The recognition means Japan is now home to the world's oldest man and woman, with 116-year-old Misao Okawa of Osaka taking the female honors.
Neanderthals did not really go extinct -- they were simply absorbed into the modern human gene pool of Europeans and Asians. Continue reading →
Ancient Paleolithic people in Spain ate snails as part of their regular diet, new research suggests.
Oral histories reveal that Aboriginal language groups have uses specific stars to remember waypoints while traveling.
Neanderthals and modern humans shared an ancestor, so why did the two groups wind up looking so different from each other? A new find helps explain that and more. Continue reading →
Human faces look the way they do today because our ancestors fought a lot, according to a new theory bolstered by an analysis of our skull bones. Continue reading →
Unborn fetuses have an unusual reaction when mom's stressed: They touch their faces with their left hand. Continue reading →
More than 50 percent of the world's 671 million obese people live in these 10 countries. Continue reading →
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