Grief seems like a fairly destructive and distressing behaviour. However, new research suggests it may actually give our species an evolutionary advantage
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.
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.
Lies are often thought of as bad, yet research suggests they might sometimes be good!
Humans have one more version of the Herpes virus than any other primate. New research reveals this is because one of our ancestors caught the chimp version of the disease 1.6 million years ago.
Ancient DNA studies of Bronze age populations have revealed that pale skin, hair and eyes were traits in Europeans that were still evolving as recently as 4,000 years ago.
“Behavioural modernity” is a set of traits thought to indicate whether stone age people were as smart as modern humans. However, this list may need some revision; the results of which show that Neanderthals might have been just as smart as us after all.