Grief seems like a fairly destructive and distressing behaviour. However, new research suggests it may actually give our species an evolutionary advantage
Scientists looking over a museum collection stumbled across the first ever piece of art made by a pre-human species.
Recent research claims that we evolved big brains to win in any conflict with our neighbors; but does this claim hold water?
Throwing stuff is kind of a big deal; whether it’s spears at prey or balls at the other team. How far back can this key human behaviour be traced?
Researchers recently published data from a 45,000 year old human genome. It sheds a lot of light on human/neanderthal interbreeding and the human migration out of Africa.
New research suggests that the climate forced humans to become more flexible, which in turn allowed them to migrate out of Africa.
A reader asks “what did prehistoric people wear”. I answer
Last month some researchers claimed the hobbit was actually a human with Down syndrome. Turns out there’s actually a fair bit of controversy surrounding the publication of this paper.
Creationists argue Taung child – arguably the most important human fossil ever – has been debunked as a human ancestor. The scandal!
We often think of chimps as a bit dim, yet there are some tasks in which they prove our intellectual superior. Researchers have found one where not only do they beat humans but give computers a run for their money.