A new survey links depression, nicotine addiction and other traits to Neanderthal genetic lineage.
New fossil discoveries continue to push the known boundaries of human evolution.
The history of actual Hobbit humans is like a page out of a J.R.R. Tolkien novel.
Our earliest ancestors were more like a slow furry loris than an imposing King Kong, suggests a new primate fossil found in Spain.
Our ancestors slept about as many hours a night as we do, though their sleep quality was likely better.
The earliest unambiguous evidence for our species outside of Africa has just been discovered in China.
A recently unearthed extinct human species had hands and feet adapted for a life both on the ground and in the trees.
Our ancestors apparently had a lot to say 2 million years ago, even if they said it quietly.
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