago.
May 9, 2015 10:00 AM ET // Benjamin Radford
Photos of a supposed alien body recovered from the 1947 UFO crash in Roswell, N.M., are going viral. Continue reading →
Apr 1, 2015 02:00 PM ET // Charles Choi, LiveScience
The findings focus on a skeleton which represents a species in the same group as Lucy, known as Australopithecus.
Jan 27, 2015 11:00 AM ET // Jennifer Viegas
The human history plot thickens with the discovery of a new archaic human from Taiwan that might have coexisted and interbred with our species.
Jan 27, 2015 03:48 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Flatulence, diarrhea, rashes and other health issues have been with some humans and their ancestors for up to a million or more years.
Nov 18, 2014 12:30 PM ET // Annalee Newitz, iO9
Roughly 9,000 years ago, humans had mastered farming to the point where food was plentiful. Then, abruptly, these proto-cities were abandoned for millennia.
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