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May 20, 2015 01:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
The earliest known stone toolkit could write a whole new chapter in the book of human evolution, especially since the tools were not even made by our genus.
May 6, 2015 03:02 PM ET // Lori Cuthbert
A simple organism found at the bottom of the ocean had the tools to give rise to life as complex as we are. Continue reading →
Apr 27, 2015 03:15 PM ET // Lori Cuthbert
People with lower back issues have spines indistinguishable from a chimp's, a new study finds. Continue reading →
Apr 23, 2015 03:00 PM ET // Charles Choi, LiveScience
Ancient teeth from Italy suggest that the arrival of modern humans in Western Europe coincided with the demise of Neanderthals.
Apr 15, 2015 11:30 AM ET // Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience
The prominence of the chin may simply be a side effect of the rest of the face evolving to be smaller.
Apr 3, 2015 11:25 AM ET // Amanda Onion
Analysis of a man who lived in Washington state some 9,000 years ago reveal he didn't eat game meat, but stuck mostly to seafood. Why? 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.
Mar 17, 2015 09:30 AM ET // Laura Geggel, LiveScience
A 17-million-year-old beaked whale fossil is helping researchers solve a puzzle about the likely birthplace of humanity in East Africa.
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