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.
Some 322 birds, mammals and reptiles all went extinct in just the past 500 years due to people, research shows.
Oral histories reveal that Aboriginal language groups have uses specific stars to remember waypoints while traveling.
Chimps are very much like humans, from giggling to grieving.
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 →
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