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.
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?
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.
A tiny bone from the little finger of a human ancestor in East Africa is the oldest 'modern' hand bone ever found.
Voters nearly always prefer politicians with deep voices, a new study finds. Continue reading →
Is an animal a predator, or someone’s likely dinner? The shape of its pupils can answer that question, even for humans.
Some like it hot, but woolly mammoths and giant sloths didn’t, helping to explain why these animals and other big beasts from the last Ice Age went extinct.
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